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Sharing Life Together

Tim Lemons —  August 25, 2008 — Leave a comment

So tonight was crazy @ our house.  I had myself convinced my wife and daughter were dead/kidnapped/broken down who knows what.  The video below pretty much tells the story.  I would just like to add that it’s crazy how when you love somebody so much and how much you can worry about them.  I kept praying God I know your in control and I trust you, but please just give me something, I can’t stand not knowing.

Anyways. Enjoy the video. Remember this was shot @ 12:00 am and we just had a really long week and weekend are totally exhausted.  So while right now I am thinking it is hilarious. Tomorrow I may not find it so hilarious!


Lemons Household Fun from Tim Lemons on Vimeo.

Back in the day I used to listen Greg Laurie on tv late at night on Saturdays. I always enjoyed his messages when I was a struggling teenager. It saddened me to hear about his son dying. Please take the time to watch these videos. You will be touched. The first one is the best!

Daddy's Arms

Tim Lemons —  May 17, 2008 — Leave a comment

So I was letting the kids play the other day @ the Truth Building and all of a sudden Tyra starts screaming and comes running towards me. I lift her up and hold her to tight to my chest and she immediately stops crying.

I just thought it’s funny how that happens. Whether small or large “boo-boo’s” the pain lessens when my kids are in my arms.

Just reminded me of how our Father is with us. When we hurt he wants to hold us and let us know He is there and that he cares and hurts with us.

When’s the last time you let your Heavenly Father hold you?

Take for Granted

Tim Lemons —  November 13, 2007 — Leave a comment

Yesterday’s Staff meeting made me think about something.

What do I take for granted. I realized in staff that I sometimes take prayer for granted. I ask things and forget to think about them and sometimes I ask with doubt that it will happen without believing God will do it. So I started thinking about what else I take for granted.

  • Prayer – I pray a lot, but need to change my focus more often
  • Holy Spirit – If I was aware of him every second of my life, what more could I accomplish?
  • Wife (who is amazing)
  • Kids (I know everyone says this, but I really do have the coolest kids in the world)
  • Mom and Grandparents – they have always been there for me and my family
  • My job – I have the greatest job in the world
  • Wealth – this one’s kind of funny, because we are no where near rich according to most standards. But I don’t know many people my age with a house and all our stuff. Plus not to mention wealth of the other type (family, love, grace, etc)

You have to watch this video from Newspring.  Thanks to Ken for sharing.

God Came Near

Top Ten Sayings

Tim Lemons —  August 16, 2007 — Leave a comment

Got these top ten sayings from Mark’s Site. I love em.

#10 Love people with they least expect it and least deserve

#9 Stop living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death

#8 The church ought to be the most creative place on the planet

#7 The healthiest, happiest and holiest people on the planet are the people who laugh at themselves the most

#6 Irrelevance is irreverence

#5 Criticize by creating–Michelangelo

#4 Live as if today is the first day and last day of your life–Fredrick Buechner

#3 The greatest freedom is having nothing to prove

#2 There are ways of doing church that no one has thought of yet

#1 Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshipping what’s right with God

A few honorable mention:

#11 Your best thought about God on your best day falls 13.2 billion light-years short of how great and how good God really is!

#12 It’s not about what you can do for God. It’s about what God has done for you.

#13 God wants you to get where God wants you to go more than you want to get where God wants you to go!

#14 The greatest message deserves the greatest marketing

#15 Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention

God is in the Blog!

Tim Lemons —  August 9, 2007 — 3 Comments

I have really enjoyed getting into reading and posting blogs.  I gotta tell ya that today God spoke to me through a few different blogs that I have read.

First that I’ll mention is one I just read a little while ago from Mark Batterson:

Had to share one thought from the leadership seminar at the Assemblies of God General Council. Dary Northrop shared an amazing story about a stripper that found Christ at their Church–Timberline church. And he talked about how when you’re really reaching the unchurched it is messy! Then he shared a thought from the parable of the prodigal son.

If the younger brother had run into his elder brother first he would have never made it inside the house! Unfortunately, our churches are filled with the elder brother spirit. And sometimes it is the religiousity of elder brothers that can actually keep prodigals from reuniting with their Heavenly Father! That thought was worth the trip to Indy!

Dary also talked about the difference between loving people before they change and after they get cleaned up. That is the challenge and the trick! He said people won’t change until they are fully loved. I think he’s right!

Man… isn’t that so true?  I was just in blockbuster the other day and the guy mentioned something about church and dissed it.  I spoke up and said, Maybe you just haven’t found the right church.  He said I just couldn’t put up with all the politicing that goes on there and how the people with all the money has the power.  When I went to Puerto Rico, almost everyone I talked to had been to church and had stopped going because of the people in the church.  When are we going to start loving one another first and start representin’ Christ’s love?

I also think that this post from Perry is awesome and I can think of quite a few people I know that need to hear it.  So check it out! Now! Seriously, I’ll wait…

Ok, done?  I know some people could get mad at this statement, but GOD IS LOVE!  I know he has wrath, righteousness, justice and all that other stuff, but everything He does, comes from His perfect love for us.

There were a couple more that spoke to me… but I’ll save them for another time.  Plus I gotta get more organized with my clippings from bloglines.  Check out this post if you have no idea what i’m talking about. I use bloglines and I can keep up with my 34 blogs I’m reading and it only takes minutes a day.

Long time, no blog

Tim Lemons —  August 1, 2007 — 3 Comments

Don’t have much time to blog. Been really busy living life lately.  That’s a lot cooler than working all the time.

What I’ve been up too:

  • Thursday – had guy night, you can read about that here.
  • Friday – went to my grandparents and hung out with the kids and family while Alisha was out of town
  • Saturday – Had a picnic at my grandparents house with the whole family there.  Plaid cards and some new game called Shang Hai Rummy.  Pretty cool game.
  • Sunday – went wakeboarding and finally got the hang of jumping.  I AM HOOKED!
  • Monday – watched Breach.  Great movie
  • Tuesday – had dinner with Jimmie and Renee D.  Great times! Got them hooked on the wii
  • Tonight – first wednesday
  • Thursday through Saturday – Going on a minivacation to an undisclosed location. Not because I am hiding, because it wouldn’t make any sense if I told you.

Wanna be a ninja?

Tim Lemons —  July 24, 2007 — 3 Comments

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I love this post! Check it out here!

While you’re at it, subscribe to his blog. It’s cool :)

Listen to these words…

Chorus:
And I’ll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I’ve cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I watched a message from Louie Giglio last night from his Soundtrack Series called, “The Loudest Song.” It was exactly what I needed to hear. He told the story of Paul and Silas (Acts 16:16-35) and how @ the Midnight hour they chose to push play on the Soundtrack of God and praise Him. They did this because they wanted to. Not because they wanted out of jail. When the doors were opened from the earthquake they chose to stay. If it were me, I probably would have jetted out of there saying thank you God for freeing me. If they would have done that then the Jailer would have most likely killed himself and went to hell (not because he committed suicide, but because he did not know Jesus) Instead, he and his whole household was saved!

What about you? I know I could do a better job of focusing on God during the hard times and telling Him, “Here am I, send me.” I should stop focusing on myself and my situations and realize there are people all around who need the love of Jesus!

Just as a side note… this is my second attempt at a blog. Let’s see if I get past one post this time!