Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy New Year!

Just a quick note to wish all of you in Blog de Brett land a happy new year. I will begin blogging in earnest again on January 2, I promise. (I may then promptly end blogging in earnest very shortly afterward, but know that I will at least begin....)

Friday, December 14, 2007


After worship this Sunday (the 16th), Carla and I are heading out for a five day, all expenses paid retreat!!! Woohoo! We are SO much looking forward to spending some time away from school, cell phones, and computers! We will be seeking the Lord together and experiencing the true presence of Jesus Christ in preparation for Christmas. We'll be gone from Sunday afternoon through Friday, December 21st. We'll miss yins'all and we'll be praying for you. Please pray for us!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

My favorite Christmas song...expressing the true meaning of Christmas!

Thursday, December 06, 2007


This past Sunday in worship, we were experiencing the hope of the Lord together. How good it is to hope in something that will not disappoint us. And yet, how often do we fail to hope? Worse yet, how often do we fail to show it to those who are hopeless? One of Carla's favorite verses is 1 Peter 3:15. What a verse...always be ready to share the reason for the hope you have. In other words, our hope should show. Lately I am afraid my hope hasn't been evident. But fear not, for my hope is not lost. No, hope in Jesus doesn't disappoint us...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


My wife, Carla, is a nursing student at Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing. Currently in her nursing concepts class, she is studying a chapter called "elimination." This does not hold the same meeting as teams competing for a title, if you know what I'm saying! She is showing me all kinds of beautiful pictures...thanks Carla.

Anywho, it gets me to thinking about how, lately, I seem to be blogstipated. This is a term coined by my friend Greg ...or was it Chris ? I don't really feel like I have much to share with the blogging world. I know this is a huge disappointment to all the 3 people who read this blog. Please accept my apologies.

Tonight we have our Charge Conference and I am, for the first time in my pastoral history, looking forward to it. I feel like our District Superintendent is a very good guy and I believe he is the best DS I've ever worked with. (Don: I hope you read this before tonight.) We are holding this, excuse me...annual Methodist meeting in conjunction with the ROCK. The ROCK is our discipleship service on Wednesday evenings. Way fun.

Our Vision Team is really moving forward. I am so blessed to serve a church that is looking to where God is calling us and is really trying to be proactive and faithful to walk that road. Praise the Lord.

Well, that's about it. I'll try to take a bloxative and get things moving again around here.