Thursday, February 18, 2010

40 Days of Love Campaign Kickoff

This is the sermon I preached this past week. I was privileged to start off the 40 Days of Love Campaign for Oceanside. I hope it's inspirational and pushes closer in relationship with God and others.

You can check out more about 40 Days of Love (like service times and small groups) by clicking HERE


Sir, I need a Christian Music Comparison Chart!

All the time I have people come up to me and say something along the lines of, "I'm looking for some good Christ-centered music, but I don't know where or how to start. Can you help?" Well yes I can. Finding good Christian music really isn't all that hard. Just like with anything there is good and bad. I'm sure you want to dodge the bad. Below I'm going to post some link to a few great webpages that give comparison charts for Christian music.

Christian Music Comparison Chart
Another Chart
Look for music by genre

I hope those link are helpful. They should give anyone a place to start. After finding some bands you are interested in I recommend going to iTunes and just giving the bands a 30 second test listen. You will definitely be able to find some great Christ-centered music.

In Christ,

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Day of Waiting

Wow, what a day. Have you ever had those days where it seems like you were running as hard as possible but doing it in waist deep water. No matter how hard you go you never cover as much ground as you wish you would. Frustrating, really. Today I've been working on the 40 Days of Love DVD videos, and I'm here to tell you Satan does not want me to finish these things. Everything that could go wrong is going wrong. There has been improper formatting, corruption, harddrive crashes, and computer freezes. Not such a good day at work. Good news is, I've found a way around it all and now I'm finally on track. We'll see how tomorrow goes. Below is a pictorial illustration of my day :)

How have I had time to do a blog post... I've been waiting on my computer all day. I'm trying to do something constructive with my time.

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:25-27 NIV

Can't worry about tomorrow... just need to take care of today to the best of my abilities.

-P. Iv

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Southern Snow Day SC 2010

Everything I see today on Facebook has to do with the snow from last night (BTW it's already melted). Almost everyone is freaking out and I'm no exception. The snow was a lot of fun! When morning time hit I was a little upset because Maggie had been sick for most of the night throwing up. I was afraid she would miss the snow. Thank the Lord she woke up and was feeling much better. It was a lot of fun and I look forward to it ten years from now! Below is a video that I took during the snow. I had a little rant regarding all you northerners dissing us for having snow. You're just jealous it comes and then melts ;)

Snow, see ya next decade! But if global warming has its way I might see you next year... or at least that's what I'm being told.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Difference of 1

Above is the link to my latest Sunday Morning Sermon. I was facinated by Isaiah's call (Isaiah 6). The Lord lead me to speak on our callings. I talk about the 7 excuses that I make for why I can't serve God. They're really lame, but I feel it's not just me that makes these excuses. Most of the excuses I struggle with other people in the Bible did too. I hope the message can encourage and help you like it did me.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Job at Oceanside is Getting Done!

Amazingly Oceanside is finally on its way to finishing our building. Just a few weeks ago Mt. Pleasant gave us approval! The deck outside is well on the way to being done. Thanks to Kevin for working his head off trying to get it done (through rain and cold). Below I have some pictures of the deck. It's still a work in progress.
50% of deck is done. That's Kev there picking up heavy wood while I watch.

This is from the other side of the deck... and Kevin still working hard while I watch.

And now a verse to leave you with-

For evildoers will be destroyed, but those who put their hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
-Psalm 37:9 HCSB