10. Phantom Menace
9. Attack of Clones
8. Rogue One
6. Return of Jedi
5. Last Jedi
4. Revenge of Sith
3. Force Awakens
2. New Hope
That’s my order. I found myself ranking Star Wars movies while…ahem…in the the bathroom. I wish I could leave that part out, but it’s hard to tell the story without providing the context. So, yea, I was in the bathroom. Everyone does it…even in a galaxy far far away. There. I’ve covered both the awkward parts & filled the necessary Star Wars pun quota faster than you can say, “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi”.
Ok. Enough of that.
While working through my Star Wars ranking I found myself desperately trying to decide between Sith and Awakens (was Sith really that good?) when the OTHER book caught my eye.
“Every Church on Mission”
My children, next to Star Wars and Calvin and Hobbes, have a magazine that is all about missions and the work of God in the world around us. I didn’t put it there. I haven’t been in my boys bathroom in months (it’s disgusting in there – it looks like a wet shaggy dog came in and shook himself dry! Seriously, how is the ceiling wet?)
I love it!
Not the gross bathroom.
I love that my children love things that matter. I love that church to them is important. I love that church isn’t just important b/c it’s fun (it is) or that their friends are there (they are), but because the Church is the hope of the world!
They pray for their friends to know Jesus. They serve on the Set-Up team b/c they know that it’s not about pipe/drape, but it’s about creating an environment where lives can be changed. They invite their friends to church!
I’m blown away by these kids. And they aren’t alone. Over the last 5 months at Proximity Church I’ve had the honor of watching our children grow so much. I absolutely believe it’s because of what’s happening at Proximity!
There are great churches all over the city, and I know that Proximity isn’t going to be the right church for everyone.
Something special happens when you are involved in a new church.
You make big sacrifices. You dream big dreams and you expect to see them come true! And you wake up every day with a singular focus on God’s kingdom.
It’s like being a missionary. It’s exactly like that.
It’s living on mission.
Now if I could also get them on mission to clean their bathroom.