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Great Friendships & Evangelizing with Spoons

Angie and I are fortunate to have friends we really trust in our lives.  Some of them are in this video.  Among them are Pete and Brandi Wilson.  Pete is the pastor of Cross Point Church.  He is wise beyond his years.  God is using him and the staff at Cross Point in so many ways to affect the community of west Nashville.

I believe God is and will continue to use Pete to further the Kingdom around the world.  He is married to a strong, wise, and incredibly funny woman, who I am grateful is good friends with my wife.  Enough kissing up.  Do I get a bigger mansion in heaven for saying that!!

Angie and I believe so much in the ministry at Cross Point, because we know the hearts of Pete and Brandi, Blake and Ally Bergstrom, and the other leaders in the church.  We are committed to Cross Points Vision.

We are so grateful for the relationships we have with them and others in our lives.  People we can connect with, be ourselves with, and be completely honest with.  People we can beat up on, step on their toes, and drag across the table!

I’ve always said, “if you are trying to share the gospel with someone never bring them to watch a church basketball league game (let alone have them play in one), never bring them to a snake handling service (I’ve done it, it doesn’t work), and never bring them to a competitive night of cards, playing spoons, especially with your pastor.

This video was taken this past Saturday at Pete and Brandi’s house.  Pete is narrating on how to play spoons!  Watch what Blake and good little baptist boy me do to him in order to win the spoon! In case you are wondering I was the final winner of this game!!

Over The Table

If you live in west Nashville and are looking for a church to be apart of please join us on Sunday at 8, 10:30, 11:45, or 6.  If you are in the Dickson area Cross Point services are at 9 and 11.  If you are in the Goodlettsville area services will be starting September 13th at 9:30 and 11.

And Pete, TMZ…bring it on baby!!  They could use a little more “Christian violence” on their show, not that I watch their show, or have ever seen it, or even know what it is!!  The SPOON is always worth it!!

Take care and happy card playing all you good Baptists!!  Ha Ha!!

Todd

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August 10, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

11 Comments »

  1. Yes, I have to say that I absolutely LOVED this video when I saw it the other night!! I told Pete that I would’ve loved to have been there in person! :) To which he responded…Come on over, we’re still going strong! :)

    You all crack me up. It’s such a blessing to have wonderful friends.

    Comment by Jess :) | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hey Todd, Sorry this is nothing to do with this post, but I wanted to get a hold of you. When you all came to Community Worship Center in Perryton Texas a couple years ago, we talked about the work your Dad is doing. I have tried to touch base with him to see about taking a group to help out, but I have not been able to catch him. Is there a good way (or better way) to fing your dad? Please shoot me an e-mail if you can.

    Thanks,
    Jason Vanosdol

    Comment by Jason Vanosdol | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. This video was HILARIOUS. I sent it to the hubster. I think you and him would have it out over the spoons table ;)

    Comment by Jen | August 11, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hi Todd,

    Left a couple of comments on your blog through the Selah’s website and I was not sure whether you would get them there as this seems to be a latest version of your blog.

    God bless you

    ransom 33 @ http://www.ransom33.wordpress.com

    Comment by ransom33 | September 5, 2009 | Reply

  5. Hi Todd,

    My name is Steve Maloney and I am from Upstate New York. My wife and I have been fans of your music for years, but we were so surprised when we bought your latest cd – little did we know that the story of your baby would have a dramatic impact on us. We are fellow believers in Christ and want to encourage you that your story is not unique, nor are you alone.

    Our baby, Matthew Christopher, went home to glory in 2004 after open-hear surgery to repair a severe heart defect. He was 5 days old and we will always cherish our moments with him. Like you and your wife, we knew of the situation before Matthew was born. We were determined to give Matthew anything that he needed to survive, and we are so blessed to hear of your likewise determination despite the odds and recommendations.

    Your wife’s song, “I will carry you”, has spoken to my wife in such a direct and powerful way. We praise God for the courage that He has given both of you. Keep serving Him and know that your efforts are being used mightily.

    Our story continues to this day with the opportunities to testify of God’s grace even during the most difficult of storms. Matthew’s impact on our lives and those that we meet continues, and God’s peace truly surpasses all understanding.

    If you are interested, I can send you a link to our story video that was done by our local American Heart Association chapter. I also wanted you to know that we can not wait to see you in concert when you visit Auburn, NY on 10/31. We hope to meet you there some how. God bless you both, and we will keep you in our prayers.

    Comment by Steve Maloney | October 13, 2009 | Reply

    • Hi Todd,

      I wanted to write again to let you know that we missed your concert in Auburn, NY. We gave our tickets to friends from church. We are so bummed that we missed you guys – my wife was very disappointed. Basically our entire family has been sick. I heard that the concert was great. We will keep praying for you, and we are so blessed to hear about the new baby. We will pray for your family in the days ahead. God Bless you all.

      Comment by Steve Maloney | November 2, 2009 | Reply

  6. Listening to Hosanna, I thought I’d check out what your name was online… Todd, because I just bought the one song and not the album. I’m cheap! Each album I tend to like maybe 1 or 2 songs, only because I perceive a lot of the songs as hymns or churchy. Which is great but I’m not drawn to it for casual listening. Anyway:

    I was surprised to read that you grew up in Congo. I went there to film a mission trip. It was my debut mission trip. Didn’t want to go; was going for my wife–who couldn’t go because of difficult pregnancy– and I got horrifically sick on a island called Loubasa where there was an eboli outbreak(island was in the Congo river between DRC and Congo). I was sure it was going to be death by dyssentary. So I fell in love with Africa, and don’t know why exactly maybe because I survived it, and have been going there about 2x’s a year (Kenya, Tanzania, Lake Victoria area). Since I’ve been working on a feature film project called Manholes about fatherlessness with the help of some of my comembers at the International Christian Visual Media conference I’ve been attending the last 4 years. (I saw you at the CBA I think 2 years ago in Denver. Y’all were singing The Broken Road over and over. Love your version, but I felt a little for you having to sing it so many times.)

    All that to say, “What a cool connection!” I went online to find a singer’s name wasn’t really all that interested in… and now I’m interested. I may even get tickets to your McBain, MI concert. Maybe I’ll get lucky and get to hear about your life in Congo. ‘Cause now I’ve got a bunch of questions.

    Comment by Loyd Jenkins | October 14, 2009 | Reply

  7. Hello Todd and Angie,

    Brent and I met you again last Saturday at your Riverview concert. We are friends of Jack and Molly. Anyways, thanks for a wonderful concert we really enjoyed our date night. Congrats Congrats on the baby news. I cried reading Angie’s post. God is so good!

    Sincerely,

    Brent and Valerie Pfeifer

    Comment by Valerie Pfeifer | October 28, 2009 | Reply

  8. Todd,
    I am the worship pastor at The Church At Rock Creek in Little Rock Arkansas. I am looking for orchestra parts for your arrangement of Silent Night. any idea where I might find that? Thanks for your help

    Comment by Richard Wentz | November 10, 2009 | Reply

  9. Someone shared yours and your wifes song I will carry you with us. We have just lost our infant twins to miscarriage. We are broken but know that God is still on the throne.

    We really want to have your song sung at our baby memorial this weekend, but cannot find an accompanient CD nor piano sheet music. Is this possible?

    This song ministers to us so much. Thank you.

    Comment by passionatehousewife | November 29, 2009 | Reply

  10. Ok, just saw the video and LOVED it, absolutely hysterical!!

    As a former Youth Pastors wife (he died in 2006), I can so relate to being human and just having fun! People see those in Ministry as “perfect” and “mild” but in all reality, we’re just human like the rest and enjoy life as much as the next person.

    Comment by Marissa | January 10, 2010 | Reply


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