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I forgot…

April 27, 2010

Ever been reminded of something, only to find yourself blurting out the phrase, “I forgot…”  You know how it goes, you find your old favorite shirt and exclaim, “I forgot how good I looked in this!”  You find tupperware in the back of the fridge and regretfully say, “I forgot that was in there…why is there mold on it?”

I had one of those “I forgot” statements a couple of weeks ago.  I was at church on Palm Sunday and our pastor showed a clip from “The Passion of the Christ.”  You know the movie, it’s the one that caused Christians and non-Christians around the globe to argue over the “R” rating it received…but I digress…

When I watched the clips from the movie in front of me, the scene of Jesus’ crucifixion came on, and I watched intently.  As they came to the point where they nailed Jesus to the cross, I remembered watching this movie and thinking about the relentless pursuit the religious leaders had and the determination to stop Him.

The scene changed to the moment where they had to dislocate Jesus’ right arm in order to get it nailed in place on the cross…then they flipped the cross over.  That’s when I exclaimed, “I forgot that part.”

It was a harmless statement.  The truth is, I HAD forgotten about that part, but the reality was much worse.  In reality, I had gotten to the point where my faith had quite a few, “I forgot” statements.  I was in that area of LIFE where, things aren’t as bright and shiny as they once were.  LIFE had taken over and it was running me…so I had forgotten so much.

The scene in the movie immediately made me think about the things along my faith journey that have been forgotten over the years.  I realize God used that very moment to remind me of Himself and His love for me.  I remembered the LIFE, death, and resurrection of Jesus at that very moment.  I remembered that EVERYTHING else pails in comparison to knowing Christ and to fellowship with Him is eternal.  I remembered the call to be like Christ, not to act like Him (there IS a difference).  I remembered the call to fellowship with Christ in His sufferings…not something I really ever wanted to remember.

So, next time you utter those words, “I forgot,” take a moment to think about what you have in Christ and who you are because of Him.  Remember Him…

End of an era

April 20, 2010

My Dad is selling his truck. It’s been in the family for years, since 1965 to be exact. Since I was a child he has owned this truck. It took me to football and baseball practice and has hauled tons of mulch, dirt and more. I drove it as an underage driver up and down the driveway at their house more than once.

I hate to see it go, it’s really like family, but that’s how LIFE is sometimes. It’s time to let the truck go. It has memories attached to it, but it’s just a truck…not eternal…at all.

Thank you God I can’t be bought and sold o the highest bidder…because I know there is a bidder willing to pray the price!

BGM in Haiti

April 19, 2010

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April 16, 2010

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it’s time to update the blog…i just r

March 29, 2010

it’s time to update the blog…i just realized I haven’t written since the earthquake and with all the emotion, drama, and chaos surrounding the events we went through, I haven’t even written about another of the greatest joys in our LIFE…NAIKA! More to come soon

If you want to help a good friend go to

March 26, 2010

If you want to help a good friend go to Haiti (@gambrellmatthew) click this link and donate…every $ helps…LITERALLY

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March 22, 2010

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Congratulations to @thescottmills and @k

March 22, 2010

Congratulations to @thescottmills and @kellylovemills! They found out they’re having a BOY!! That’s right, let the chaos begin!

Spending time with God gets difficult wh

March 3, 2010

Spending time with God gets difficult when the flesh creeps in. Don’t think so? Check out Romans 7…yeah, I went there…

A Lane Lesson

November 3, 2009

Lane and the "Lane" sign

This morning while I was getting Lane ready for school, I noticed something.  Lane LOVES to talk about himself.  We have a song we sing often, called, “The Lane Song.”  It’s nothing more than the tune of Frere Jacques with his name in it.  He loves it.  He even has a sign for it! He’ll take his right hand and touch his thumb to his right cheek or his chin and stick his fingers out “kind of like forming an “L”

While he was eating, he made the sign constantly.  I was in a hurry, ready for him to eat, but he was in absolutely NO hurry and wasn’t interested in eating unless I sang the Lane song with him.

It got me to thinking…how many times does God call me to do something, but I have other plans?  How many times has He tried to feed me, but I wasn’t interested unless it was something I wanted to eat?  How many times have I missed out on the very nourishment I needed so much because I was quite honestly, wanting to sing about me or even sing my own praises?

I know Lane really doesn’t grasp that it’s not really all about him.  I however do.  I know my LIFE isn’t supposed to be all about me, but I make it about me more often than not.  I know God has called me at times and I haven’t responded with anything other than, “Hey, God, talk about me.  Sing about me.  Remind me how great I am.”

My lesson this morning was a reminder just how much God loves me.  Even though Lane wasn’t concerned about eating and doing what needed to be done, my love for him never changed.  I didn’t care if he performed for me or not, because my love for him isn’t based on anything other than he’s mine.

I take comfort knowing God doesn’t change His love for me based upon what I can give Him.  Let’s be honest, who can really give Him anything?  It’s all HIS already, so it’s like I’m just giving Him what was already His.  Performance before Him with a thought it earns me anything is ludicrous.  So, I think I’m gonna focus more on eating than singing about me for the next few days…see if I notice anything…

What about you?  What are you singing about these days?