A Prayer for President Obama

01/23/2009   |      |       |    1 Comment

We are back online… Pump the fist!

Here’s a great post by Albert Mohler.

Let us know what you think.

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The Divine Will

07/18/2008   |      |       |    1 Comment

“O Lord, I hang on thee; I see, believe, live,
when will, not mine, is done;
I can plead nothing in myself
in regard of any worthiness and grace
in regard of thy providence and promises,
but only good pleasure.
If thy mercy make me poor and vile, blessed be thou!
Prayers arising from my needs are preparations for future mercies;
Help me to honour thee by believing before I feel,
for great is the sin if I make feeling a cause of faith.
Show me what sins hide thee from me and eclipse thy love;
Help me to humble myself for past evils,
to be resolved to walk with more care,
For if I do not walk holily before thee,
how can I be assured of my salvation?
It is the meek and humble who are shown thy covenant,
know thy will, are pardoned and healed,
who by faith depend on rest upon grace,
who are sanctified and quickened,
who evidence thy love.
Help me to pray in faith and so find thy will,
by leaning hard on thy rich free mercy,
by believing thou wilt give what thou hast promised;
Strengthen me to pray with the conviction
the whatever I receive is thy gift,
so that I may pray until prayer be granted;
Teach me to believe that all degrees of mercy arise
from several degrees of prayer,
that when faith is begun it is imperfect and must grow,
as chapped ground opens wider and wider
until rain comes.
So shall I wait thy will, pray for it to be done,
and by thy grace become fully obedient.”

– Puritan prayer

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Flying Biscuit and a Dream Team

06/30/2008   |      |       |    0 Comment

flying biscuitOur staff just finished meeting over lunch at the Flying Biscuit Cafe.  It was insanely delicious and full of sweet laughter and community.  If you’ve never been there before, you must taste the scrambled tofu… Yes, tofu!  Full of protein and calcium, it’s the perfect food for any aspiring church planter.  We engaged in each others lives, families, hobbies, obsessions and addictions (particularly gardening).  Yes, I’m talking about tofu and gardening. 

Besides the food bananza, we really enjoyed building team community.  The rigors of ministry would dry me up if it weren’t for opportunities like these to avail myself to giving love and being loved. I thank God for our team – they all are gloriously beasty (in a good sense).

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Favre Retires

03/05/2008   |      |       |    0 Comment

Well, the run is ended for my boy.  It’s the end of an era.  Close to the big dance but not close enough.  Pray for me…  Check out some pixs. 

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Sermon for February 10, 2008

02/13/2008   |      |       |    0 Comment

– Speaker: Pastor Dwayne Bond
– Title: God’s plan for marriage
– Text: Gen 2:22-25

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what's your rhythm?

01/25/2008   |      |       |    1 Comment

My wife, Susanne, and I just had our 4th child, Carter Michael Rose.  Wow! I am utterly amazed every time at the child birth miracle.  We now have an 8, 7, 5 year old and a 20 day old. 
Parenting a new born is mostly helping to establish a schedule of eating, sleeping, and playing.  Carter does not always want to sleep or eat or play….just cry!  Our older 3 kids have the routine down.  I tell them “it’s bed time, go brush your teeth, put on the pjs, and get in bed, I’ll be there shortly” and BAM… they git-r-dun [most nights…smile].    

 
This routine is sort of like a rhythm. 
 

Not so with my new little guy, he (me) is still figuring out the whole routine thing. For example the other night I was rocking Carter in my arms (greatest thing ever-btw).  Once he was asleep I realized that I messed up.  I was not ready to transfer him into his crib because I still needed to wrap him in a blanket and gently place him down w/o waking him up. 
Guess what?….it did not work, I woke him up with my clumsy blanket wrap job.  WAAAAAAA goes the baby. YIKES!
But I was prepared the next time and bingo…it worked because this time I thought about the next step.   Carter=asleep.  I had to think about each step, not just announce “bed time”
 

This taught me a lesson about my relationship with Jesus.  Following Jesus is as easy as keeping in step (or in rhythm)…read it here.  To establish a rhythm of loving, engaging, serving, and discipleship, I must think about the steps for each.  Steps of love, service, engagement, and being a disciple?  God is a God or rhythm. 
 

What’s your rhythm with God? What’s your next step? Are you prepared?
 

 

-Tommy Rose Community Life

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what’s your rhythm?

01/25/2008   |      |       |    1 Comment

My wife, Susanne, and I just had our 4th child, Carter Michael Rose.  Wow! I am utterly amazed every time at the child birth miracle.  We now have an 8, 7, 5 year old and a 20 day old. 
Parenting a new born is mostly helping to establish a schedule of eating, sleeping, and playing.  Carter does not always want to sleep or eat or play….just cry!  Our older 3 kids have the routine down.  I tell them “it’s bed time, go brush your teeth, put on the pjs, and get in bed, I’ll be there shortly” and BAM… they git-r-dun [most nights…smile].    

 
This routine is sort of like a rhythm. 
 

Not so with my new little guy, he (me) is still figuring out the whole routine thing. For example the other night I was rocking Carter in my arms (greatest thing ever-btw).  Once he was asleep I realized that I messed up.  I was not ready to transfer him into his crib because I still needed to wrap him in a blanket and gently place him down w/o waking him up. 
Guess what?….it did not work, I woke him up with my clumsy blanket wrap job.  WAAAAAAA goes the baby. YIKES!
But I was prepared the next time and bingo…it worked because this time I thought about the next step.   Carter=asleep.  I had to think about each step, not just announce “bed time”
 

This taught me a lesson about my relationship with Jesus.  Following Jesus is as easy as keeping in step (or in rhythm)…read it here.  To establish a rhythm of loving, engaging, serving, and discipleship, I must think about the steps for each.  Steps of love, service, engagement, and being a disciple?  God is a God or rhythm. 
 

What’s your rhythm with God? What’s your next step? Are you prepared?
 

 

-Tommy Rose Community Life

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Merry Christmas

12/28/2007   |      |       |    0 Comment

I hope you had a fantastic Christmas with family and friends.  Take a peak at my Blog site which is under construction:  www.dwaynebond.blogspot.com

 

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wet n wild

06/05/2007   |      |       |    3 Comments

2nd pixWho said you can’t have fun starting a church.  Six of us got away and stepped out of our comfortable zones Saturday to experience a taste of the great outdoors…  It was a rush… full of adrenaline, teamwork and flat out exhilaration.  We worked, laughed, grunted, encouraged and trusted.  Two of our studs even went overboard but yet with courage jumped right back in the raft with greater determination.  After a few aqua laps, we were functioning like a well oiled machine seeking for the next jault and splash.  This is what I call small group living.  Community life isn’t limited by location.  You can be in someone’s home, on a backyard deck, in a coffeehouse or dressed with a helmet, a tight PFD, with aching biceps, stressed out abs and a soaked cotton shirt.  Life is an adventure, ask God to give you a community to live it with.  If you are interested check out some more flicks:  http://www.wellspring-community.org/maxon/content/photos/index.php?gal=2  If you want to come along on the next one email us at info@wellspring-community.org.

 

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good intentions

06/04/2007   |      |       |    1 Comment

rustyWow!  If we are always helping someone else but never taking time to care for ourselves we will be of no use to anyone…  God has intentions on using us for his purposes but we must take care of ourselves.  Everyday I’m so reminded of my own need to steward my body, feed my soul and renew my mind -taking time to rest, eating right, studying God’s Word and exercising and thinking about what is true.  

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