Today is Cyber Monday at Lulu.com, where they are offering my book, The Bronze Serpent, for 25% off until 11:59 p.m. PST. Just go to the site and search The Bronze Serpent, or McKay Caston. Then enter the code: MONDAY305 for your 25% discount! If you have Amazon Prime, you may order it at Amazon.com … Continue reading Cyber Monday & The Bronze Serpent – 25% Off
Here is this morning's Creekstone message. If you have ever asked, "Why God? Why me? Why now? Why this?" then this message is for you. If you prefer, you may listen or download here on the Creekstone audio page or on iTunes (just search Creekstone Church).
Today Auburn pulled off what most have to admit was a remarkable comeback victory over Alabama. Down 24-0 in the second quarter, the Tigers walked away with a 28-27 win. Here are some reflections on how that game reveals a lot about the rest of life. When things look impossible, they aren't. Stick to what … Continue reading Thoughts on a Comeback
This Thanksgiving we enjoyed time with family in Benton, MS, and at Papaw Luby's homeplace in Midway, MS. The four-wheelers obviously were a huge hit, and Ann Ferris learned to drive a stick-shift (my old '91 Trooper!) in the pasture. The spread was pretty impressive as well. A great day. See the full gallery on … Continue reading Thanksgiving Photos 2010 (Benton and Midway, MS)
I thought that this year I would have a few theme verses that represent why I am thankful. Since thankfulness is expressed to those who have served or blessed, I want to express gratitude to Jesus for rescuing me from the eternal consequences of my sin. He was condemned in my place. Now, I am … Continue reading Thanksgiving Verses 2010
Here are some pics from Schaeffer's team at the Youth Football Turkey Bowl in Winder, GA, this weekend. In the face of stiff competition tournament teams, they went 2-2, and earned 4th place overall. Way to go, Indians! (Schaeffer is jersey #1) See the full gallery on Posterous
Here is the message from Creekstone today. You may also listen via iTunes podcast (just search Creekstone Church for this and past messages) or on our website on our audio page.
Hello Creekstone friends, Did you know that if you are a Christian, you are not a civilian. What? Curious? Find out more this Sunday as we complete our fall series in Ephesians and look forward to a special Advent series, which will begin next Sunday and take us through Christmas. By the way, would you … Continue reading My Letter to Creekstone This Week (11/19/10)
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This took place a few weeks ago at Macy's in Philadelphia. Wish I could have been there! Gospel and culture. Faith and life. Truth and the marketplace. Glorious. HT to Jim and Janet Keane. via youtube.com
A dream run in the Patagonia region of Chile. Gotta put this on my to do list. 🙂
Here is this week's Creekstone message, The Christian in the Workplace, from Ephesians 6:5-9, along with the handout. You may also listen to or download this message here from the Creekstone media page or here on iTunes.
This passage from Gal. 4:4-7 in the NLT (New Living Translation — more of a paraphrase than a translation, but still...) has really affected me lately. Oh how I want to experience this at that deep, soul, experiential level that transcends mere intellectual knowledge. "4But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born … Continue reading Experiencing Galatians 4:4-7
Check out the weather forecast for today's Ole Miss vs. UT game in Knoxville tomorrow. College football weather perfection! I'm taking Schaeffer to the game for Father/Son Saturday. 🙂
Hello Creekstone friends, Have I told you lately how much I love my job? Well, I do. A lot. Much of my vocational happiness is due to the encouragement of folks like you, who, knowing that you could have more programs at a larger, established church (a full-grown tree, rather than a mere plant), are committed … Continue reading My Letter to Creekstone This Week (Nov., 12, 2010)
As you may know, my first book, The Bronze Serpent, is now available. Lulu Press is offering 20% off any order for Veterans Day. To receive your discount, just enter VETSDAY at checkout. To purchase for yourself or as a gift, just go to this link. Thanks for your support.
Are you ready to live dangerously? Here is an easy way to begin that new journey into gospel recklessness. Ask your spouse or a good friend: What are a few things that you would change about me if you could? Do you feel loved by me? Why or why not? What would it look like … Continue reading Dangerous Questions
This is a post from August of 2009. In light of Sunday's message, I thought it was timely enough to repost:I love it when my children are obedient. Now, don’t get me wrong. They are not always obedient— far from it! (After all, they are my kids, and the apple doesn’t fall far from the … Continue reading The Goal of Christian Parenting
In light of yesterday's message, Gospel-Centered Parenting, I wanted to provide a couple of helpful resources for parenting. Tedd Tripp's Shepherding a Child's Heart (for younger children), and Paul Tripp's Age of Opportunity (for parenting teens). See the full gallery on Posterous
Here is today's Creekstone message, "Gospel-Centered Parenting," based on Ephesians 6:4.
This just in from CNN: A Canadian couple who won an $11 million lottery jackpot say they're "just country hicks" who really don't need that kind of money, so they've given most of it away, The Canadian Press reported. Allen and Violet Large have been married for 36 years, live in a 147-year-old house in Lower … Continue reading What Would You Do With $11 Million?
Hey Creekstone friends. This Sunday, be sure to look out for and welcome new folks. I realize that there are lots of new people there each week, and some of us don't know who is new or who has been coming for weeks or more. Here is your big clue! If someone is standing … Continue reading Looking Out for & Welcoming New Folks – A Clue
This is the first of what I trust will be many, weekly "pastoral letters" to you, the Creekstone community. Rather than just a list of "upcoming events," I want to spend some time between Sundays connecting with you to encourage, challenge, and yes, inform. But mainly to inspire—inspire with the possibilities of what it will mean … Continue reading My First “Pastoral Letter” to the Creekstone Community
I am reading Restoring Broken Things, by Scotty Smith and Stephen Curtis Chapman. One sentence stood out to me today that I think is profound and helpful. They say, "Christians, more than anything else, are called to 'make much of Jesus.'" Sounds great, but how? How do I make much of Jesus? I have thought … Continue reading Making Much of Jesus