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Monthly Archives: February 2011

This is our Story

I probably should have mentioned this earlier (maybe I did?!?). Better late than never….

On March 12th (16 days!!!!), we’re leading another team down to the Emmanuel Children’s Home in Juarez, Mexico. For you new followers, the Emmanuel Children’s Home is an amazing home and refuge for over 100+ kids. Although the city is corrupt (thus the nickname of “World’s Most Dangerous City”), the home is literally a light on a hill. A place of laughter and joy and smiles and innocence. I place I can call home. (Learn more at their website: www.emmanuelgo.org)

As the Spirit leads, please keep your trip in your prayers. Pra

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Wake up call.

So, ask basically anyone who knows me well and they would agree that I am definitely NOT a morning person. It takes at least three loud, buzzing alarms to even get my attention in the morning…and even then it isn’t easy. And if you were to ask me to be grateful for being awake in the morning…I would have thought you were crazy.

But one morning after church, God used one of our 10 year old Ace Hoops boys, Deontre, to teach me something that I so desperately needed to learn. While sitting down together for a Wendy’s lunch, Deontre prayed this beautiful prayer…

“God thank you for waking me up this morning. Th

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We need a van!?

My wife, Emily, was recently struck with some sort of flu-like virus. It wiped her out. Chills and body aches and headaches and a fever. It was pretty bad…

I then had a brilliant (or so I thought) idea: I should make some chicken wild rice soup. Good for the body, better for the soul…

Usually in the Anderson household, when we attempt to make things like soups or chili, we make big batches. We’ll stick some in the fridge and more in the freezer to pull out on a rainy (or snowy) or flu-like day. On to Cub Foods I went with a recipe in my hand, stocking up on 16-servings worth of chicken wild rice so

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Disciples & Disciplers

My theory holds true. Previous post, Joe Mauer & More, quickly became the most viewed blog within a 48-hour timeframe. Looks like Joe will be finding his way into more and more titles!

Anyway…..I mentioned a few weeks back that I was ecstatic of the opportunity I had to hear author Francis Chan speak to a small group of leaders about inner city ministry. He did not disappoint!

He touched on a few things that I think all people need to hear, myself included. And while these may not be new, revolutionary, ideas within the Christian Church, I think they have nonetheless lost their grip with us Westerners.

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Disciples & Disciplers

My theory holds true. Previous post, Joe Mauer & More, quickly became the most viewed blog within a 48-hour timeframe. Looks like Joe will be finding his way into more and more titles!

Anyway…..I mentioned a few weeks back that I was ecstatic of the opportunity I had to hear author Francis Chan speak to a small group of leaders about inner city ministry. He did not disappoint!

He touched on a few things that I think all people need to hear, myself included. And while these may not be new, revolutionary, ideas within the Christian Church, I think they have nonetheless lost their grip with us Westerners.

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Joe Mauer & More

I have a theory, and we’ll see if it holds true. I bet that this blog entry will have the most reads over previous Ace Hoops posts simply because Joe Mauer’s name highlights the subject line…

I’ll let you know….

That said, Joe Mauer’s name is in the subject line because, like Joe, Ace Hoops has been given the opportunity to serve and entertain the fans of the Minnesota Twins in the new Target Field in the upcoming 2011 season.

Returning for our 2nd season (does this make us seasoned veterans?), we’ve been asked to help run concession stands for a handful of games this season. AND WE’RE THRILLED!

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Joe Mauer & More

I have a theory, and we’ll see if it holds true. I bet that this blog entry will have the most reads over previous Ace Hoops posts simply because Joe Mauer’s name highlights the subject line…

I’ll let you know….

That said, Joe Mauer’s name is in the subject line because, like Joe, Ace Hoops has been given the opportunity to serve and entertain the fans of the Minnesota Twins in the new Target Field in the upcoming 2011 season.

Returning for our 2nd season (does this make us seasoned veterans?), we’ve been asked to help run concession stands for a handful of games this season. AND WE’RE THRILLED!

Continue reading …