One of the things I love doing is networking with other youth workers. I especially love it when it intersects with my love of the outdoors. Yesterday, my wife and I had the privilege of joining several other youth pastors and volunteers from Colorado in Buena Vista to raft the Browns Canyon section of the … Continue reading Whitewater Rafting in Browns Canyon with Noah’s Ark
Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2018? When I was little, I found it hard to believe we'd ever be out of the 1900s. Now, here we are 18 years into this new millennium. While 2017 was not as difficult as some past years, it was definitely filled with some big things, specifically big … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for 2018
Here is a note I read at RCC's worship gatherings on Sunday, July, 2, 2017: Ten years ago, I first visited Rockingham Christian Church. I was wrapping up my ministry resident program at a church in Illinois, I had a girlfriend back there, and I had a God-sized future ahead of me in New England. … Continue reading Update: We’re Moving to Colorado
Hey, everyone! I've not done a personal update blog post in a long time, so I thought I'd do so today. A lot has happened in my life, and I thought maybe a few of you would like to hear about it. Due to the nature of this post, pardon any lack of structure or … Continue reading Status Update for May 17, 2017
Back in November, we went to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. Here's a video from our point-of-view!
A couple weeks ago, my wife and I took a short trip down to Boston to visit the Franklin Park Zoo. We thought it would be packed with school field trips, but there were not many people there at all. This helped to make it even more relaxing. Unfortunately, though, we did not get to … Continue reading A Day at the Franklin Park Zoo
It is hard to believe that our trip to Haiti is almost here. It seems like it was just the other day when we were praying and deciding if we should do this, and now we are putting the final touches on our trip. This past weekend, we spent some shopping for gifts. We got … Continue reading Haiti, Here We Come!
Each year, my wife and I try to have fun with our pumpkin designs. Last year, I cut a Super Mushroom design in my jack-o'-lantern. This past weekend, we went to a friend's house, who is known for her painted pumpkins. After some serious thought, we went with an 8-bit style Raccoon Mario and Peach. Our friend graciously … Continue reading I Really Like Our 8-Bit Mario and Peach Pumpkins
A lot of people have been asking what our itinerary will be like when we are in Haiti with Compassion International, visiting our sponsored child. Much of our trip will consist of checking our Compassion's ministry firsthand, serving alongside them at their facilities, and seeing our little girl. For a bit more information, here is … Continue reading What We’re Doing in Haiti
Over the past five years, my wife and I have been sponsoring a little girl from Haiti through Compassion International. In fact, I began sponsoring her in 2002, before we were married. At the time, she was four years old. This year, she will turn 15. It has been amazing to see her grow up … Continue reading Please Pray for Our Trip to Haiti