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This week, the message will be about how to respond if you’re married to a vampire. Of course, we’re talking about an emotional or spiritual vampire who drains you of your joy and energy. But it got me thinking about how you would know if you’re married to an actual vampire. You know, the kind who sleep in coffins and wear capes. Well, in the spirit of Jeff “Vlad” Foxworthy, here are the top ten signs you can look for to know if your spouse is a vampire:

  • They prefer working the nightshift.
  • They’re constantly breaking the mirrors in your house.
  • Their best friend’s name is Igor.
  • You don’t remember the last time they took you out to Olive Garden.
  • When the doctor asked about their blood type, they said they had no preference.
  • When you went to see the bats at Congress Bridge, your spouse called them by their first name.
  • Their dentist keeps losing fingers.
  • You keep getting older, they stay the same age.
  • They critique the Twilight movies for accuracy.
  • They try to style your kids hair with a widow’s peak like Eddie Munster.

So there you have it. If you want to know how to deal with this and more, I’ll see you on Sunday at 9am, 10:30am or Noon! Be sure to comment below if you have any other signs.

Real Dads of Courage

September 7, 2011

It’s been a while since I got to make a fun video. Thanks to Rene Rodriguez for the sound production, Mike Reid for the script, Trey Williams for consulting, Makenzie for filming, and to the lead singer for appearing in our parody. Here’s to you Mr. Dad of Little Humans!

TCC's First Celebration at Hemphill

TCC's First Celebration at Hemphill

Sunday was a great day of victory with our first day at our new temporary location. There was a great “feel” with many new faces. The vibe was a return to the days when we used to meet at Tobias. So I want to give you the top 10 reasons we like being at Hemphill for now:

10) It gets us Lean, Mean, and Back to Basics. We get to remember that we’re not about buildings.  At the core, we’re all about seeing lives changed. TCC has never been about all the bells and whistles. We’re flexible and can adapt to whatever environment we’re in. We’re going to see more growth while we’re at Hemphill.
9) The Bathrooms are “Fun-Sized.” Only in an elementary school can you relive your early years of school with miniature toilets.
8) There’s more Freedom and Less Rush. Now, we’ve got more time to connect with each other in a relaxed atmosphere, something that TCC has always been about. This move helps us do what we do best.
7) Indoor Baptism! We can move into the warm school for baptism instead of being outside in the freezing cold. Sign up for our next baptism on January 31st.
6) Serve a Service, Attend a Service. Moving to a smaller meeting space gets us back where everyone can serve every week and still get to be a part of worship. Are you plugged into a ministry team?
5) Interactive Sermons. Yes, occasionally I accidentally spit when I’m speaking. When we are this close, everyone can personally get involved in the message. :)
4) Saving Money. Because it’s not as expensive to rent the school, we’re able to save the difference to invest in our soon-to-be location. Give online here.
3) No More Rattlesnakes. By the time we left the PAC, there had been over 30 rattlesnakes found since the start of school this year. We even found one in Volunteer Central.
2) A Missionary Move for our Future. AT TCC, we do Whatever It Takes to fulfill God’s vision. It’s never about our comfort. It prepares us for our future, but while we’re there, we want to reach as many people in the surrounding area as possible.

And the number 1 reason we’re glad to be at Hemphill for now is:

1) Coffee and Donuts in the Service. Yes, now you can stay hyped up on caffeine and sugar during the Celebration Service!

The Bald and the Beautiful

October 14, 2009

Today is National Be Bald and Be Free Day, one of my favorite days of the year.

Believe it or not, I haven’t always been bald. No, in fact, as a teenager I had very long hair, mullet-like, I suppose. And I loved it! Pam did too. Like her beautiful voice was to me (which she still has), my hair attracted her to me. But cruel fate, about the time we got married, it all started falling out.

But be careful before you start calling me names like “Baldy!” Or maybe you don’t know the story of Elisha, another bald headed man of God:

Elisha left Jericho and went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, a group of boys from the town began mocking and making fun of him. “Go away, baldy!” they chanted. “Go away, baldy!” Elisha turned around and looked at them, and he cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of them. (2 Kings 2:23-25)

Don’t worry, I don’t take being follicly-challenged that seriously. But there is an awesome promise from Jesus that I want to remind you of today:

And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. (Luke 12:7)

Did you know there are between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on the average head? That’s a lot to keep track of (and a lot to lose ☺.) So, no matter how many, or how few, hairs you’ve got on your head. God knows and you matter to Him today.

And for my bald brothers out there, say it with me: “I’m bald and it’s OK! I love it!”

Catalyst Was Spicy This Year

October 14, 2008
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