Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I just don't know...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Back in Action

Hey there. I'm back from World Changers. Our internet has been down so I don't have the pics up just yet. I'm looking forward to sharing them with the internet world. I'm still pretty tired. We have a week until vacation. Hopefully I will be able to get everything done that needs to get done before we leave. It will be good to get some time away to reconnect with old friends.
I am in the process of planning out what the next year or so looks like for our student ministry here at Cornerstone. It involves small groups in some fashion and I'm trying to figure out all of the ins and outs of that.
I met some really cool people at WC and am looking forward to communicating with them regarding student ministry. It was definently a recharging and revisioning time for me. I was able to be recharged and refreshed by some of the things I experienced. As usual it was the people that I encountered that made the week special. I got to have some good conversations and that makes me really happy. The worship services were great as well. Please pray for my students that they would live boldly for Christ in light of what He has done for them.
My book reading has fallen a bit behind and I'll be trying to catch up some on vacation. I haven't cracked some of my new stuff yet and am looking forward to getting into them.
Well, it's about time to head back home. I've been holed up in the church building trying to get a few things done.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


I should be sleeping. It's 3am. We leave for World Changers tomorrow. I'm not sure why I'm not sleeping. I started packing and watching movies and just ended up staying awake. I want to make sure I have everything ready for the trip. We're leaving at 1pm so I have a few hours to get things finished around the house and make sure I have everything.

I hope and pray that this coming week is life changing for our students. I'm also hoping that they will show up big time for each other. I want them to grow together as a group and experience the unity that Jesus calls us to.

Seriously, has been a big blessing for me.

I'm excited about the new ESV Study Bible coming out. I really would like to have one. I think it would help my personal study as well as my preaching and teaching.

This could be my last blog for about a week. You can keep track of the World Changers project on

Friday, July 18, 2008

Link to Cstone pics...

I posted some pictures of our trip to Cornerstone Festival over at my youth group blog site...

check em out...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I'm back...and really random

So, we got back from Cornerstone Festival and somewhere along the way I caught a bad bug. I've been to the doctor but things aren't getting much better...possibly worst. I will probably have to go back tomorrow. I'm sitting here listening to the Hillsong service on t.v. I love Austrailian accents.

A few things going on with me:

I'm at the point in life where I just really want to reflect Christ's love to the world. I want to love my family with Godly love and show the world that love. I want to make real strides in my spiritual life and not plod along like so many seem to do. I want to continually be TRANSFORMED into what He wants me to be. I have a real desire for students to worship and for them to see the need and have a desire to serve.

I want to write some songs and then record them.

I have about 30 new cds from Cornerstone but at the moment I only want to listen to something worshipful that points me toward God.

I wish I could loose some more weight... it seems to have slowed down.

I am really digging these things right now:

Matt Chandler and Perry Noble on podcasts... Great preachers... check for his blog. Chandler is a Driscoll buddy... I love those Acts 29/Missional guys.

Flatfoot 56-they preach unity in the body at their shows and are really great to watch... there is an amazing youtube video from Cornerstone 2008 of them at mainstage... you should look it up.

Taking notes in church...opens up new avenues of listening and understanding for me

Being able to hang with people this summer

Things I need prayer for:

My sickness...don't know what's wrong
Our upcoming mission trip and the Bible Study preparation meeting tomorrow night
That I would take lots of real time for my personal spiritual life amidst all of the ministry going on.
That God would continue to show up big in my life.
That my kids would do well with me being gone for another week.
We are needing to buy a bigger vehicle (minivan) due to baby number 3 coming... we have an offer on our car and need wisdom with what to do.
We are hoping to take a vacation back home to Iowa in August... pray we can do it financially...would love to have a van by this time
that I would be sensitive to the Spirit's leading in all things

If you would, please pray for me. Also, pray for my friend Glen and his family. Thanks.