My Thoughts – 7.10.08

Random thoughts on a summer day in Indiana.

I still think that my wife Kim is the most amazing woman. (1) She tolerates the silly stuff that I do; (2) She still makes my heart skip a beat when she walks into a room; (3) When she sings I still get chills; and, (4) She loves to experience life and I love that about her.

I think it is very humid.

I think that adults should get summer vacation. Wouldn’t that be awesome? Three months off….I want to find every student I can and tell them to take advantage while they can!

I think that the Indiana Pacers are on the right track with the moves they have made. I also think they need to make a few more deals. It’s time that these grown men who are being paid unbelievable sums of money had to stand up and account for their behavior.

I think that toasted ravioli could quite possibly be the perfect food.

I think that people attempt to do way too many things while driving. As I drive to work it appears that for many folks, driving their car is maybe #3 or 4 on the priority list.

I think that this time of transition at church is effecting my ability to sleep at night. I’m working to trust but it is simply a very unsettling time.

 I think that directing our church choir is a total blast!

 I think that we are blessed to get to sing some amazing worship songs these days. There are some really gifted writers out there that are working on their craft in amazing ways. People like Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown, Lincoln Brewster, Travis Cottrell and many others. It’s an exciting time to be in worship ministry.

I think grilling steaks is an awesome experience. The other night I grilled filets and topped them with crumbled bacon and blue cheese. It rocked.

I think that Indianapolis is a very cool place to live. I especially enjoy living in Hamilton County and more specifically, Fishers. Great shopping, parks and restaurants. It feels like home to me.

I think that the Lord has GREAT plans for our friends Troy and Shari Hochstetler (pictured here with their daughter Kyla). They have tremendous gifts in ministry and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with them. Working with Troy has been a real highlight for me. He brings tremendous insight and creativity to preaching, teaching and ministry. God has great things in store for this special couple and I look forward to seeing countless lives impacted by their ministry. As they leave to lead another body of believers our prayers go with them.

I think that it’s time to end!

4 Responses to “My Thoughts – 7.10.08”
  1. 'Little' MT says:

    I always knew you were a deep thinker 🙂


  2. Denise says:

    Great thoughts!

    Goat cheese is great on grilled steak or chicken – it has a phenomenal flavor! Throw a little bruscetta concoction on it (tomato, fresh basil, and garlic) for good measure!

    Waiting and trusting are two of the hardest things we have to do in life. I’ve been in situations many times over the years where I have had to let go and just trust Him. It always turns out good, even when I don’t see it at first. During this time, just soak up the Word – that does wonders for diminishing the times of uncertainty that seem so unsettling to us.


  3. Troy Hochstetler says:

    BT – thanks for the kind words. It’s been awesome working with you and I hope we can do it again someday.

    Really looking forward to Sunday AM!

  4. Gary Heller says:


    Times of transition unsettling: I agree. Once upon a time I had 24 hrs to stay here in Indy, accept a role where the future looked cloudy. Or move to Denver, accept a role in the unknown. Talk about some intense prayer and thinking while sleeping if that’s possible. I’m not sure whether time is friend or enemy, faith and talking to God may determine that. Anyway, it seemed pretty bizarre when we accepted Denver, now we laugh and tell people it was our “exile”.
    God is so good!

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