1.The cold weather of winter finally arrived today.  We went from the low 80’s on Sunday to the mid 40’s on Monday.  And the wind is blowing.  It actually feels a bit like Christmas here in Spring, TX.

2. Update on last week’s blog: There is no iPhone 5 on my desk today.  I’m not up for renewal yet, but the blessing is that a kiosk in the mall replaces screens.  So I have a new glass on my phone for a fraction of the price of a new phone. 🙂  And for just a moment I remembered what it was like to have no smudges on my phone.

3. Switched my energy plan today for the house.  One of the things I have discovered in the last few years is that it pays to switch your energy plan.  I try to pick a 6 month plan, so I only have to look at it twice a year.  I also pick a plan with electronic billing, that lowers the cost significantly.  With a new A/C and staying up to date on a good rate plan we have lowered our electricity bill by 50%.  Check out www.powertochoose.com to see what rates you could get.  This is not a paid endorsement.

4. There are 15 shopping days til Christmas.  Are you ready?  Amazingly, I am almost done with Christmas shopping.  Julie and I have done much of ours early and online.  Julie has become an online shopping maniac.  It seems like everyday we get something else in the mail.  You should know that in the past I have not been this efficient.  In fact I have done a lot of shopping on December 24th.  So the fact that I am almost done is an anomaly and it should not be thought that it will become a trend for the future.

5. Been praying a lot this past week about our church.  I’m really looking forward to 2013 and the things God is going to do at Spring Creek.  I think there are many things on the horizon that point to a great year.  One thing that really encourages me is that several people I have talked to agree that we need to spend more time praying.  I think the spiritual hunger and desire to see God at work is a precursor to His activity.  Sometimes we get so caught up in the busyness of church that we forget to be spiritually hungry.  A time of refreshing is coming.  Pray for revival.

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