I’m Very Hyper! Wanna Know Why? =)

Happy Friday!

So, did anybody take me up on my Skype suggestion? Its FUN, you should try it… really!

I was numb on top of my skull

As some of you know, I’ve been working very FOCUSED–7 days a week, for the past 4 months. And on Wednesday, my mind felt like it was starting to react… I even felt a numbing sensation on top of my skull a few times… like maybe my brains were trying to push their way out of my head! lol (really!)

Nothing a game of golf can’t fix

So yesterday, after my morning routine, I played golf with my little 14 year old cousin Mark Corella. He shot an 81… just a few silly mistakes away from breaking deep into the 70’s… @ 14 years old! It’s so much fun watching a little guy play that well!

Me? I shot a 100. Had a VERY nice birdie on 17! My first game since last year (other than the Bridgewater par three), and my best game in something like 12 years. The day was special, a definite highlight in my year! Mike, Mark, Mikey, Joe, and Aaron… a fun group to live and laugh with! We did do plenty of laughing!

Pastor Appreciation Weekend

Have you HEARD? This weekend is Pastor Appreciation Weekend @ Destiny Family Center! And guess what!! I’m the Pastor! No wonder I’m so HYPER right now! lol

Last year, my wife and I chose to cancel Pastor appreciation because of some unfortunate shenanigans (I still love that word). So, my family is beyond EXCITED right now, as you might be able to tell! (big huge cheese smile)

I do hope you’re coming to DFC Sunday morning for the big event… it’ll make me so HAPPY! (manipulation, lol)

God loves through loving people

Wow, this past 12 months has turned out to be the greatest 12 months of my life! Already, before we even celebrate Pastor Appreciation Day, I feel more LOVED than I’ve ever felt in my entire life! Of course, nobody will ever match the love a Momma has for her son… especially, the LOVE my Mom had for me! This spring marks four years without my mom.

And when I think about how many people genuinely LOVE me and my family these days… it’s like God took my MOMS LOVE and spread it into a few hundred people, and then multiplied it!

There is life on the other side of loss

Sometimes, when we loose moms, and dads, and spouses, and good friends… we feel as if we’re never gonna find that love and support again, not for the rest of our lives.

But there is LIFE and LOVE beyond every loss! No matter how abandoned we ever feel… as long as we are still alive, then GOD still has a plan for our lives! He will MAKE US SMILE AGAIN!

Thank you and a prayer

On behalf of my family: Emily, Coree, Heaven, and me… and our 40 koi fish, 5 chickens, and 3 dogs… I want to THANK GOD today, for all the LOVE we FEEL RIGHT NOW! Life could not be better for us, even if it were tried in a million other possible scenarios!

Dear God, I pray you bless our friends this weekend and this year! Bless every person who blesses us, even those who bless us in the slightest ways… just like you promised to BLESS those who bless Israel! Please let our friends KNOW how much they are blessed because of the way they have LOVED my family! Answer their prayers, bless their young, lay your hands on them… for good and not evil, all the days of their beautiful lives!

Matthew 10:40-42 (Jesus speaking) “Anyone who receives you receives me, and anyone who receives me receives the Father who sent me. If you receive a prophet as one who speaks for God, you will be given the same reward as a prophet. And if you receive righteous people because of their righteousness, you will be given a reward like theirs. And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.”

Thats it for today. It’s the reason I’m SO HYPER RIGHT NOW! I just prayed you all a most triumphant Friday! Love you guys very much! Please leave your comments… and reach out and love someone today. Look for the person in your circle who seems to need it most! Ask God to make YOU the source of LIFE AND LOVE on the other side of some broken persons time of loss! Ahh, it feels SO GOOD to do this!

Ohh, here’s the perfect video for this moment!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqF0g1TtR_M

Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!

Chuck

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6 thoughts on “I’m Very Hyper! Wanna Know Why? =)

  1. Yes!!! I loved that chipmunk! Oh to be that coordinated. lol

    Anyway, you and your entire family are just a breath of fresh air every time ya'll are around:) I will never forget my first Sunday in 2005 there. I loved your energy and it is unremovable!!

    Every guest that ever came with me, always left full of joy and life. You have planted good seed throughout the years. Yes, people have taken what they learned at DFC to use it elsewhere, and you can and should sleep well at night knowing that YOU made a difference!!!

    You totally allowed God to use you without knowing the outcome, that is awesome! You've also had many jealous caterpillers come out of the woodwork in past years. They could not stand to see what beautiful wings you had, ESP. after thier attempts to keep you in the cacoon.

    I hope you know just how much we genuinly appreciate you Pastor Truck (Emmy couldn't say Chuck a few years ago. Thank you Balsamos, for ALL you do to make this such a great church.

    Peace, love, and cherries,

    Mel 🙂

  2. Kristin and Rose… lol!

    Mel… everything you say about us, we feel about you! I too, will never forget when you first walked into our lives! I don't even know if you realize how much of a difference you're making Mel. There is not a week that goes by when your name doesn't make it into one of our conversations… and its ALWAYS good! Thank you for saying those kind and SPECIFIC things about what we mean to you… it's a huge encouragement! Oh, and we LOVE your kids!!! And I love how Emily calls me Pastor Truck!

    Have a great day ladies! : )