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Saturday, February 11, 2006

In addition to giving the Tuesday night message at the ACU lectureship, I apparently agreed to join Travis and Greg, two ACU M. Div. students, in a class on blogging. It's for those who can't fit into Randy Harris's class -- or any of the other excellent classes. Monday morning, February 20. Come join the fun. By the way, I think it would help attendance if we could get ahold of some Krispy Kreme donuts. Anyone coming in from the metroplex that morning? Travis and Greg, any other promises we could make? - - - - Don't miss the showing of "The Invisible Children" tomorrow (Sunday) evening at Highland at 6:00. Get more info through www.acu.edu.


  • You underrate yourself. I believe you will have a crowd of your own.

    I would love to hear you and Dwight and give my brothers personal encouragement, but I will be at the National Pastors Convention in San Diego. I freely admit it's not Hawaii, but It should be fun with Dallas Willard, Sarah Summers, Anne Graham Lotz, John Ortberg, Tony Campolo, and many others.

    You can view it here.



    By Blogger Steve Puckett, at 2/11/2006 06:53:00 PM  

  • As good as Krispy Kreme's are even a day or two old, probably bringing them out Friday night wouldn't be ideal for a Monday class. Though if that is your only option - let me know. :-)

    By Blogger Jenni, at 2/11/2006 07:19:00 PM  

  • Lubbock has a Krispy Kreme....atten Hut!

    By Blogger Hoots Musings, at 2/11/2006 08:03:00 PM  

  • I, for one, certainly hope to be there. But, alas, without Krispy Kremes.

    By Blogger Candy, at 2/12/2006 04:55:00 AM  

  • Check this site for more info: www.invisiblechildren.com. Hope to see many of you tonight at 6:00.

    By Blogger Mike, at 2/12/2006 05:42:00 AM  

  • Today I was redeemed. Mike your lesson today was on forgiveness and God not only forgave me but also gave me a chance to redeem myself. We rarely come to early service but today Alana had a shower to do after church so we came early. As I sat in the back of the aisle Terry St. Pierre asked me if I would help with communion. The first thing that came to mind was panic, I’m in a wheelchair. But I was not about to say no, even if I had to drag myself down the aisle. A few years ago I was asked to help on the table but I said no I did not want to stand up in front of people anymore. I know God is not a vindictive God and I know He did not sever my spinal cord so I would not be able to stand up in front of people anymore, but it always bothered me that I had turned down an opportunity to serve. So as I sat and worried if the trays would fall out of my lap or if I would fit down the aisle or if I would be able to turn around and would people say oh look at that poor old, fat, baldheaded, cripple, without a mustache, a lump swelled up in my throat, and I thought, today I will serve communion, today I will serve the Lord.

    By Blogger Clint, at 2/12/2006 09:40:00 AM  

  • Humbling comments like the one Clint just made should give you guys plenty of ammo. Wish I could be there!

    Invisible Children folks are coming to Harding April, 26th. Can't wait!

    God bless,

    By Blogger David U, at 2/12/2006 10:56:00 AM  

  • My friend Clint so honestly puts his heart out there and by doing so encourages all of us...I am proud to say he is my friend..

    By Blogger Beverly, at 2/12/2006 11:10:00 AM  

  • All the Houston area Krispy Kremes are closing. It's just too painful to talk about...

    By Blogger Deana Nall, at 2/12/2006 11:59:00 AM  

  • Clint - I saw you serving communion, brother. I had a lump in my own throat. We prayed for you (and the surgery) while we were out of town.

    By Blogger Mike, at 2/12/2006 12:11:00 PM  

  • Clint -
    For once I wish I'd been able to get up early for first service, but just doesn't happen. :( Gracious living and late service seem to be branded into my being. ;)

    How I love you and Alana!! Miss seeing you in Faith Seekers.

    By Blogger Kathy, at 2/12/2006 12:43:00 PM  

  • @ Clint: I am sitting at the other side of the world (Bulgaria) with tears in my eyes. What a powerful testimony! Today I tried to get through to our church, that God is faithful even in hard times and that we must continue to trust and serve him, even if we do not understand our circumstances ... a true challenge to most of us. How I wish I could have told about your example - whenever I have a chance I will tell people here about you. Be blessed!

    By Blogger maijmuna, at 2/12/2006 01:40:00 PM  

  • Brother Clint,
    I'm glad you didn't say no because I wasn't going to accept that answer today. Something bigger than both of us had that planned today.
    After reading your response here I can't help but think about how important communion is each Sunday.
    It's so much more than crackers and juice.

    By Blogger Tailpipe Terry, at 2/12/2006 02:54:00 PM  

  • Clint, I love you and I love your honesty. I wish that you had served me the body of Christ today...except that I would have started crying. Your spirit inspires me and you know how to make me laugh.
    ...and Mike, I was there watching the Invisible Children tonight and I am having a hard time putting it out in a way that makes sense. But I did notice as we were watching the film...right under those powerful images sat our communion table and I could see the dishes from where I sat....the body of Christ. We gather around the table over and over...many times without a thought for those who need. This morning preparing for worship with the worship team, we prayed after running through the songs and Jeremiah asked what we needed to pray for. Kyle's request moved me to a different place all morning...he said we need to pray for all those children in Abilene who woke up cold this morning...not enough blankets, no heat, not enough to eat and not very warm pajamas. Thank you Kyle for opening our eyes this morning.

    By Blogger julie, at 2/12/2006 07:39:00 PM  

  • Clint - When I look at you I do not see a "poor old, fat, baldheaded, cripple, without a mustache". I see a very rich man full of grace and wisdom and humor. Like Julie, I wish you'd served me except I know I would have made a scene. As it is, your comment has stirred me up greatly. I love you, brother.

    By Blogger Candy, at 2/13/2006 03:44:00 AM  

  • Thank God for the Terry St. Pierre's of the community of believers who look past our vulnerabilities and ask us to serve. Clint, thank you for saying yes! You story blessed me today.

    By Blogger David Michael, at 2/13/2006 08:22:00 AM  

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