The archives of The Sun Will Rise, organized by month.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Wow. The number of IHOP blogs has just grown exponentially. Amanda Beattie is now blogging, and I have a feeling Matt Hartke and Jono Combrink are not far behind.

Sliker’s blog has a complete (and growing) list.

I'm wondering though how long this blogging "fad" will continue. IHOP culture seems to have cool things that come and go. I have a feeling blogging will be no different.

This has got to be a record – two posts in one week’s time. Amazing.

And as a side note – I would love to see Nathan Panke and Deryck Box collaborate on ANYTHING – even if it was making a peanut butter sandwich.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

I have not written in a few weeks, but this deserves a post because of all of the attention it is getting.

David Sliker and Shawn Blanc want me to blog.

Little do they know that I’ve been writing for a while now. But all in due time, my friends. The unveiling of my blog should actually happen before the return of Jesus. I think.

The geek in me has been wanting to design a new website for a while now, and I think I’ve found a decent CMS to use for it. With my full IHOP schedule and weak but serious attempts at having a prayer life, it will likely take months to get this thing developed the way I want it. But in the end, it will be much easier to have a dynamic, functional website with lots of new features that will help friends, family, supporters, and random internet visitors to connect with me and with what the Lord is doing with the prayer movement on the earth. So… a main reason why I have not unveiled this is because I really want to tie it in with my new website. Excuse, you might say? Just wait and see.

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Thursday, January 4, 2007

Well, the onething conference is over and life seems to slowly be getting back to normal. One of the main highlights of the conference for me was our brief 10,000 member prayer meeting praying for Saddam Hussein. I felt that the Lord was causing us to step into just a small portion of the mandate He has given us as a house of prayer. I’ll be writing a longer post in my newsletter this month with all of my thoughts, and I’ll link it here.

For those of you that don’t know, the prayer meeting that has been going over seven years here in south KC always relocates to downtown KC for the four days of the conference. This year the prayer room was greatly enhanced and expanded from previous years. The room was about 3 times as large and seated a significantly larger number of people than in the past. Ryan Meegan gave us the sweet hook ups with an awesome sound system, and we had our normal Avioms and in-ear monitors like the normal prayer room back in south KC. During conference session breaks around lunch and dinner time, the prayer room was packed out with young adults hungry to encounter Jesus.

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