Friday, October 31, 2008

Who I am

I am:

a husband

a father

a friend

easily distracted

a risk taker


a multi-tasker


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Olympic Swimmer

Why Moses wasnt allowed to compete in the water sports in the Olympics.

Great Post by Scott Hodge

Scott nails it here in the post about simplicity.

check it out.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Been a while

Well it has been a couple weeks since I have posted. God has been really shaping some things in my heart and life lately. He is really pushing me to trust in Him, in my successes and failures.

I spoke this weekend about "The House" and how we need to serve as the church. It is great go to church, its great to know about church, but there is nothing like being the church.

We are working on giving out 50 complete Turkey meals this Thanksgiving to families in need.
I am stoked and so excited to see so may people excite to serve. It is awesome for me to see new believers get so excited to give back in a small way after God does so much for them in their heart.

I love how pumped new Christians are to jump in and run with things. Awesome.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Whirlwind week

Working fast and furious for 3 sessions I'm teaching at the marriage retreat this weekend,
and the new series that kicks off Sunday called House ( you need to be there)
looking at all the budget issues for the next 12 months,
trusting God to bring the funding to finish this month,
excited about giving away as many Thanksgiving meals as we can't afford!
Stoked about some men in our church rising to leadership and taking ownership of real ministry
Feeling God push and challenge me like ever before
Physically tired and not well this week,
Our marriage is close and strong,
Thanking God for an incredible wife
Loving my kids,
Excited about this weather change
Typing at my mac at the table,
the kids are supposed to be sleeping,
but i hear footsteps,
to which I ask, "who is up?"
Colin responds, "Its me."
"Why are you up?"
"Checking to see if i bit off the the end of my finger..."
"Nope, Dad its still there."

Monday, October 13, 2008


Today went well over all. I felt like I overworked the sermon today, couple that with physically not feeling well... and tadah, today.

Anyway, I am still reeling from the Catalyst conference, and feel like my mind is on information overload. I am going to retype my notes tomorrow. I will try to post some thoughts from the leadership conference. It amazes me how "leadership" pushes all of us. It is not just a switch you turn on, but its something that continues to grow, as we learn from others, by mistakes and successes.

Looks like we finished off the series well with 23 people giving their hearts to Christ. To God be the Glory. So awesome.

I am excited to continue to follow up with these people. I know God is wanting to do great things in the city.

My heart is thoroughly stirred to serve our city. The church needs to BE the church, not just exist. My heart breaks for the one distant form a God who love them so much.

Yesterday I took the kids downtown to pass out water and granola bars. We met a homeless man named Oscar who has a broken shoulder. That really moved the kids, to be injured and have to live on the street. Just after that I watched a ladies van being repossessed.

I pray these moments leave an indelible mark on the minds of our kids.

We will be gearing up for a big Thanksgiving Adopt a Family dinner. More details to come on that.

JCFC -Building Relationships, Encountering God, Serving Others.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

My thoughts

1. Service was great this weekend 4 people received Christ. That brings the total response to 23 for the series. So awesome. Thank You Jordan Creek for inviting your friends and family.

2. Catalyst has been awesome. The labs today were tremendous. I am very challenged, and excited at the same time.

3. Miss my family today. I love spending time with each of them. I hate being gone from them them.

4. Dara texted me and said Life Group was good tonight. Bummed that I missed it. Its awesome to see God moving people closer to Him. I feel like God is wanting to do some great things with the people we have in our group right now. Thinking of some strategic things....

5. Met some very interesting guys today. Dino Rizzo from Healing Place church in Baton rouge, spoke today. So great. Super passionate, and so kingdom minded.

6. Really digging the Neo Soul music out right now. anybody like Adele? She is great...

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Scriptures that move me

One of my favorite Scriptures.

2 peter 3:9 (KJV as i learned it as kid)
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2 peter 3:9 NLT
The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.

Gods heart is that all should know Him. What are you doing to make sure all know Him? I know I have been guilty of not doing what i can every time I could have.

One of the old car sales adages, I learned in the biz, years ago hits here pretty big...

"Everyday, Every time, Without Fail, No Exceptions"

I'm thankful that God never fails, anyday, no exceptions.

God make us like you, in all we do.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

VP Debate

I wish Governor Palin and Senator Biden were running were the top of their respective tickets.

Good debate on both sides. Both were very respectable to each other, and I love both of their approach and comments.