Aug 21 2009

K-LOVE has LOVE in its name

 
Thinking about Jesus and radio and K-LOVE and the morning show.  I do that a lot:)  I think about the big picture, the plans of God, our purpose, my involvement, your involvement, our mission, our response to God's grace, and what it all really means. 

In thinking about K-LOVE, I really started to focus in on the "love" part of our name.  I've been spending a lot of time reading and pondering "the love chapter" of the Bible.  Below are the words of I Corinthians 13 paraphrased in Eugene Peterson's The Message. 

Enjoy:) Peace and K-LOVE, Lisa

 1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. 3-7If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.

   Love never gives up.
   Love cares more for others than for self.
   Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
   Love doesn't strut,
   Doesn't have a swelled head,
   Doesn't force itself on others,
   Isn't always "me first,"
   Doesn't fly off the handle,
   Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
   Doesn't revel when others grovel,
   Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
   Puts up with anything,
   Trusts God always,
   Always looks for the best,
   Never looks back,
   But keeps going to the end.

 8-10Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.

 11When I was an infant at my mother's breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.

 12We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

 13But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

Aug 17 2009

... and then I saw MC Hammer!

My 8-year-old son Evan LOVES baseball, so when his favorite team the Chicago White Sox was going to be playing in nearby Oakland this weekend (we live outside of Sacramento), we had to go.  I bought great seats online for a super cheap price - the seats were front row near the Sox bullpen.  Evan got to say hi to a number of the ballpayers and some of the coaches gave him bubblegum and baseball cards.  He got an autograph from one of the players too.  I tried to explain to him, that this kind of stuff usually doesn't happen when you go to a game.  And then in the bottom of the first inning I got a foul ball!  I've gone to ballgames all of my life and never came close to getting a baseball.  One inning into the game and we had experienced all of these things we never have at a baseball game.

And then things went up a notch - I saw MC Hammer at the game!  How surreal is that?  We determined that every story we ever told would be much more interesting if we ended it "... and then I saw MC Hammer".  Try it.  It's fun!

 Evan with the foul ball ...

 ... and old school pic of MC Hammer

Aug 14 2009

This past week...

Thanks for stopping by our blog:)  If you scroll down, you'll find pictures of the infamous plastic worm that was extracted from little Eli's nose at the hospital this week, you'll get to watch Britt Nicole beautifully sing in the K-LOVE studios, and you could even make some cookies if you're in a creative Crayon mood:)

Looking back at this week, I can't help but remember the pain I felt when we learned that MercyMe's tour bus had been in an accident.  As the week unfolded, we were praying so much for everyone involved.  We love and care about MercyMe, were so thankful they were all okay, and were so very sad that the people in the car didn't make it.  Just so sad.  With all the beautiful songs MercyMe sings about heaven, I can only hope that the families of the victims will somehow be comforted through their ministry.  Please keep praying.

We sure love spending our mornings with you:)  And we hope you have a great weekend...

hugs and k-love,

Lis

Aug 12 2009

Amy Baumann's son Eli...and the worm

Today, 3 year old Eli Baumann had to go to the hospital to have part of a plastic worm removed from his nose.  Thankfully, Eli is doing just fine.  The worm has seen better days.

On his way to the ER...

Just before the procedure...

The piece on the left is what was in Eli's nose...