Watch Out!

New section of our study begins this week…..”Be Watchful”…..!  Your homework is to read the (short) chapters, 9 and 10.  Think about how God is reminding us to be “on alert and watchful” in our homes, and other areas of our lives.

What is causing you to be distracted from being watchful?  Are your Spidey-sensors up, watching for harm?  Or are you like our author, on duty but not paying attention?

Meet Friday morning at 7:30 am.  Mike kicks off the lesson and the new section starting at 7:45 am.  Cornwell Center location… usual!


Happy Thanksgiving!

FMMF Charlotte will not meet this week, given the Thanksgiving holiday.  Enjoy time with family and friends.  Be thankful for all our blessings!

We’ll gather NEXT Friday, NOV 30, and start the next section of our current study, Act Like Men.  If you’re looking to get a jump on next week, then dig into chapters 9 – 10 of the book.

Mike leads next week.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Moved by the Spirit!

Ever wonder where that phrase came from….”moved by the spirit”..?

Honestly, for me, it’s one of those phrases that I never stop to think about “where” it started.  But now, after reading this week’s chapter in our study, it’s becoming pretty clear to me of the origin!  Up until this point in our study, our author has been leading us down a path of what WE need to be doing in our lives to “act like men”; to be quality men.

This week, in Chapter 8, you’ll see how God has provided us a partner in our lives to help keep us on track!  I won’t spoil the ending….and hopefully you already know who that partner is in our lives….

Instead, let’s rely on Jon Paschal, this week’s leader, to bring the message to us and share Chapter 8’s key points.  Chapter 8 is your homework as we wrap up the first section of the book:  “Let Your Partner Take the Lead“.  We’ll wrap up section 1, “Act Like Men”, and lean forward towards section 2, “We Watchful”.

Quick reminder that we won’t meet next Friday since it’s Thanksgiving week.  Section 2 will start on Friday, Nov 30th for Chapters 9-10.

See you this Friday for Chapter 8 at The Cornwell Center.  Gather at 7:30 am….Jon will kicks things off at 7:45 am.


Henry Ford was onto something…..

Or was he?  Actually, Ford (the company), had a motto years ago that read, “Quality is job one….”.  Even our author this week talks about it, in reference to his father-in-laws actions along an auto plant’s assembly line.  This week, our homework is to continue on in our first section of “Act Like Men” by reading chapters 6 (“Truly As Good As It Gets…“) and 7 (“Disneyland Quality“).  These two chapters fit nicely together as MacDonald discusses “what is perfection” and “what (and who) seem to be perfect” is not always the case.

Jon Pascal will lead this week as we tackle the key points in the chapters.  Short reads, once again, and great questions to consider at the end of each chapter.

See you in Fellowship beginning at 7:30 am this Friday at The Cornwell Center!


Of Course We’re Meeting Tomorrow!


It’s been one of those weeks!  And having chocolate on the brain from Wednesday night’s Halloween “event”, isn’t helping matters either!

Week 3 of our study…..homework is Chapter 4 (“And the Gold Goes to….”) and Chapter 5 (“What Are You Looking at..?“).

I took a different approach this week in preparing for Friday’s lesson.  I went, first, to the questions at the back of each chapter….then did the reading.  Yes, they’re still short reads…but knowing the questions helped me focus on the author’s message.

I won’t steal Rob Miller’s thunder…..he’s leading us this week.  I’ll see everyone at the Cornwell Center starting at 7:30 am in Fellowship!