The last few years, summer has not been that relaxing. It all starts with a trip to Los Angeles for E3. This is mostly a fun trip, where I play video games and write up some blog posts for NintendoFuse.com. Then, a few weeks later is Camp Create, our church's summer arts camp. About a … Continue reading Here Begins a Busy Summer
Dear Dad, I probably haven't said this enough through the years, but I love you, and I thank you so much for sticking it out!! I know it wasn't always the easiest thing to be our dad, but you did it anyway. You worked the long hours to provide for us. You made it to … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
Even though it seems like a big blur, I finally have my Master of Arts degree from Lincoln Christian University.
A couple weeks ago, we had a pretty big winter storm/blizzard they named "Nemo." Apparently, we are supposed to get even more snow this weekend. We'll see if it actually happens. In the meantime, here is a short video I put together of our fun time in the snow after Nemo.
Today, I realized that I have been writing about the "Orange philosophy" for about two years, but I don't remember if I have ever taken the time to explain it. So, here is a fairly brief explanation and a video. Orange is a philosophy of ministry based on bringing the church and the family together, … Continue reading What is Orange?
In this second installment of the "Things You Don't Learn in Bible College," I'd like to turn my attention to something much more practical. When I was applying for college, jobs, and scholarships, I had to ask others for recommendation letters. Basically, this is a letter, usually written by a mentor or boss, that does … Continue reading Things You Don’t Learn in Bible College: Recommendation Letters
It has been a LONG time since I've done a ministry update post. For my original financial and prayer supporters, I apologize for that. I felt as though I needed to share some recent revelations with you all. Tonight, we had almost 70 students at our youth group event. While some may look at that … Continue reading Ministry Update – January 27, 2013
Today, I am starting a new series of posts on here entitled, "Things You Don't Learn in Bible College," where I will discuss the vast number of things I did not learn in my Bible College career. Some of these things are ministry-related, and others are not. Most of them, however, will be things I have … Continue reading Things You Don’t Learn in Bible College: Carrying Drywall
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get … Continue reading A Stats Review of My Blog in 2012
Every year at Christmas, it seems that people struggle with emotional issues. My wife tells me that immediately following Christmas is even the highest rated time for suicides. Why is it that when things should be going well, as we gather with friends and family to celebrate, we often get hit with bad news? Sure, … Continue reading People Come and People Go