Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Movin' on Up!!!

This site has now moved to www.gregtroxell.com still a work in progress but check it out.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Time for a Change

As I go through things and as you get to know me you will realize I like change. I am considering implementing several changes right now so why not start with the appearance of this here blog? Change the little logo and colors and such. Not sure that I am happy with it all yet but I will get there soon enough. In the next few weeks I will be rolling out a new website along with many new exciting announcements so stay tuned.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Coming Out...

This week we started our new series called "Coming Out of the Closet" in our youth group. No not that closet! The Christianity closet; you know the one where we keep our faith so not to offend others.

This week we looked at how we share the gospel with others. Or even if we do share the gospel with others. What do we do? Do our actions tell others we are faithful?

Answer these simple questions then tell me if you keep your faith in the closet:

  • Do you pray over your food at home?

  • What about in a restaurant?

  • What about at school or work?

  • What about when you go to a business meeting?

If you answered no to any of the questions then ask yourself why?

Bottom line we get too hung up on what others think instead of what God thinks, so we decide to place our faith in the closet. In Matthew 5:14-16 we are called to be the light that shines for others, are you that light or do you only shine that light in the closet?

I challenge you to come on out, its ok.

Friday, February 27, 2009

IROC Lives!

There used to be an auto racing series called the International Race Of Champions (IROC) in which drivers were selected from various racing leagues to compete against each other. Over the years the drivers raced Camaros, Firebird, Dodge Daytonas, etc. Each car was set up the exact same making each car equal. The drivers showed up and raced at various tracks. Usually these races were very good and some drivers really stood out some didn't. No pit stops just good plain racing.

Fast forward to today and NASCAR is basically becoming the same thing. They want everyone equal, example; they make Toyota run a different restrictor plate because they are too fast. No longer is it up to the manufacturer to out work the other just run to NASCAR and ask for a 'bailout'. My attitude is just let the teams show up at the track have them draw numbers for an already prepared car, put their decals on it, and go race.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quick Hitz From My Brain

Here are just some quick things I have in my brain right now:
  • How can you vote on something that you haven't even read?
  • Who is going to pay for this new 'stimulus package'?
  • Why don't people take responsibility for themselves?
  • I am so happy that the sickness has left my household but I am praying for everyone else's house it is now affecting.
  • I can't wait to conduct this webinar on Thursday.
  • Ashley is now six months old, wow how time flies.
  • My momma-in-law really helped us a lot this past week.
  • It was great hanging with my mom and dad watching the Daytona 500 this past week
  • Speaking of Daytona, can someone tell me why Dale Jr wasn't penalized for the wreck he caused? (answer: he drives for Hendrick)
  • Can't wait for the NHRA to resume this weekend - Go Team Force and Tony Schumacher
  • NHRA is much more exciting than NASCAR these days!
  • Greg 2.0 turns five years old next month - wow how time flies (deja vu)
  • WWE really sucks right now and TNA ain't good either.
  • High School Musical 3 came out today on DVD
  • You may think I'm crazy about the above statement but as time flies with my kids I want to enjoy them every step of the way.
  • They changed ANTM's start date from Feb 25 to March 4, not happy about that decision but whatever!
  • I am ready to head back to Lake Buena Vista but I guess I will have to wait a few months.
  • I love my family.

That's enough for now, c-ya later!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's OK to Steal

Recently I had a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in LakeBuena Vista, FL. At the hotel they sell these to-go mugs that allow you to fill them up with hot or cold beverages at anytime during your stay. Now the mugs cost like $15.00 but if you are staying for several days they are well worth it. Now on the promo poster it clearly states that the mugs are only "ONLY GOOD FOR THE STAY IN WHICH THEY WERE PURCHASED". That means that the mug 'expires' on the final day of your stay. Makes sense to me. What amazed me was the number of people using older mugs and filling them up, especially the dancers that were there for the national championships. The kicker was the attitude I overheard from one of the mothers who said "I just bring my mug back because Disney has enough of my money." Wow what a statement. Basically what she is saying is it is ok to steal from someone if you feel you have given them enough money elsewhere. And we wonder what is wrong with our youth today...just look at the role models we have.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Thinking BIG!

On December 28 the family and I headed to service at Church In Motion in Dacula since we were not having service at Fusion. The church is run by my friend Tim Skinner. I met Tim back when I was first starting EDGE at Fusion. He was nice enough to meet with me and share his experiences in ministry. At that time CIM was meeting at the Mall of Georgia Conference Center. CIM recently moved into their own building right off of Hamilton Mill. Anyway to the visit; while CIM is small they run things as if they are BIG. I mean they do not skip out on anything or any detail. They have a cafe area to fellowship in before and after service, worship was simply awesome, just everything was done with class. The message, which is most important, was GREAT! The teaching was on the Lord's Supper and really connected with us. I must say it was an honor to be part of CIM's first ever commnion. I look forward to seeing what God has in store for CIM as they continue on their quest.

After visiting CIM and seeing how they act, think, and live as they are BIG I thought about why do we as individuals not live that way? We should always being looking ahead and realize that there is more for us if we choose to go for it and think BIG. As 2009 is already upon us I challenge you to think BIG and pray BIG because we serve a BIG God!