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//Godfidence Tweets 2011-01-09

  • News Flash: We had the Fisher family annual budget review, and no tears were shed. First time in history. #
  • I feel quite foolish quibbling over pennies when I met a man today who woke up with a skunk in the tent where he lives. #Godhelpme #
  • Bureaucracies never do what they were created to do but only that which will perpetuate their own existence. #
  • RT @JohnPiper: Marriage. The roots are deep. The covenant is solid. The love is sweet. Life is hard. And God is good. #
  • Next year, I am unboxing all fo my kids toys then wrapping them, I am pulling out all of the directions for the games. #
  • Today my first website will officially go down. I have terribly mixed feelings. #
  • Act Like Men registration opens Jan. 11! You don't want to miss it. http://fb.me/Euz2f9X1 #
  • Do I take the tougher more rewarding road that I may not complete or the easier but less rewarding road. I think I answered my own ? #
  • Make sure you know OTC meds now require prescription if you want to use your HSA or FSA, thank you Mr President. #
  • The new White out Mt Dew taste remarkably like Sprite, 7up and all others in that vain. 🙁 #
  • Just found my first legit use for a torrent. #
  • Daddy/daughter date begins in approx 2 hours. I can't wait. #

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It has been fun.

I had been blogging here for almost 5 years. But with work and life I have many other things to do. So if you are still out there I bid you a fond fairwell.

You can keep up with me on twitter @jasonrfisher

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//Godfidence Tweets 2011-01-02

  • nothing like coming home to a flat tire and a dead battery #
  • How am I supposed to heat my daughters new Easy Bake Oven once the 100w bulb ban kicks in? http://bit.ly/f8oKgq #
  • RT @PastorTullian: Since a xians value & identity is anchored in Christ & NOT in being right, the gospel frees us to admit we're wrong. #
  • With the battery issues I have been having I am voting they put the crank back on the front of the cars to start them up. #
  • microsoft jus told me answered my password question by telling me to sign in with the account I DON'T HAVE THE PASSWORD FOR. #
  • Help me out, does the movie "Passion of the Christ" actually show the resurrection? I can not remember. #
  • Nirvana unplugged…Still one of the best albums ever. #
  • Face to face with the man who sold the world #
  • If your profile pic is you without a shirt I am going to unfriend you. Guy or girl… #
  • Guilty pleasure confession: I have Indigo Girls on my top songs play list. #
  • My Top Followers in 2010: @dsackr @nicknye @bcmouser @stevenbennett2 @soligoth @karamellow1. Find yours @ http://mytopfollowersin2010.com #
  • My Top followers:@bcmouser,@dsackr,@stevenbennett2,@karamellow1,@e_beav,@dmichaelclary, @cassyg,@bsnyd,@nicknye @ http://bit.ly/euWYk6 #
  • John was the' one jesus loved' not out of arrogance, but because that was his only identity.the only thing important about him. #

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//Godfidence Tweets 2010-11-07

  • Arghhhhhhhhhhhh…that is all #
  • many of the Tea Party candidates have found…their backers want to protect their entitlements as much as the next guy. http://bit.ly/devvSH #
  • Don't know where to vote? There is a map for that http://bit.ly/aglJuF #
  • Why is everyone telling people to vote. If they didn't know they were supposed to do you really want them influencing our country? #
  • And this is one of the reasons I don't think everyone should be allowed to vote… http://youtu.be/_23Nt5XumaU #
  • is Giving meaning to pencil-necked-geek,A dork or so to speak, tongue-in-cheek. #
  • Who wants to start a Five iron tribute band. Just me? Ok then #
  • Live albums are so much better than normal ones. #
  • If you are a parent who wants to know about raising children in the faith listen to this… http://bit.ly/dlYOmx #
  • Alora did knees nose and toes for the first time tonight, thanks Christine. #
  • What would you want in your church mobile app? Sermons,bulletins, news, directions tell me. #
  • Must be home sick I just made chicken corn soup. #
  • RT @dmichaelclary Paul Miller: usually what bugs us the most about other people is true of us as well. // esp in our kids #
  • Thanks @joe_byler I will never fry bacon again . #

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//Godfidence Tweets 2010-10-24

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GREY BOX. You owned my child hood and I loved you for it. I feel the need to play some RC Pro am. #
  • I just found 3.5" disks in our office supply cabinets. Wow, how long has those been in there. #
  • Need help, If your church had an mobile phone app what would want from it? #
  • Made our first batch of home made yogurt last night, I can't wait for it to chill so I can try it out. #
  • Wow, heck of a morning and it is only 10. Of course I started at 5… #

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//Godfidence Tweets 2010-10-03

  • Pray for me Heather and I have decided "No TV or video games" during the week for us. Hopefully I will get caught up in my reading. #

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//Godfidence Tweets 2010-09-19

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//Godfidence Tweets 2010-09-05

  • had to explain to my wife what it means to call an audible today in church. it was cute #
  • "American ‘Christianity’ has been a political agenda in search of a gospel useful enough to accommodate it." http://bit.ly/aSuxKQ #
  • Tasker is this week’s #Android app of the week at @AndroidPolice. Here’s the review and giveaway of 20 free licenses http://bit.ly/ap-tasker #
  • This weekend looks like a great one for a fire. I love that fall is coming. #
  • Every time someone uses the word hipster God kills an iPhone. #

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//Godfidence Tweets 2010-08-29

  • Life would be easier and probably better if everyone just stopped using Internet Explorer. #
  • Chocolate flavored Tootsie pops are my favorite. #
  • Community group tonight, tongues and prophesy, this is going to be fun to say the least. #
  • Wow, a really good article on how our sociology reveals our theology from Ray Ortlund http://bit.ly/chpqmm #
  • Oh, joy Walter E Williams on is the radio. I love to listen to him. #
  • RT @ErikKoliser:Love = willingness to have < free time, < sleep & >schedule in order to be faithful to God's calling as a husband/wife -PDT #
  • On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. #
  • Hey person in my office – Don't mark your email sent to everyone with a follow up flag, if I need to follow up I will mark it myself. Thanks #

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What do you do when people don’t fit in your funnel?

What do I mean by a funnel?  Well this is an analogy that just came to me so please bear with me.  But if you think of Church as pulling in from all types of people in all sorts of situations (the wide part of the funnel) and we work to help disciple people and, probably unfortunately, force them all out of the same small end of the funnel.  It is almost like a twelve step program.  You follow the pattern and you come out the other end of the funnel a nice perfect church goer right?

But what do you do when people don’t fit into your funnel?

Mike Yaconelli wrote a pretty cool book years ago called Messy Spirituality and in it he talked about a young couple in the church who had gotten pregnant before getting married which normally results in quietly getting married while everyone ignores the issue or the couple completely disappearing from the church.  This couple however was welcomed back with a wedding reception after their elopement.  Shortly after reading this I was faced with just this situation.  A young couple in our church found them selves “in trouble” as my parents’ generation put it.  They got married and we as a church threw a reception for them to let them know we loved them.  They are still together to this day and I am so happy they are still in a Godly loving community.

I have found however that even though I hate the idea of the funnel I am so used to it that I don’t know how to function without it.  If there isn’t a program where you take this class and join that ministry I really am not sure what to do with myself.  “Be a Christian”, “Live out the Gospel” you may say but I am still doing a lot of de-toxing when it comes to these things so that isn’t as easy as it looks.

I have recently found myself again in a situation where people didn’t fit in the funnel.  They did things out of order and I am struggling to know how exactly to deal with it because it is messy.  There isn’t one right answer and I want there to be one right answer.

What I have found is grace is messy.  It finds us in the strangest places and brings us along providing all that it demands.  You really begin to see the power of God’s grace when you live outside the funnel.  When you are involved with people who don’t follow the “right” paths, you see God all the brighter.