FINISHED 24TH

Well I had a fast car tonight, but I made one mistake that cost me the fast car. I got to the throttle after passing a few cars on the outside a little early. The rear end snapped loose and I didn't save it in time. Spinning out in front of 22 fast cars is not wise…I was hit in the nose and bent some stuff up. The guys worked super hard–even other drivers crews–to get it raceable. Without a nose I went back out and raced hard finishing 24th; 22 laps down.

it was super fun and now that the season is over I can't wait for next year…
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QUALIFIED 19TH OUT OF 37

My little crate motor 400hp motor did pretty well against the bigger engines and I went 19.8 seconds. A 1/2 mile in 19.8 second; how fast is that average speed?

There are a lot of cars in front and behind for the race tonight. Pray I keep it straight and going forward.
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FALL CLASSIC

The Fall Classic is the biggest race of the season that takes place every year on this weekend in Yakima for the last 20 years. Nearly every single fast driver, car and crew show up to win. The prestige, competition and intensity is of the highest caliber in the NW.

Though I do not expect to win tonight I came over with my race car to participate and practice for next year. I've never been to another track before so the experience was kind of new, different and I didn't know what to expect from the car or the track; kind of like someone going to a new church for the first time. Thankfully I've got some friends out there who showed me the way around yesterday–kind of like the First Impressions team at TRC; new people need to know their way around.

Anyway we are under horsepower (crate motor) to the real fast guys (open motor w/ restrictor plate), but we get a 250lb weight break. Needless to say horsepower is better than weight for qualifying, but rumor has it the weight break will pay big dividends in a 125 lap race. We'll see tonight.

Well, I'm qualifying in about 30 minutes and I am expecting to go my fastest lap yet at yakima. Its gonna be wild.

Pastor's all over the world should do something this fun. It charges my batteries and encourages my soul. God has been very good to this pastor. Go #70!!!

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WEEKEND REFLECTIONS

The week of September 22 and 23…

Car Shows
I was really excited to be invited to show the race car at two different churches this weekend. I met some fantastic people and enjoyed the company while answering the #1 question, “So how fast do that car go?” Race cars don’t have speedometers as speed is irrelevant in racing. What is relevant is being faster than every one else on the track, so the answer to this question is, “As fast as I have to.” And if that is not fast enough then we have to work on our car to make it faster. What does that equate to in MPH? Ask the guy with the radar gun cause when I answer you I’m only guessing and hoping for more.

Sunday Morning
Two services, several re dedications to the Lord and one first-time salvation. The message series IFIT is going well and this year is going to be record breaking.

IFIT was a HIT
See other post on this subject. We had a great time.

Fantasy Football
I was 3-0 and then the our league host made a points adjustment and now I am 2-0-1. Go figure…the day when a stat error is made I’m only a point ahead and they take a point away to correct the error resulting in a tie.

Becoming a Dad
I cannot describe how totally thrilled and excited I am to be a dad…

WHAT MAKES TRC UNIQUE? 3 of 4

By Jeff Knight on Ministry Methods

I started this series back in August and realized I hadn’t finished it. After reading through some of these characteristics I realized these aren’t super unique. Most churches carry these characteristics. So maybe instead of calling it What Makes TRC Unique I should call it, What Makes a Good Church? Here is the third installment, check the archives in August for the other two…

TRC Unique Characteristic: Personal Ministry
The Rock Church believes in personal ministry. Wisdom, prayer and benevolence support are offered through our pastoral care team and support structure. TRC prioritizes Sunday church as one of its’ most important times and makes able and willing people available to minister during the week. Also, through email and the prayer pager prayer teams can be accessed. The Support Team and prayer teams are trained to offer support for many of life’s tough situations and they are capable of providing prayer and wisdom in life’s major decisions.

TRC Unique Characteristic: Generosity
TRC is a giving church. TRCer’s give abundantly. Through various ministries multiple opportunities exist for TRC to give. Generous givers help support missions, benevolence, providehope.com and more. We teach sound financial doctrine and believe resources have a purpose in extending the Kingdom of God. This unique balance provides for a tremendous church and many opportunities for God to work miraculously in the financial arena of life.

TRC Unique Characteristic: Reach Teams
Reach Teams provide all people an opportunity to meet others and connect. Each team has a specific task and focus each semester. The semesters run in the fall and spring, making total commitment possible. They are not a replacement for Sunday church, smaller groups of people meeting throughout Snohomish County are a great way to meet people and get connected.