Will with Phil Wickham We love serving together! Will @ Ridgecrest NC Soundcheck complete in Arkansas New York City Falls Creek Oklahoma Watermarks Camp – Virginia Evangelism Retreat – Oklahoma Look who’s on the Ridgecrest Marketing materials! New friends in Texas Will on Acoustic Guitar Women’s event – Fort Caswell, NC All smiles in the UK! Christmas T-shirts! What a special place! His handiwork! Beautiful church doors in NYC! Stop by and see us at the table! House concerts at Christmas – so much fun! ‘Unplanned’ Movie Event – Christ United – Myrtle Beach, SC Concert time in Fort Smith, AR Christmas Service – Van Buren, AR Sidney and Bailey – best friends! Christian Writers Conference – NC Kristi always makes new friends! Knoxville, TN Columbia, SC Will giving ping pong lessons at camp! Sidney leading Cookout Concert. – NC Will and Samantha leading worship RK leading @ Ridgecrest Conference Center – NC soundcheck shenanigans! NYC with Abby Johnson – ‘Unplanned’ movie. event Russell keeping an eye on all things technical! Amazing view of God’s glorious creation – YMCA – Black Mountain NC We love leading and serving with friends! FCA Coaches Camp – Black Mountain NC Our drummer and friend – James Congrats Will! High School Graduation 2019 On the train in the UK Louisiana means Beignets! Christmas CD – released 2019! Will doing a demonstration at camp – Virginia Will & Sid after sharing music with some folks in Myrtle Beach, SC Evangelism event – Oklahoma Christmas Service – Arkansas Beautiful church in NYC Amazing ladies from NC! What a great women’s event! Russell with Phil Wickham ready to go! Let His name be praised! more beignets! We can’t be in Louisiana without finding some Starkville, Mississippi in the studio… Second Baptist Houston TX Murrells Inlet, SC Will helping out in the studio Setup for a breakout session! Thankful for these two kids! His glory is always on display! Magnolia – Waco Texas with friends in Pennsylvania!
I learned something from my dog, Rivers, this morning…well, really from God but through my dog. We were out on our morning walk and I kept doing as I always do, nudging her to keep walking and she did as she always does, kept right on sniffing areas for way too long in my opinion! This time, though, I was reminded of the fact that she hadn’t been out on a walk for several days due to rain so I was trying to be a little more sympathetic and give her a few more seconds of sniffing pleasure.
That’s when it happened…I felt my Lord saying to me, “Why the rush? Rivers isn’t rushing and what do you have pressing that requires so much rushing through this time? Enjoy this.”
WOW! How many times do I have to be reminded to just stop rushing?! I KNOW this but I don’t act on it. I know that there are not people that say on their death beds that they wished they had rushed through life just a little more. NO…truth be told we probably all need to stop rushing through life and “stop to smell the roses” (to use an old adage).
Sometimes, too, we will be able to hear the Lord speaking a little more clearly. As I was just reminded at beachCHURCH this past Sunday through our pastor, Todd, God doesn’t speak with a loud, thunderous voice. He speaks in a gentle whisper.
Thank You, Lord, for using Rivers to show me how to enjoy moments You give us. Thank You for helping me to see that time already flies so fast that I don’t need to miss it. Help us all to let up on the leash just a little bit and allow You to speak into our busyness, allow You to help us enjoy life just a little more. Thank You for loving us even when we’re rushing and loving us too much to let us stay content in the rat race. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.