Wow, Where Have All The Blogs Gone?
August 1, 2009, 8:52 am
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I don’t blog as much anymore but I am not alone. It has been 15 days since my last blog but I believe that I along with everyone else has been hit by a hurricane that has wiped out our blogging. I think that hurricane’s name is “Twitter”. We still are blogging but it is now done in 150 characters or less. I believe it’s not because we don’t want to blog and share our thoughts. I just think it’s easier and faster to jot down a quick blurb about our lives every so often during the day. I also think it’s more spontaneous than blogging. When you blog you really have to organize thoughts and then put them in writing. With Twitter all you have to do is to post what you are thinking at the moment. No thinking about it, no organization required. We are also living in such a fast paced, quick world that our free time is less and less so tweeting is far more preferrable.

So as much as I tweet, I hope that blogging doesn’t go away completely. I love them both. Although I might not blog as much, I tweet all the time. So I promise to try to find time to blog a little more, but in the meantime follow me on Twitter. My Twitter ID is darrellloper. So see you on Twitter and on every once in a while on WordPress. So, where have all the blogs gone?


Continue To Pray For Our Troops!
July 15, 2009, 10:39 pm
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After seeing this picture of a Marine barely escaping his death in Afghanistan. I once again realize how our military continues to confront evil to protect the freedoms we enjoy. Even though the war is winding down in Iraq; the war is getting more intense in Afghanistan. So please, please continue to pray for our troops and thank you to every man and woman that serves their country so valiantly!


July 13: A Marine of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade runs to safety moments after an IED blast in Garmsir district of Helmand Province in Afghanistan (AFP).

New Tweet From Shamgar
July 14, 2009, 10:57 am
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Use what you have. What could God use, that he’s already given you, to help you today?

If you’re focused on what you don’t have, you can’t see what you do have… What has God blessed you with that you’ve overlooked?

Tweet This- Shamgar
July 13, 2009, 1:46 pm
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Tweet This

What would the Old Testament hero, Shamgar twitter about?



Sheltered In The Arms Of God
July 8, 2009, 8:18 pm
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So let the storms rage high, the dark clouds rise,
They won’t worry me for I’m sheltered safe within the arms of God;
He walks with me and naught of Earth can harm me,
Sheltered safe within the arms of God.

Diversity at C3 Church
June 30, 2009, 10:29 am
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One thing that I love about C3 Church that I don’t think that I have ever really talked about on my blog is the diversity that God has blessed us with. When I say diversity you might think I am only talking about race but you would be mistaken. Race is only one aspect of the diversity found at C3 Church. We not only have diversity in race but diversity in age. We have diversity in socio-economic levels. We have diversity in religious denominations or no religious affiliation at all. God has blessed C3 with just an incredible melting pot of different people with one desire to “love God and love others!”

I really believe that C3 church is truly a microcosm of Orlando. Orlando is a very diverse metropolitan area where many different races and cultures combine. I think that every church should reflect their culture through diversity. If you take an honest look at your church congregation and 98 percent of your congregation is representing only one race or culture then I think you are missing the boat. In fact Orange county is now so diverse that minorities are now the majority of the population in our county. C3 Church is in fact very close in mirroring this trend in the Central Florida area. It is truly a blessing to see our racial diversity at C3 Church.

I also heard it said that as we transitioned C3 Church to a more contemporary model that the older generations would not come. Well to be honest with you that could not be a more incorrect statement. Yes we had a lot of “churched” senior adults move to other churches in our transition but God has brought in a lot of older un-churched folks who have found Christ and some older Christ-followers that love others so much that they enjoy C3 Church and the work that is being done. So diversity in age, young and old!

We have people that speak English and second languages such as Spanish, French, German, Korean and the list goes on and on which represents a diversity of cultures. We also have Catholics, Methodist, Pentecostals, Baptists, Presbyterians, non-denominational, etc. and most of all un-churched religious backgrounds. Diversity is part of C3 Church.

I am so proud how God has given C3 Church the platform and ability to speak the truth of the love of Christ not only to a select few but to ALL people here in Orlando. Loving God and loving others, that’s what it’s about at C3! Love Wins!

Tweet This!
June 25, 2009, 8:46 am
Filed under: Church, Pop Culture

Tweet This

Next week we will be starting a new sermon series called “Tweet This!”. Obviously this series is based on the popular social networking program called Twitter. We will be taking a look at some characters in the Bible that will encourage your walk with Christ. Some of these characters you might know of and some you might not.

This will be an interactive sermon series so in case you don’t have a Twitter account you probably should get one. (Link to set up a Twitter account) It is going to be a blast as we take a look at some great stories in God’s Word. Join us at C3 Church on Sundays and on Twitter as we “Tweet This!”