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


Thursday, January 19, 2006

The New Year's blahs...........

Have you ever noticed that people seem to get the blues after Christmas and New Years? I wonder why that it? I know Cassandra has a always had a hard time during the holidays because of her strained family relationships. Her parents divorced when she was 5. Now the 1st part of January is difficult because her dad died 2 years ago. I think Christmas season has gotten out of hand. Our society doesn't celebrate Christ's birthday anymore. It is more about shopping and gift giving. That is why I like Thanksgiving more because it is only about being thankful to God and spending time with friends and family. I think people get so consumed with Christmas and it's over so quickly. Then they go into depression by New Years. I have several friends who are in need of encouragement right now. They have called and e-mailed me because they are discouraged in their ministry. They are great people who God has used in my life and for the Kingdom. I want to be a Barnabas to them and others. For anyone who is in need of encouragement right now, I pray that you will stand strong. When I think of these friends Barnabas comes to mind because they have been such encouragements to me.
Acts 11:21-23 (NIV) The Lord's hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord. News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he arrived and saw the evidence of the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.
To my friends take heart. I have seen your ministry. I have seen God use you in my life and others. God is with you and eventhough things look bleak you have made a difference in my life and I am grateful!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/19/2006 10:34:00 AM


Blogger Paul Toler said...

I couldn't agree more about Christmas. Thanksgiving is the last holiday hope, however beer & football continue to distract some people from thanking God for their many blessings!

Worse yet in 3 weeks we'll see men frantically stretching their mental limits to treat their wives for one day the way they're supposed to treat them all year!

Regarding your friends in ministry, remind them of Galatians 6:9 and to not lose heart. Sometimes we get discouraged when "due season" is not in the time frame we want, however God will not be mocked so keep sowing good seed!

Also have them reread Jesus' response to the multitudes who were weary and scattered as if sheep with no shepard. Matthew 9:35-38. God answers this prayer, DMBC is proof!

1/19/2006 09:10:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Good words Paul


1/20/2006 11:00:00 AM  

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