Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.”

Psalm 145:8-9

Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 4:39 PM Central

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My desk looks like it was hit by a tornado. I’ve been a little sloppy this past week as I have been running all over the place.

Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 9:46 AM Central

Well-written article about ALS and stem-cell research.

Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Again the high priest asked him, ‘Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?’ ‘I am,’ said Jesus. ‘And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.’ The high priest tore his clothes. ‘Why do we need any more witnesses?’ he asked. ‘You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?’ They all condemned him as worthy of death.”

Mark 14:61b-64

Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 7:44 PM Central

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More softball this evening!

Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. They were delighted and agreed to give him money.”

Luke 22:3-5

Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 3:18 PM Central

I hear Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” coming from the storage room. That probably means James is working in there.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 2:19 PM Central

That Francis Chan video is so refreshing. I love how he doesn’t have any prepared notes, but starts by asking God to simply speak through him.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 9:15 AM Central

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Morning in downtown St. Louis.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’ ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ‘Hosanna in the highest heaven!’”

Matthew 21:7-9

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“O Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore.”

Psalm 131:3

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 12:01 PM Central

SBC-Logo-Red-400x395.npgFamTeam Weekend/Softball Classic will be held on Saturday evening, September 13 (Paul’s birthday!) and Sunday afternoon, September 14.   The event will unfold on “FamTeam Field,” the softball diamond that sits behind the Arndt family house in southwestern Illinois.

The first Classic was held in 1999.  As time passed, this annual event developed into something that we now call a FamTeam Weekend – a blend of Christian inspiration, indoor/outdoor fun, and friendship.  As simple and “down-to-earth” as these weekends are, God has used them as a way to touch many lives (including our own).

Over the years, several Cardinal baseball players (including Adam Wainwright, Mike Matheny, Mike Easler, Reggie Sanders, Mark Grudzielanek, and others) have attended the Classic and shared, in a heartfelt way, the ways in which God, through the sacrifice of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, has transformed their lives.

This year’s event will open (on Saturday evening) with a picnic-style supper and a time of casual prayer. Tentative plans call for a softball tripleheader (with the Arndts squaring off against a trio of local “all-star” teams and a fourth game in which our guests are invited to take the softball field!  As usual, there will be Christian music, game and food tents, trivia challenges, and a home run derby!

There will be no charge for the event.  (Those who take part in the Classic Eve cookout are invited to simply “chip in” for the cost of the meal.)

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 11:48 AM Central

This high school student was suspended for a rather surprising reason.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 11:06 AM Central

Paul said: Found a new team workout, guys!

Yikes. Do we have to wear the singlets?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 11:01 AM Central

Found a new team workout, guys!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.”

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 9:45 PM Central

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We just finished our Monday night playoffs! David hoists the trophy for 2nd place in the playoffs and Peter is holding the trophy for 2nd place during the regular season.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 8:53 PM Central

We won our first playoff game tonight, and now we’re playing for the championship. We’re trailing 10-6 in the 4th.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.’”

Mark 16:15-18

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 1:13 PM Central

Yesterday I came across this talk given by Francis Chan.  It was so good, I couldn’t stop watching it!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Jesus replied, ‘If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

John 14:23-26

Monday, August 18, 2014 @ 7:54 PM Central

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Peter, clad in our team’s new uniform, waits for a pitch.

Monday, August 18, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.”

Psalm 103:19

Monday, August 18, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Peter replied, ‘Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!’ Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: ‘Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.’ And he went outside and wept bitterly.”

Luke 22:60-62

Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 9:07 PM Central

A big thank you to everybody who braved the rain and came out for the Softball Classic today!