May 5, 2009, 10:05 pm
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twitterI am sure most of you that follow have been wondering what I have been up too.  Let’s just say “life has been crazy” is an under statement.  Crazy in a good way.  The Wilson family is growing.  The girls are keeping my life busy.  Church is picking up for summer with planning for summer camps and preparing for new service.  

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When it rains it pours
December 10, 2008, 10:37 am
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That is a saying that I heard a lot growing up.  My grandma used to say that from time to time. That is a statement I am using a lot right now.  Here is a run down on what is going on.

  1. Hannah is sick.  She has mononucleosis plus a cold.  She has not been able to go to work and Church (which is her work) in 2 weeks now.  When I took the vow to love her in sickness and in health this is what I sign on for.  I am learning a lot about love through this.  This is what is called unconditional love.  It is hard at times because I am having to get both her and our 7 year old what they need.  I did not realize how much Hannah does until now.  She is a blessing to me and  a lot of people.  I love her so much. Please lift her up in your prayers.
  2. Christmas Time.  Busy Busy Busy.  Somewhere a long the way in our history people thought it would be great to make Christmas all about gifts and stress everyone out with all the stopping.  I love Christmas.  I love the giving.  I love celebrating the Birth of OUR Savior!  but Christmas time is a busy time of the year.  We are throwing a big event to feed the needy in our community on Dec. 20 and I know the next 2 weeks are going to get even busier.  
  3. Our washer broke!  Our washer and dryer was given to us by Hannah’s aunt and uncle.  They had the washer and dryer for several years .  It has washed a lot of clothes.  It has been a great washer but it’s life has come to an end. RIP.  We had to buy another washer so we went ahead and bought a dryer with it.  My uncle works for Lowes and he hooked us up with a great deal on a front loader washers and dryer.  Even though it was a great deal, it still cost money.  The washer choice the wrong time to stop working.  It’s Christmas!  We have to spend a lot of money already! 

Please pray for us.  We don’t need anymore sickness.  We need Hannah to get to feeling better.  We don’t need to have to spend anymore money on things braking down.  I know it is life but it would be great if it picked a better time period to hit, not during the Christmas season.  

Know that We (my family) find our joy in knowing that we have a Father up in heaven who loves us and is looking over us!  We are celebrating what our Savior did for us!  

Hope everyone in blog land is doing great!

Life update
November 12, 2008, 10:21 am
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People may be asking “What is Dustin been up too?”  Here is the run down of what I have been doing…

1.  Started my master’s in ministeral leadership last week.  It is going to be a fun 2 years.  It is all online.  The class I am in right now is called “Non-Profit Management”.  It is very interesting stuff.  I am learning right now how to implement change in a church, how to give options, and how your church prayer life should be.  Did I mention I am really excited about this.  I don’t care much for the degree.  That isn’t why I am doing it.  I want to learn.  I am a student of God for life!

2.  Working with the district youth to make this year rock.  Camp is going to be so much fun!  The theme is LiveLoud.  I think it will be one of the greatest camps.  I am really looking forward to it.

3.  I have been enjoying youth ministry.  (Not all pastors can say that!)  I love my teens.  They are really cool to work with.  (Side note:  I threw a stole last week during my message and broke it. Sorry Matt.)  We are in a series now called Wild Goose Chase.  It is going to be a great 6 week series.  We are talking about following after the Holy Spirits and going after your God ordain passions (I threw the stole when I was talking about God ordain passions.)

4.  Learning how to be a parent.  It isn’t easy.  It is some times fun.  It isn’t fun when they tell you that they hate you and that you are mean because you have to punish them for not behaving.  I love her to much not to punish.  I call it tough love.  We do love each other and I would not trade this.  I love being with my two girls!

5.  Doing another book review.  This time it is more of a reference book.  The Greatest Words Ever Spoken.  It is a really good reference book.  I am enjoying using it.

6.  Going to CRAVE conference at SWU this weekend.

Welp that is just a quick update.  I will post something worth reading soon.

Busy Life…
October 2, 2008, 9:15 am
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Life has been crazy!  Good crazy though.  

Here is what has been going down…

1.  Been in a series in youth group called Wii > Mii.  Very cool series.  I was able to share some things about how the church needs to come together and team up with Christ and not try to live life alone.  I really liked the series a lot.  I am working on putting it online to be an open source so other leaders can use it. 

2.  I have started to try to get out of the office more.  I hate the church office.  I like to be around people so I have tried to at least once a week go and hang out at a place and make that my office.  

3.  Last monday Hannah and I lead our foster daughter to Christ!  It was awesome.  She asked God to come and live in her heart.  Now I see why God brought her to us.  Through our love she was about to see the father’s love for her.  Now she is broken for her family and we are praying for them every night so that they will come to know Jesus and he can live in their hearts.  This is awesome stuff!!!

4.  Starting a new series up called “Fight Night” for the youth group on Sunday nights.  It is going to rock.  I am using key fights in the Bible to relate with the things that we battle with in our everyday lives.  It should be a great series.  More of a guy’s series but the ladies will be able to relate too.

5.  We are running 18 people on Sunday nights now!  We have seen 4 new faces in the past couple of weeks and they are excited and want to come back.  This is awesome to see.  I have been praying for this for a year now.  I fasted for this and we are seeing growth now.  Hannah and the children are too.  Fasting does allow God to do some awesome stuff.  Now the prayer is that they will live for Christ and grow in him.

6.  Hannah and I do a good job with our money.  I have always been a saver.  Now we are trying to save even more.  Not so we can be rich but so that we can give more.  We also have dreams and those dreams have to be funded.  

7.  I am reading a lot now.  I have been asked several times to do book reviews and I am currently reviewing the new book that hasn’t come out yet called “For Young Men Only”.  It is good stuff.  I wish I could have read it when I was in high school.

8.  I am working on possibly going to IWU for my masters.   They have an online masters program that I am looking into.  I hope to start it soon.  We will just have to see.  

Life has been busy but man I love it.  There is never a boring day!  I like to be busy doing things that I love!

21 Day Fast is over
September 8, 2008, 9:03 am
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Last night ended our Daniel Fast.  God done some amazing things in mine and Hannah’s life. 

  1. It brought us closer together
  2. We are reading in God’s word together more
  3. God sent us a child!
  4. We received God’s direction
  5. We are seeing fruit in our ministries
I am so ready to see what God continues to do.  Several did the fast with us or are doing it now.  If that is you then know that I am praying for you.  My home church, Denton Wesleyan Church, started a fast on the 1st.  I am praying for them and I hope God does amazing things there.  I hope my family jumps on board to because I want to see breakthrough in their lives!  
So how did we celebrate?
Hannah and I stayed up and waiting until 12:01 am so we could eat some Dominos.  Hannah ate pizza and I ate some wings.  It was great!  Today we are going to eat some Japanese food!  I am going to stop eating as much though.  I am going to stop over eating so I can keep this weight off.  
Everyone should do a fast.  I am going to start doing at least one a year because God deserves that.

The Big 50…
August 27, 2008, 10:30 am
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No I am not turning 50.  This is my 50th post on here.  I think it is sad that it is that low.  Hopefully now that I am in the office more I can get some blogs out.  Right now I just want to share what has been going on in my life.

1.  Right now Hannah and I are in the middle of a Daniel Fast.  We are just seeking God with everything in our life.  The Fostering deal is getting frustrating because we have been licensed for several weeks now with no phones at all about children.  We know that God wanted us to do this but it sucks waiting!  I am a very positive person and it has been hard to stay positive with this.  I am not that patient of a person.  I am a got to have it now kind of guy.  Right now though we are just seeking God’s will and asking him to put the right child with us.  We need your prayers.

2.  The youth room is done and we worship in there sunday night.  I am really excited because my brother in law Josh is going to be leading worship.  He is a very gifted person and is excited to get to lead again.  I know you have probably been wondering when I am going to post some pictures.  I plan on posted some next week.  Be ready!

3.  God has been calling me out on a lot of things lately.  I love the book of John (which is what I am reading during the fast) because it is pretty much written in red.  Jesus words have been speaking right into my heart.  

4.  I am speaking sunday at church. Please pray that it goes well and that God will move through the church and into the community.  I believe spiritual break through can happen if people jump on board with what I speak on.

5.  I have been planning what the youth are going to be doing this fall and winter.  I am really excited about some of the series that I am going to be speaking.  We have some really cool events too.  One that I am really excited about is the TOMS Party.  It is going to be really cool.

6.  Fuel is coming up and we may have one of the biggest groups that SC has ever had.  (I really am not sure of that so don’t hold me to that.)  We have 10 people coming so far.  Several of them are ministry students.  2 of them are ones that I am bringing.  I believe these students are going to do some amazing things.  Be ready CHURCH!

Fostering Update
August 5, 2008, 2:04 pm
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We received an email today about our Fostering process.  We are now certified Foster Parents!  Now we are just waiting on the phone call from DSS with a child.  They could call at anytime (Could be 3 in the morning and they will still call).  

Please pray that God will send us the child that he wants us to adopt. His will be done.