Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sad Event

It is always sad to see a young man die. Sad to say that Greg Laurie son, Christopher, died this week in a tragic car wreck. He was the art director for Harvest Church in California. Harvest has had an awesome impact on Southern Cal, as well as the globe for the kingdom.

Pray for the family.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

I know the commercials get on your nerves, but its a great thing to do. Dave Ramsey has helped us pay off all of our credit cards off this year. We are down to just home loan and Suburban payment. We are working to get it sold as well.

Interesting though on my credit report I found some mistakes. An account shown as open from a few years ago. Closing that baby! and a few others that I am working on.

It is amazing how many things are set by your credit report. Now if I could only change my driving record....

nuts and bolts

We start an awesome sermon series tomorrow! Cant wait to get into it. We are getting back to some basics. Down to the nuts and bolts

Invite a friend here. Tomorrow we are looking at priorities vs commitments. So easy to get out of alignment.

You wont want to miss it!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Black History

I know that July inst Black History month, but it has been for me. Lately I have been really stirred at the racial tension sour country has been a part of for so long. It is very unfortunate, especially in the church.

Many Christians have what I call passive prejudice. They aren't in any way supportive of any kind of white supremacist movements, yet they have this underlying issue with other races.

I have been reading a ton online about the history of the Civil Rights movement. I am amazed about how many people took action about such injustice.

I applaud them. And I wonder if there are as many people today with the same kind of character.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

last years Baptism

Just reminiscing about last years service. So awesome. This years should be up and running in two Sundays!

Our amazing tech team

Not sure who did this on our team, but I love it

It is a compilation of the last three years series. I love it!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Frustrated with oil costs

Saw this video today, and it makes a lot of sense to me. I am not an economist...
but I dont like the fact we use so much stinking foreign oil.

Lets do something.

I think T Boone here, might have some insight.

Thanks Rob for sharing this.

Future church planters

I have had opportunity to sit down with several guys this week who are looking to plant churches in the future. What a great time to chat about what God has done, and is wanting to do in the future.

I meet with some college students today for coffee, and really enjoyed being with them. One young man named Brandon is really going to do well as a church planter. Excited to see where God is taking him.

I wasnt able to join with ARC to church plant simply because I didnt know about it until we were already up and running, but I love it. Check it out if your considering launching soon.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Tech issues for sure this weekend. Not only did we have Gomer announcing she was a whore, as the opening video began, and the video cable to the projector died less than an hour before service, Paul emailed us today saying that the podcast didnt record as needed.

Hmm. Seems like a stretching before growth.

Spent most of the morning today working on a follow up system for all of our guests. I want it to be uniform and consistent for each person walking through the doors of JCFC.

515 Alive

Super excited about partnering with 515 Alive this year. We helped out with event two years ago ad it was a blast.

515 is an urban music festival on July 26th downtown Des Moines. They are expecting to break 12,000 people in attendance this year. There are DJs, Break dance competition, urban art and graffiti contests, and even some giant piles of foam! They are working on some kids inflatables to play on as well.

Our premise is simply if you give a cup of water in Jesus name you are doing it as unto Him. We plan to give out thousands of water bottles on Saturday.

If you want to help with the event or donate some cases of water email us at

Its going to be a great day.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

dad, I hafta put the chick'n in my pocket

Colin and I ate at Chi-Fil-A for lunch. As we headed to the bathroom he got a "sample." As we rounded the corner he was still eating the nugget.

I look down and he is shoving it in his pocket. I said Colin, why are you putting it in your pocket?

Exasperated, he said to me, "Dad I hafta put the chik'n in my pocket, so it doesnt get pee on it!"

Sure that makes sense.


Well the kids are loving the VBS this week. They cant wait to get out the door every morning. Just wanted to say a big thank you to Jen Adair for hosting this at her house and leading the charge to invest in the kids of this community.

Also a big thank you to all the other ladies who have helped out in teaching, organization, and crafts. It takes a team. I am proud of the Kids Department at JCFC. You guys are rocking it!

I will try to get some pics up soon.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Internet is still messed up at the office. Qwest is sending us a new DSL router today. Cant wait to get that hooked up. Everything functions off that internet router in the office. Copier, computers, me apparently.

So I am at Amici, on 100th and Douglas. Great coffee shop. One of my favorites since Java Gs went out. By the way, I had a free coffee card there, and almost another full one. Bummer. I wonder if Amici would honor it.... I did just give them a shout out.

Monday, July 07, 2008


Looks like a pretty busy week this week.

Shanna is gone most of the week, and our internet went down at the office. It is crazy how much we depend on technology to function.

This weekend was interesting, with lots of Holiday travel.

Kicked off Love Always yesterday. I probably spent too much time telling the back story of Hosea. There is a lot of history to the minor prophets.

We are going to spend some time this weekend looking at redemption. Specifically chapter 3. What are the sacred raisin cakes that Israel loved so much?

Tomorrow night is Membership 1.0 If you havent registered do so today on the calendar on the right.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

My Thoughts

1.  Super excited about this weekend's new series.  Love Always!

You wont want to miss a weekend of out.  We will be looking at the book of Hosea and the tension with his wife.  God used this amazing story of betrayal and heartache to show His Undying love for us.  Cant wait to teach on Gods Love and grace.

2.  We have a huge fall series lined up.  More to come.  It is going to be a pivotal point in the life of our church.

3.  Excited bout the Olympic trials.  (Dara is even more excited than I am, its crazy)

4.  Loved competing in the the HyVee Triathlon.  It was great!   Looking forward to doing another soon.  Go here to see some pics.

5.  Looking forward to some family time over the 4th with the kids!