Thursday, May 23, 2013
This week I talk about the big wedding day last Saturday, followed by another big day Sunday. My brother, Todd, filled the CR pulpit for me Sunday and preached a great message, "Godficiency." Much of the discussion in the first half of the podcast comes from some great dialog between Todd and me and then between Steve and me. This is one of those podcasts I think you'll want to listen to multiple times. At least I will.
Music for this week's podcast - predictably - is "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman. This is the music that Jessica and I danced to for our Father-Daughter dance on Saturday.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
We are in high wedding mode this week at the Pierce household. I invite my daughters Jessica and Jennifer to share a little bit about this week's plans. Also, we added two new people to our leadership team at Church Requel this week. I talk about that decision. Finally, we include last week's Mother's Day sermon, "6 Characterstics of a Mother's Faith."
Music for this week's podcast is "Get Me To The Church On Time" by Nat King Cole.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
This is the only day we have so let's celebrate today. We can't change our yesterdays. We have no guarantee of tomorrow. Join me for this very special podcast as I remember my friend Michael, who died suddenly last month. In this talk we learn how to make the most of each and every day. At the beginning of the podcast, I bring you up to speed with all the great things happening at Church Requel.
Music for this week's podcast is "Today Is The Day" by Lincoln Brewster.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This week's podcast includes some personal updates. I'm planning on biking around town a lot more and am training for GOBA. The half marathon is coming up this Saturday. Will I be ready? I talk a bit about Jessica's wedding plans - coming up soon on May 18th! I read the lyrics of the Cinderella song and fight getting choked up. We hope to add at least one new leader to our team, maybe two. What do we look for in a leader? I talk about the 3 C's. Yesterday was a planning day for me, so I let you in on our sermon plans for the next 3 months. Finally, we play back last weekend's last Toxic sermon: "Toxic Religion."
Here are the links for everything mentioned in this week's podcast:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
In this week's podcast we talk about how to handle toxic words in our lives - words others say to us as well as words we repeat to ourselves. I also talk about this past week's CR worship experience, including celebrating a young Kindergardener, who makes a public confession of faith.
Here are links to the things mentioned in this week's CR Podcast:
- More information about the portable baptistry can be found here.
- Andy Stanley's leadership podcast can be found here.
- The Catalyst Leaders' podcast can be found here.
- The Beyond Pod podcast app can be found here.
- The Apple Podcast app can be found here.
- The Instacast podcast app can be found here.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
This week on the podcast we go to both ends of the emotional spectrum. I talk about the fun of game night last Friday. On a personal note I talk about my plans to attend my 8th GOBA - the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure in June. I also share an audio preview of my Saturday News Journal Viewpoint essay responding to the Boston Marathon bombing. Finally I playback last Sunday's sermon, "Toxic Relationships."
Music on this week's podcast is "We Go Together" by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John from the Grease Soundtrack album.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
This week I talk about the week after Easter and the fun involved in keeping the excitement level high. We also include the second sermon in the Toxic series, "Toxic Influences."
Music for this week's podcast is "Rise Up and Praise Him" by Paul Baloche.