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LoveStruck

crazy little thingWe are starting a new series at Central this week through the Song of Solomon. So, to get things kick-started, I’m giving away two copies of Jud’s book “That Crazy Little Thing Called Love” that is about the same subject.

To enter, all you need to do is comment (on the blog, Facebookers) about your best date ever with your spouse. Not only will you be entered to win, but you’ll also get some great date ideas from everyone else.

I’ll randomly pick the winners next week.

My Church Is …

Remember this video? It makes me cry every time I see it.

Well, our uber fabulous media team made another video with those same people for our current series.

Since I love this one too, I wanted to share.

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Now, it is your turn. Fill in the blank.

My church is …

Kicking Character Assassins in the Face

Deadly ViperA while ago my fabulous husband, Jud, and his best friend Mike, wrote a really great book called Deadly Viper Character Assassins. If you aren’t familiar with Deadly Viper, you might want to be. It is a great resource for your church, staff, small group, or yourself. In fact, we’ve done a whole message series (which are free downloads on iTunes) around it at Central, and I’ve lead our pastor’s wives through the book as well.

 

Here is the latest in the battle against the assassins:

1. Deadly Viper, Silver is coming out in September. You can pre-order it here. It will have an extra chapter, a small group discussion guide, additional cartoons and graphics, and some other surprises.

 

2. You can also download the free audio version of Deadly Viper, but you should really order the book because it is beautiful.

 

3. There is a Deadly Viper fan page on Facebook where you can keep up with all of the latest news.

 

4. The follow up book, People of the Second Chance, is in the works. They are writing like mad men … and I know it is going to be great. Oh and of course just as amazing design-wise.

 

5. You can always read the boys’ thoughts on their blog, or follow Jud and Mike on Twitter.

 

Anyone read the book? Let me hear your thoughts on it.

Baptism Celebration by Video

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Here is the recap video celebrating the baptisms at Central. We had the pools at the Henderson Campus and the troughs at the Summerlin and Southwest Campuses.

 

Extra points if you can spot me and the 1.2 seconds of me clapping and crying. Luckily I had my sunglasses on to hide my messed up mascara.

 

The family at the end was amazing. The dad is in a wheelchair because he has one leg. We offered to use the inside baptistry since it would be easier to get in and out of. But he declined because he wanted to be outside with everyone else. So with the help of two muscle-bound friends, he grimaced up and down each of the steps and into the pool. He was baptized with his wife, their daughters and their friend. I stood at the edge holding one of their younger daughters while she blew kisses to her mommy and daddy. And I bawled … like a baby. 

 

What’s your baptism story?

What a Weekend!

baptism1This weekend we had two wonderful days of Baptism Celebration. We weren’t exactly sure what to expect. We prayed like crazy and made tons of preparations with the hopeful expectation that God was going to continue the work that He has already been doing here in Vegas. We’ve seen so many people come to faith in the last few months. This was our weekend to help work through all of the obstacles that were hindering people from taking the step of baptism in their lives. 

 

baptism3In one word … OVERWHELMING. I spent the last two days weeping and stuttering trying to find words to describe what God was doing. 

 

I can’t even begin to share the stories I heard about God moving in peoples’ lives. But one thing was very easy to see … it was incredibly evident how heart felt this was for people. So many joyful tears, and hugs, and hands raised in the air. It was real … and it was God. Only God.

 

Since I don’t really know what to say, I’ll just say this:

We are so thankful to God for the 1458 people who followed Jesus in baptism at the Central campuses this weekend! Thank you, Lord!

 

Please pray for us as we help these people continue on the journey of faith.