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I took my youngest son to Jr High orientation tonight and I realized that I have 6 more years till he is 18. The clock is dwindling down to when I will be an empty nester (even though I know my kids will probably live with me well into their 20’s – haha. Then I charge rent!). This didn’t make me sad, but it made me think how amazing God is and how powerful prayer is. The past 2 years have been such a difficult time for both my kids and I have praying that God would provide the help I need with my trials as a single dad. I have been listening to this podcast by Louie Giglio called “Unusual” and how God works in unusual ways. When he says unusual, he means out of the ordinary. He says that our lives should be about revelation and not information. Paul spent his whole life studying the Word of God, but it wasn’t till Christ’s revelation to him that his life was radically changed. Louie says we need to go through our trials even though they may be unusual (not the way we envisioned them) and not side-step them because it is through trusting God that his glory gets revealed and true growth and change happen in our lives.

I had dinner with my oldest son tonight. We had a fun night of talking about our Experiencing God study, girls, sports and his future. He has been doing so well. I love walking by his room and seeing him with his school books out and studying. He has really been working hard at school now that he has ditched the video games. He told me tonight he now wants to look into photography. I guess I am either rubbing off on him or he knows that all the girls take photo class. I know I’m one of few guys in my class at Chandler-Gilbert. But overall, I’m just enjoying the blessing of having peace in my home and seeing so much growth in all of us. The Experiencing God study has been huge in all this and I have been living my life day-by-day for Christ. I broke down and prayed that difficult night in the summer of ’10 for God to provide help for me as a single dad because my back was against the wall and things felt hopeless.  Now I am seeing that prayer being answered and I’m trusting God’s unusual ways of doing things for his glory.

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Louie Giglio

Tonight we were over at the Georgia World Congress Center. Steve Fee led worship and sang “Mighty to Save” as Chris Tomlin lead over at Philips Arena. The speaker tonight was Francis Chan. This was the first time I have ever heard him and was blown away. He spoke this message from Revelations 3:14-4:11 and described how awesome heaven will be. His passion and energy got me fired up to meet my heavenly father someday. After the session, I went into the Kneel (or prayer) room. It was this quiet room with a cross in it for people to spend some time in prayer. I journaled and prayed a prayer of thanks for how Christ had redeemed me from my divorce. I thanked him for walking me through the trials and for the life he has given me. I prayed for direction and that I will continue to surrender to his will.

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The Camber gang all together at GWCC

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Steve Fee

Christmas Tree in Olympic Park

Christmas Tree in Olympic Park

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