Monday, February 23, 2009


Real quick. Today was a good day. I havn't had coffee in a week and have not had signifcant heartburn.

I am back in Del Rio tonight. We have a luncheon tomorrow for pastors and city leaders here. After that Mikell and I are headed to Phoenix to speak to youth pastors about the impact that short term missions can have on young people. It's gonna be a long week with a lot of miles.

I am laying in a bunk bed in the first baptist church here in D.R.and I miss my emmy. I don't like being away from her. Also, my bed is way more comfortable.

Dad came to visit last weekend and it was awesome. I hit every fairway on the back nine at was a good back nine. I love my dad. He is a hero of mine.

God is working on me. Not sure yet why or what exactly but I am sure.

That's probably enough fragmented madness for now.

Thanks for my family and for my friends. Thank you for putting people around me who love enough to straighten me out when I need it. Thank you for friends that in the midst of my complaining and anger can just say to me "let me pray for you"...and then do it. Keep working on me...I want what you've got for me. Take care of my emmy until I get home.


Monday, February 9, 2009

I need a tums

For starters, I drank too much coffee today. Recently coffee has been giving me heartburn, and it's irritating. I like coffee, especially when its cold in my office in the morning, but the 2 cups during the afternoon meeting today did not sit well. Also, is it possible for stress to make someone physically sick?

So we are expanding to Del Rio in June. Exciting I know. There is a ton of work to do, but I'm sure it will get done. I feel like this is the right move for Casas right now. God has opened doors and closed others and while the timing is not what we'd planned...His is always better.

Tomorrow will be a hard day. But its nothing that me and God can't handle.

I continue to pray for peace. I trust you completely. You are in the mist...even when I struggle to see my path you are there, bringing light when it is needed. Thank you for seasons of brings me nearer to you. This prayer is scary and difficult but it is my heart.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

mostly cloudy

It is only because of cloudy days that we are able to fully appreciate the full beauty of the sunshine. And so it is with God. The difficult and uncertain seasons only exist to sweeten the beauty and glory that God has in store for us.

I'm pretty sure that its in Romans where Paul says..."Our present suffering could not compare with the great glory that will be revealed within us." Although I'm pretty sure I butchered get the point. This verse has come up time after time in my life and its late, so I can't remember the exact reference. We have to trust that God's path leads to greater things than we can see.

In this time of uncertainty and uneasiness...we must seek God's peace. We have to lean fully on Him and He will make the path straight.

Thanks for cloudy days, or months, or years. God help me to become rivited on you now...not in one area of life but in all aspects. Your game plan is way better and the team you area assembling will be the best. God thanks for friends.


Monday, February 2, 2009

I've never been to Vegas

Just a quick note tonight. Here are the top 10 songs off the ipod today...(in no particular order)...

1. Amen Omen - Ben Harper
2. Put your records on - Corrine Bailey Rae
3. Funk 49 - The Eagles
4. Misery Business - Paramore
5. Oh my sweet Carolina - Ryan Adams
6. Where we belong - Hillsong
7. Anything Goes - Randy Houser
8. Waiting on a Woman - Brad Paisley
9. Careful - Guster
10. Crash and Burn - Sheryl Crow

All highly recommended.

God is good.