Thursday, November 12, 2009

dirt09 session 4 with dino rizzo

a few thoughts from pastor dino out of john 13

(verse 1) Christ had yet to show his full range of motion of his love... His full measure of love

when he did revel his love the full extent of it was shown thru serving. he had everything what is at his fingertips. he could have shown love in any way but he boiled it all down to serving a person.

what every is at our fingertips should boil down to affecting and serving people for the glory of God.

what am I doing with what's at my fingertips?

we don't serve to get out of serving we serve because that's what we do.

don't let the potential for many keep you from your passion for one.

dirt09 session 3 with anne jackson

my favorite one-liners from anne...

God wants your heart more than he wants your talent

God sees us through the lens of the cross

dirt09 session 2 with neil greathouse

here are just a few thoughts i took away from neil's message...

why do we tend to drift away from what we originally see?
1 because we are looking in the wrong places // are we looking everywhere else but the right place, God?
2 we're stuck in a rut
3 we're scared

how do we get our edge back?
decide that we're gonna chase after what got us started

• we can't continue to feed off of each other, we have to feed off of God.
• we will never reach the potential of what God has put in our churches if we continue to feed off each other rather than God.
• God wants us to experience him for ourselves.

dirt09 session 1 with rick bezet

here are just a few thoughts i took away from pastor rick's message...

be an encourager! there are hurting people all around us.

don't loose the confidence of your call
• "approch the throne of grace with confidence"
• look forward. don't have backwards vision

don't loose confidence in your dream
• there comes a time to broadcast your dream but until that day comes God wants to hear about it every day
• Jesus asked blind baratmas what he wanted because he wanted to hear his dream

3 types of peeps:
1 don't have a dream // the dream is lost
2 have the wrong dream
3 doing the God dream // God is always dreaming about souls

what dream am i dreaming?

live like God is as big as he really is. make decisions based on how BIG God is.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

on the eve of dirt 09...

my thoughts are this… what God has created us to do is not about us. it actually has nothing to do with us; is has everything to do with God and with others.

here’s where I’m coming from… we have already accepted God. we know what it’s like to have a relationship with him, to feel close to him, to know purpose and peace and love… but others don’t. at one point it was about us. but we are no longer the one lost sheep. we’re now part of the ninety-nine sheep (matthew 18). that’s why it’s not about us. it can’t be. our God’s heart goes after the ones that are lost, not the ones that are already found. our heart should echo that.

that’s why we’re here. that’s why we do what we do. it’s all about helping people understand and embrace the love of God. all that we do has to stay about people. we help, serve, work, create, communicate or whatever we do so that someone’s life is interrupted and can intersect with God.

so here we are on the eve of dirt09 and my prayer for this conference is that all in attendance would be reminded that when we create, communicate, design and plan in our churches we are doing it for those that don’t know God yet. that we would all know that we really can do more with less because when we are going after the ones that God is going after, he will make up for whatever we are lacking. after all, we serve the God that created the intricacies of man from nothing but dirt.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

bow hunting like a girl

so yes, you can stop rubbing your eyes... the image you see to the left is indeed correct. see, my husband loves to hunt. and me, well not so much. however, to amuse him (and several others in our office) i took on the challenge. we went out back behind our church offices and i gave it a shot. needless to say i did not know colt, our amazing stage designer, snapped this pic... thought you'd enjoy!

p.s. sorry it's been a while on the blog entries... i'll try to do better.

Friday, July 10, 2009

bayside community church employment opportunity

i am so happy to be able to work at a church as incredible as bayside and now there is an opportunity for you or someone you know to experience it too. every week at bayside we have the privilege to communicate the heart of Christ to people that have yet to experience what a relationship with God is really all about. it's an awesome privilege that our creative team is passionate about embracing and challenged to think outside the box to reflect Christ in a way that is relatable.

below is a brief description of what bayside is looking for. if you or someone you know would be interested, please have them contact me.

part-time video editor

about the position:
bayside community church is looking for a part-time video editor to apply their knowledge of the video production process to shoot, create and edit weekly videos for our weekend services.

what’s needed:
demo reel/portfolio and experience with final cut pro are required. experience with after effects, photoshop and adobe premier a plus.

to apply:
please contact kristin becnel at 941.755.8600 or

Thursday, July 9, 2009


tonight i had the opportunity to host the girls on the bayside worship and tech teams at my house. i must say i am so honored to have such a beautiful group of women in my life. some of the girls share their talent during weekend services at bayside while others serve so selflessly so that their husbands can play, sing or be tech-ie. each of them has a beautiful gift and i am inspired by simply being around them.

i can't help but to think how incredible the body of Christ is. each of us designed so differently, but all called to show the love of Christ to the world. i love the creativity of God and how he fits us all together... each in our own way helping to make Jesus visible.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

nothing like a great friend

about a month ago my friend, shayla, and her husband moved south to fort lauderdale to plant a church - coastal community church. as much as i miss her, i am so incredibly excited about what God is doing in her life. i am so confident that they are going to totally shake up the fort lauderdale area and show their community the love of Christ. if you know of anyone in the ftl area they have to check out coastal. the church launches in september. check them out here:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

welcome to my blog... again

okay, so if you can't tell from the title this is probably about the fifth time i've attempted to keep up a blog. for those that have tried to follow before and have given up because the long awaited post never came, i am truly sorry and hope you give me a second, well fifth chance (who am i kidding). this time those posts that i know keep you staring at your feedreader like a phone that won't ring will come through on a somewhat regular basis. if you're a first time follower, thanks for following. to you all, i'll try to keep it a bit interesting, maybe a tad inspirational at times but most of all honest and hopefully somewhat relevant. hope to see you back.