Well...CONGRATICULATIONS...to this week's prize drawing winner! Click on and watch the video to see who the lucky teen is. Way to go guys and girls! Tell your Beachside friends to jump in here and get involved. Much love to you all...
Beachside Youth Team!
Hope that you all had a chance to see this today. Give it a watch...and post your comments and thoughts.
Greeting Beachside Junior High Guys and Girls!
Today is the last day for you to enter your comments for this week's edition of "CAPTION THIS." We have some great responses so far; and remember...you can enter more than once. So if you have another witty response...let's have it!
Also...today we celebrate the birthday of our very own... the one and only... "KRISTOPHER O'DONNELL"
Happy Birthday Kristopher!!! Have a splendid may brother!
Just a reminder...
Brooke Wu was the winner of last week's prize drawing...
Joshua Wu scored a prize with the winning entry for last week's CAPTION THIS!
You can't win if you don't play...so comment on posts here today, and encourage your friends to do the same.
Next week we will have a new CAPTION THIS...and we will be discussing topics from the book, "WHY GRACE CHANGES EVERYTHING." Grace and peace brothers and sisters!
A volunteer panel of comedy experts has reviewed all of this week's "CAPTION THIS" submissions, and the winner is.... JOSHUA WU!
Hi there Beachside guys and girls...and welcome to another round of CAPTION THIS!!!
Here's how it works. Go into the comments section...and give us your very best caption for this picture. There is a lot going on here...so your answers are expected to be wild and strangely satisfying! This game will run through Friday, July 3...with the winner being announced on this coming weekend. So take a good look and get creative. There will be a very great prize; an excellent prize; a prize like no other...for the winner. In fact...call, text, email your friends and tell them to comment as well...as the prize may get exponentially greater with the increased number of people commenting??? Whatcha got...Beachside Youth??? Let's have it!
And the winner if this episode of "CAPTION THIS" is.........
Hi Beachside friends!
In my reading this morning I came across this in 1 Kings 22:43...
He (Jehoshaphat) walked in the way of Asa his father; he did not turn aside from doing it, doing right in the sight of the Lord. However, the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.
This turned me to thinking about things that might qualify as "HOWEVERS" in my life. Here's the deal! Like Jehoshaphat, I deeply desire and make purposeful decisions to "walk in the way of my Father." I truly seek to "do right in the sight of the Lord." And when I listen to God speaking to me...through His Word; through His Spirit; through the counsel and teaching of godly men and women who share my desire for holy living that honors our God...I am often made aware of "HOWEVERS" that I have allowed to remain in my life. Things, thoughts, actions, behaviors, attitudes...that should be "taken away," yet they remain. I'm asking God to help me see clearly the things in my life that would have me to fall short of being the "good and faithful servant" that he calls me to be. I'm praying that you will join me.
And here are some questions for you to think over, discuss with and respond to with your Beachside Youth Family!
1. Was Jehoshaphat a goodly man and king?
2. What does "doing right in the sight of the Lord" mean to you?
3. What is really wrong with having "HOWEVERS" in our lives? Isn't it OK to be obedient most of the time? Isn't it OK to have things in our lives that are maybe just a little shady or marginally bad...as long as we don't let them get out of control...as long as nobody finds out...as long as nobody gets hurt? Can't we love God and the "high places?"
4. Are there things that need to be "taken away" in your life. (Don't need to share your answer here if you don't want to...between you and God)
I miss you all! It's been good seeing some of you at Church and backyard pool parties. Pray for each other...keep in touch...stay glued (abide) to Jesus!