Drew Powell


Christmas Eve Services
December 23, 2008, 3:54 pm
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This year is the first time we’ve ever done anything around Christmas. We decided to go ahead with a Christmas Eve worship service and the response has been amazing. Tomorrow Night (Wed the 24th), we’ll have two services at 5:30 and 7:00. We passed out free tickets for planning purposes and they went like hotcakes. If you don’t have a free ticket, come anyway. I would suggest you come early though.

I can’t wait to see what God does tomorrow night. We have some fun stuff planned. Everything from U2 and B.B. King to more traditional stuff as well. Hope to see you there.

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Pressure
December 17, 2008, 11:46 am
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It seems like there are a bunch of us feeling pressure right now. Whether it be job/finances, relationships, or just balancing life. I heard a great message by Brian Houston of Hillsong Church this morning about three things to pray for when you’re under pressure.

  1. Space – We all need a place to get alone and quite with God. That’s where we find rest and peace.
  2. Clarity – When we get under pressure the first thing to go is clarity and perspective.
  3. Revelation – Being confident in Christ and the truth of His word. Like Paul said in 2 Timothy 1:12 “That is why I am suffering here in prison. But I am not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return.”


Here am I
December 16, 2008, 8:23 am
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We used this entire video clip on Sunday. It’s a little over ten minutes but worth it. check it out.



Seasons/Priorities
December 11, 2008, 1:31 pm
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So as you might have noticed, I haven’t blogged for a long while. I took what I thought to be a short vacation during thanksgiving which turned out to be much longer. Here’s the deal, I’ve been learning a lot lately about priorities and having different seasons in life. I’ve also been reflecting on my blog and the purpose of it. Here are a couple of the conclusions I’ve came up with;

– this blog has become about me.

– by writing to readers out there in the blogosphere, I’ve overlooked people that are right in front of me that God wants me to influence.

– it’s become an obligation and another thing to do on my list.

I’m not saying I’m going to quit blogging, BUT I am going to blog much more intentionally. It’s time for me to narrow my focus a bit. It also won’t as regular. Mostly because the pace of life is a bit intense right now.

I still get great benefit from reading some of your blogs. Specifically this one, this one, and this one. Not to mention this one, this one, and this one. Blogs like these among many others feed my soul. I will say though some of the most popular blogs that are becoming quite narcissistic are going to be deleted from my rss feed. I really want to find the balance of what is true community and what is a false sense of community. Like I’ve said before, I believe that a certain amout of community can be found in the online world BUT for me it’s very incomplete. There is value in blogging, twittering, etc but I get skeptical with those who go overboard with it. It’s a tool, not the answer.

In the meantime, I’ve been really enjoying using twitter and facebook. I feel like there is more connection. You can follow me here and find me here.

much love.



Blogging Vacation
November 23, 2008, 8:48 pm
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Since I’ll be gone and busy this week, blogs are going to be harder to come by. I do want to recap the worship at the warehouse event. I’ll post pics and write about that later on.

As for now, have a Happy Thanksgiving!!! Nashville family and friends, here we come!



Tomorrow Night!!
November 20, 2008, 10:03 am
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Come join be a part of it!! Check out the website for more info. www.theworshipwarehouse.com.

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The recipe for rest and peace
November 18, 2008, 12:54 pm
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Here’s where I’ve been living…

Matthew 11:28-30

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

I usually like to get to the “rest” and skip the “Come to me” part. This verse is an action verse. If I want rest I have to come to Him, get away with Him. That’s the only way it happens. Sometimes I wait for some supernatural “zap” of rest to happen amidst a busy schedule and all the other chaos. I pray for it, I beg God for it, but it never happens. It won’t happen. Rest only happens when I make the time to “get away” with Him. To spend time letting him fill me up.

God is ready and willing to give rest but is waiting for us to take the first step towards him.

When was the last time you “came to Him” and lived “freely and lightly”?