about me

Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA

Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995

Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)


quote of the week

"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

Dr. John R. Bisagno:

blogs i read

marty duren
joe kennedy
art rogers
stuart delony
wade burleson
kiki cherry
david phillips
dorcas hawker
arkansas rasorbaptist
cb scott
ben cole
tim sweatman
jason sampler
mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
wes kenny
alan cross
john stickley
bowden mcelroy
c w
jamie wootten
nate goodwin
paul littleton
jeff richard young
J. A. Gillmartin
villa rica
phillips lynn
micah fries
preachin jesus
morris chapman
tim sweetman
kevin lancaster
jeremy roberts
al mohler
ronnie floyd
david rogers
sbc bloggers
greg pouncey
jason burns
howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
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favorite links

my parents ministry
starbucks gossip
the ooze
willowcreek association
purpose driven
northpoint community church
springs church
albert pujols
shaun alexander
john maxwell
element 2
dale jarrett
bama magazine
bible gateway
biblical studies foundation

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listening [to]

building 429: rise

chris tomlin: live from austin music hall

various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia

fusebox: once again

passion: How Great Is Our God

storyside:b : everything and more

delirious?: the mission bell

hillsong united: look to you


Sunday, October 16, 2005

Power of prayer

Today I attended the birthday party of a special girl. Collette Pate is a little girl who has experienced a lot of pain over the last 6 months. She was diagnosed with cancer and has been going thru chemo for the last few months. Her parents asked me to lay hands on her and annoint her with oil a few months ago at our church. I was happy to do so. Well, the latest news is that the cancer has shrunk from the size of a grapefruit to a walnut! God does still answer prayers. Sometimes He doesn't do it the way we want it to happen but He does answer. Last November I prayed over and annointed a woman in our church that was unable to have a child. She just wanted God to give her and her husband a child anyway He chose. Last month they brought home their adopted and very loved baby and had him at church last week! God has answered prayers of so many throughout the centuries. I wonder why He doesn't answer everyones? Although, maybe He does its just not the way we want it answered. I believe God still answers prayers. The problem is most people really don't pray. The only time they pray is when they get in trouble. Prayer is just communicating with God. The only way we get to know anyone is spending time with a person. Bill Hybels book Too Busy Not To Pray made such a huge impact on my life 11 years ago that I re-read it a few months ago. His premise is that people say they have no time to pray, but Hybels argues that we are too busy not to pray. I have been writing out my prayers ever since I read this book and it has changed my prayer life. I have seen answers. I can also go back and see how God has worked in my life. It also slows down an ADD person like me! Prayer is un-natural. But there is nothing natural about God. The only way to truly see God's power at work is to plug into Prayer!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 10/16/2005 11:05:00 PM


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The Cure for the Common Life
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Recent Reads

The Creative Leader: Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential
by Ed Young Jr.

Your Spritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow
by C. Peter Wagner

Why Men Hate Going to Church
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Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders
by Aubrey Malphurs

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The Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future
by Andy Stanley

Choosing to Cheat : Who Wins When Family and Work Collide?
by Andy Stanley

The Best Question Ever
by Andy Stanley

Radical Reformission, The: Reaching Out without Selling Out
by Mark Driscoll

A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
by Brian McLaren

The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren

Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to Be With God
by Bill Hybels

A Passionate Church
by Mike Breen and Walt Kallenstad

A Passionate Life
by Mike Breen and Walt Kallenstad

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
by Donald Miller

Searching for God Knows What
by Donald Miller

Spiritual Leadership: Moving People to God's Agenda
by Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby

previous posts

Communication: What's in your filter?
Meeting Needs?
Connecting with people
getting what you don't deserve!
Marketing and Church
Made it home alive!
It's hard to leave Catalyst
Blown Away
catalyst update

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