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Burchfiel News: Where have I been?

Sorry that it has been a while since I last posted.  I had a little surgery and other things have consumed my spare time.  One of the things that I’m committed to is that blogging won’t take away from my family time or my quiet time with the Lord.  Since I’m committed to that there will be times that I can’t blog.  The reason I have made that commitment is that I want to be faithful to the Lord and my family above all else.  I challenge each of you to examine the way you use your spare time.  It may not be blogging, but it may be something else that is getting in the way of your relationship with God or your family.  It is a good practice to examine your priorities every couple of weeks so that you make sure you are making the main things the main things.

So what have I been doing with my spare time besides blogging.  I have been reading a ton.  I hope to put some book reviews on here soon.  The books that I have read in the last month are “The Calling” by Brother Andrew and “It” by Craig Groeschel.  I am currently reading “Developing A Heart for Mission” by Roy Robertson and “Velvet Elvis” by Rob Bell.  I have also been doing an indepth study of Acts.  I love reading and God has been challenging me to be more ministry minded.  In my reading I have developed a new life verse and I want to share it with you.  My prayer is that this might challenge you in the same way it challenges me,

“But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.” Acts 20:24

The last thing I want to share is that for the last month my wife and I have been memorizing a ton of verses and then in the evening reviewing them together.  This has been a great tool to not only grow in the Lord but to bond closer to my wife.  I want to encourage you to start memorizing verses.  I would start with John 3:16, Ps.19:11, or maybe 2 Tim. 3:16-17.  I encourage you to start because God’s Word is awesome.

Lastly, since I don’t know when I’ll blog next, I’ll leave you a joke and a song.

Joke:

Why did the tire get fired from it’s job?

It couldn’t stand the pressure. 🙂

Song: Audience of One

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Posted by on October 21, 2008 in Uncategorized

 
 
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