Monday, September 13, 2010

Valley Teaching Series

I began a new teaching series Sunday, September 12, which will run through mid-November. The theme for the series is More than Words. It's basically a call for putting faith into action.

There are so many things that Christians say they believe, but fail to live out. I think most of us are acutely aware of this disconnect, but we're not sure what to do about it. My goal is to provide motivation and practical suggestions for how we can move from belief to action--from talking to doing.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

A State Fair to Remember!

Yesterday was a chilly and windy day at the Minnesota State Fair. Who knew it would turn out to be such a fun day! Two of my sons, Page and Jack (Torrey), decided to throw their hat into the ring at the Duet Championship sponsored by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association (MBOTMA), and ended up taking first place.

First place came with a cash prize and two Taylor guitars. We knew about those prizes, but what we didn't know was that they would be invited to sing on the Prairie Home Companion show at the State Fair Grandstand later that same evening. A few friends and family members were given passes to watch the whole show seated on the stage. The boys did a great job and I was so happy for them!

The Grandstand shows at the State Fair always end with fireworks, and I've gotta say, the view from the stage is pretty special. It was one of those magical moments I'll never forget.