This is the story of a collection of people who follow Jesus. We live in Littleton. We encounter people in the name of Jesus, we allow Jesus to turn us into disciples, we gather often, and we equip people to love and serve other people better.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Rereading 7 Habits of Effective People

William George Jordan

 Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil-the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be. (Pg 20)

 Steven Covey

 Principles are the territory. Values are maps. The more closely our maps or paradigms are aligned with these principles or natural laws, the more accurate and functional they will be. Correct maps will infinitely impact our perrsonal and interpersonal efferctiveness...(Pg35) The way we see the problem is the problem (pg 40)

 Albert Einstein

 The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them (pg 42). T.S. Elliot We must not cease from exploration and the end of all our explorating will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time (pg 44)
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Check out this chpt on

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 I thought you might need a reminder to read Proverbs chpt 20 today. See it at

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Don't forget we are painting the doors of Stony Creek Elementary School this weekend, so that its ready for school


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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Total personal incomes of Cities in the US in 2008 (from Denver Business Journal)

The following are the 72 markets with 2008 TPI of more than $25 billion:

  • New York City, $1.031 trillion
  • Los Angeles, $552.5 billion
  • Chicago, $433.8 billion
  • Washington, $302.8 billion
  • Houston, $276.4 billion
  • Philadelphia, $274.1 billion
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, $267.1 billion
  • San Francisco-Oakland, $263.9 billion
  • Boston, $248.9 billion
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale, $236.7 billion
  • Atlanta, $202.4 billion
  • Detroit, $176.1 billion
  • Seattle, $168.8 billion
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, $154.6 billion
  • Phoenix, $148.5 billion
  • San Diego, $136.5 billion
  • Baltimore, $126.2 billion
  • Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif., $119.4 billion
  • Denver, $119.1 billion
  • St. Louis, $116.4 billion
  • San Jose, $107.0 billion
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg, $100.9 billion
  • Pittsburgh, $100.7 billion
  • Portland, Ore., $87.1 billion
  • Cincinnati, $83.5 billion
  • Cleveland, $83.2 billion
  • Sacramento, $82.3 billion
  • Kansas City, $80.8 billion
  • Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., $73.6 billion
  • Las Vegas, $73.3 billion
  • Orlando, $71.4 billion
  • San Antonio, $70.8 billion
  • Columbus, $67.6 billion
  • Indianapolis, $67.4 billion
  • Milwaukee, $66.7 billion
  • Charlotte, $66.3 billion
  • Providence, $64.7 billion
  • Virginia Beach-Norfolk, $63.2 billion
  • Austin, $62.5 billion
  • Nashville, $61.0 billion
  • Hartford, $58.5 billion
  • Jacksonville, $51.6 billion
  • Richmond, $50.3 billion
  • New Orleans, $50.1 billion
  • Oklahoma City, $49.4 billion
  • Memphis, $48.6 billion
  • Louisville, $47.4 billion
  • Birmingham, $45.1 billion
  • Raleigh, $42.7 billion
  • Buffalo, $40.9 billion
  • Salt Lake City, $40.5 billion
  • Tulsa, $39.7 billion
  • Rochester, N.Y., $39.5 billion
  • Honolulu, $39.4 billion
  • New Haven, Conn., $38.3 billion
  • Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., $36.4 billion
  • Omaha, $35.8 billion
  • Albany, $34.9 billion
  • Worcester, Mass., $33.5 billion
  • Bradenton-Sarasota, Fla., $33.4 billion
  • Tucson, $33.0 billion
  • Allentown-Bethlehem, Pa., $30.6 billion
  • Dayton, $29.0 billion
  • Albuquerque, $29.0 billion
  • Baton Rouge, La., $27.6 billion
  • Grand Rapids, $26.9 billion
  • Akron, Ohio, $26.2 billion
  • Poughkeepsie, N.Y., $26.1 billion
  • Fresno, Calif., $26.0 billion
  • Little Rock, Ark., $25.8 billion
  • Springfield, Mass., $25.5 billion
  • Columbia, S.C., $25.2 billion


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Monday, August 17, 2009

We were going to put temps behind the little church we are in, until I found this website (thanks Becky Pierson)

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Monday after sunday

Church was good yesterday, so many people back - lots of conversation afterwards. Next week we hope to be over 100 people again for the first time since June. We had Soul Fuel lead our worship
time. They did well. Busy week ahead - youth group on Tuesday, worship team practice on Wed. And painting Stony Creek elementary on SAT Morning (8-12).
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Was it a grandslam or not??? Video replay booth

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Fw: Rockies vs Cubs

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How will the 700,000,000,000.00 bailout affect me?

Doug Osness

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Monday after Sunday

Boulder County Courthouse

 "Just want everyone to know we are having computer problems. We will get you guys out of here as soon as we can" says the court reporter. I am sitting in court with a friend who was driving in Boulder without a license. His dad just said to me "Life is much easier if you stay out of trouble." ---

 I am thinking about church yesterday. Really enjoying preaching through Proverbs. Yesterday we looked at the value of wisdom, and how we must dig for it, like silver in a mine. Momentum

 Momentum is starting to build towards Fall. We have rock solid leadership. Our new small groups will start in a month. Backpack trip

 Our youth group just got back from a two day backpack trip. 15 people were on the trip. Highlight included a capture the flag game, an evening worship service and a Sunday morning communion time. Rumor has it Ryan was attacked by a wolverine (or a least a vicious rock). Prayer for the complexities and pains of life. Praying for a teen who just found out she is pregnant. Praying for a neighborhood family who just lost their 7 old son (died from wounds sustained in a fire he started. Praying for a local family - the dad killed his wife then shot himself. Praying for a friend recovering from cancer surgery. Praying for a broken marriage and for those who are single and wrestle with various relationship issues. Oh and one more thing-too sensitive to post here. Wow God - this world has a lot of complexity and pain. We trust that one day, You will bring comfort and justice. Thanks for reading this. Please add these prayer requests to your list today. ---

 I am reading my wife's book that she wrote this year. Its very good. It is teen fiction. You should ask her about it. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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Saturday, August 08, 2009

CS Lewis quote "the divine mind

The order of the Divine mind, embodied in the Divine Law, is beautiful. What should man do but try to reproduce it, as far as possible, in his daily life?
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reading "Discipling Nations-the power of truth to transform nations, by Darrow Miller

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Off to the Jeffco Westernaires - Annika's horse riding club


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