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Monday, August 07, 2006

We're Back!!

Well, well, well. We didn't disappear entirely. It was just a summer break. But we're back and looking forward to regular Blog updates as we head into the fall semester and toward Passion 07.

Hopefully, your summer has been swell and you have lots of great memories. Most of July has been a blur for me, and there's no slowing down now as I have a little more summer to go. This week I'll be heading out to the OC for the LA half of DC/LA, sharing with thousands of teens in this significant event. While there I'll also connect with the JAMA crowd, an additional 6,000 Korean Americans linked together with DC/LA but holding separate gatherings during the event. California means a break from the smoldering heat and humidity of ATL, great times and In-N-Out. Happiness.

Plus, I still have a summer-closing 7|22 on the 15th and then I'm off to the UK to speak in a small village in the west of England where we first made our UK connections while doing college ministry at Baylor in the late 80's. Yep, that long ago! So there's still a bit of the summer journey to go, opportunities I'm humbled to be a part of and looking forward to.

As for Passion, things are cranking! Two weeks ago our whole Team (staff) was in Florida for a few days of planning/vision casting/and sun. We've come back refreshed and ready for the charge to January 1. You'll be excited to know some really cool things are on the table as we look down the road. I wish I could share them all right now, but everything has a right time and we will unpack the direction we feel God is leading us in as the days and weeks unfold. It's going to be an exciting ride.

For now, we're REALLY happy to have the Passion 06 DVD (Everything Glorious) on its way. If there are no more "issues," it should hit most stores next Tuesday. We think it's going to be a huge encouragement as we relive all that happened in Nashville and prepare our hearts for Atlanta.

Starting this week we will be pre-viewing short clips from the DVD here on the Blog. Clips you can't see anywhere else but here. So if you don't have a high speed connection, now's the time. Call the cable company and get them out there today!

It's great being back with you!
Louie

12 Comments:

  • Hey Mr.Giglio
    Nice hearing from you!!It's been a while haha!Sounds like lots of good stuff is going on!I am so excited to get the Passion DVD in my mail box and into my DVD player!!I like pre ordered it as soon as it was available to pre order haha!Can't wait to see your talks on the dvd!Well hope all is going well!!5 MONTHS TILL PASSION 07!!
    GOD BLESS
    Miranda

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 8/09/2006 5:35 PM  

  • We can finally comment again, I love you Louie- Thank you.

    Thank you for updating! It is great to hear how you are doing! I'm so excited to get the dvd.

    Louie can I say on the blog, how sorry I am for something I said here awhile back? Or is there an email address i can email you at?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/09/2006 7:53 PM  

  • I am very thankful to the Lord for your ministry. It has had significant impact on my life. Praying for you!

    By Blogger Kellye, at 8/09/2006 9:05 PM  

  • exciting to hear youll be out here in california soon!
    You just missed the random heat wave that caused the humidity to stretch all the way to the west coast, so hopefully it will be a nice break!
    We are spreading the vision like crazy and hopefully will have more of so cals college campuses represented at passion 07!
    God Bless!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/09/2006 9:33 PM  

  • welcome back!
    thanks for doing the Tattoo series at 722 this summer. good to see you back on that stool. =D

    By Blogger steph hsieh, at 8/09/2006 10:01 PM  

  • i almost started a "where is Louie" website!!!! Glad you are back.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/10/2006 12:10 AM  

  • Hey Louie,
    so glad to see that you are back! I really enjoyed seeing you, CTB, and DCB at Estes Park last week; thanks to each of you - it was a great night of worship! Also loved hearing all three of you reminisce a bit. You know when you had us sing "Pass It On"? (it only takes a spark...) well after that whole evening of great woship songs from Chris and David what song do you think I woke up with playing in my head the next morning?... O Praise Him or Your Grace is Enough? Indescribable or You are My Joy? nope... I woke up with Pass It On in my head the next day :) My friend who went to the concert said the same thing -lol! Dont know about her but it's been in my head all week; I've been listening to Brenton Brown and the Afters and CT but Pass It On keeps coming back to me...it seems to have caused some kind of rift in my music memory psyche- you know, in a good kind of way :)

    Your message was good too :) I'm thinking the scripture you referred to was Hebrews 13:15-16 "Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess His name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."
    I liked the way you brought out that part of our worship is placing our whole lives in the palm of God’s hand and saying ‘God, here is everything I am, all the rest is up to You – where I live, what I do, who I'm with, it’s all up to You'..... and how different aspects of our lives should be in harmony with the words of our worship. Thanks so much. Prayers for the rest of your summer endeavors. Hope that you and yours are well ~
    Blessings,
    Kimmer :)

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 8/10/2006 12:50 AM  

  • Hi Louie, so glad that you are back again. Good that you enjoyed Sydney and Hillsong but we were sad that you didn't make it to Melbourne, "The World's Most Liveable City.


    Our Pastor made it to Hillsong and he had the pleasure of meeting you.
    He and his family have watched many of your DVDs and I am so pleased that he got to hear you in person.

    He came back to Melbourne with no voice with all the wonderful singing worship !!!!

    By Blogger gail, at 8/10/2006 3:01 AM  

  • Great to hear you are coming to the UK to Gorsley. Will you be making an appearance at Passion for Your Name (Soul Survivor) conference) too. Only just down the road :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/10/2006 3:48 AM  

  • Louie,
    welcome back!!and for the refreshing update!!

    dvd yes!! 5 days?? yes!!

    By Blogger eliz, at 8/10/2006 9:44 PM  

  • Louie,
    I appreciate your desire for Passion. I appreciate your desire to instill passion within others but do you not feel like you lead many down a completely unrealistic path? Is it not an exceptionally rare few who have the opportunity to follow their passions? To what degree does following one's passions forsake responsibility? I am married & hate my job. I have passions but none that would enable me to provide for my wife. I am not alone, there are many in my position whose circumstances are much more difficult ~ what opportunity do they have to follow their passions? With all due respect, hearing your message of hope in following one's passions simply breeds discontentment in many. Thoughts?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/16/2006 11:01 PM  

  • Dear Mr.Giglio,
    my name is Clint, I live in a small town in SC. Up unitl February of this year, I had never heard of you. I first came to know of you from my youth pastor, who thinks very highly of you. He took me and some other youth to see the Indescribable tour when it came to Columbia, I have to say the words you spoke blew my mind. I was amazed by the way God spoke through you.
    I saw you agian with Chris, down in Daytona Beach for Student Life. Those four days were the most influental in my life. God spoke to my heart in many different ways, and again your messages were outstanding. I remember on Thursday night towards the end of your message you began to talk about myspace. wow. I have a myspace, and what you said was right the only place you find Jeus on that site is mainly the "heroes" and "whod I like to meet" sections.
    My page has never been about me, ever since i made mine, it has only be for Jesus. I never really thought that my junk was as important as His glory. Back in January, I had this idea to create a page seperate from my own, that would be a weekly bible study, and a place where people could go and chat, give prayer requests and praise God. I called this place, HISpace.com, funny huh. so it was weird when at the end when you mentioned that it should be HISpace instead of myspace. I was like, Louie just stole my idea, it was amazing that you said that.
    I never actually opened that page, but after hearing that you and I share some God link, when i got home i made it. you can reach it by typing in www.myspace.com/jesuslives07, soon i will be starting the devotionals and stuff, check it out and leave me a message or something.
    Praise Jesus,
    clint

    By Anonymous clinton, at 8/19/2006 11:03 PM  

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