This week I've been thinking a lot about all that God has done in the last 12 months. It's been quite a journey to get to this point! After many years of wrestling with God’s call to plant a church, Kristin and I decided to face our fears and trust God and take the scary … Continue reading What A Year!
Planting a Church!
As I held that simple sheet of paper in my hands, I knew that this was it. Everything was about to change! And that was both scary and exhilarating! On the last day of 2014, I was given my official Call Letter to be a lead pastor/church planter with Converge North Central (Baptist General Conference). We … Continue reading Planting a Church!
Joseph, Dreams, and Getting Out of a Pit
I've been thinking a lot about Joseph this past year or so. Not Joseph, the adopted dad of Jesus. No, I'm talking about Joseph- the arrogant, young leader who had a vision from God. You probably know the story: Joseph shared his God-given vision with those closest to him and what happened? He ended up … Continue reading Joseph, Dreams, and Getting Out of a Pit
Pray for Iraqi Christians
Things are pretty dark over in Iraq. Christians are being killed are persecuted for their faith. I feel so helpless but I think its good to remember that the best thing we can do is to remember them in our prayers. You can see more HERE
Dealing With Loss
Last week, my wife and I experienced the pain and loss of our fourth miscarriage. To be honest, I'm still coming to grips with it. I was just starting to get excited about the idea of child #3 and then...and then my wife tells me she is spotting...and since we've been down this road before, … Continue reading Dealing With Loss
5 Reasons I love My Church
Yesterday I was thinking about some of the reasons why I love my church (Blackhawk Church). Here's what I came up with: We kicked off a new book study yesterday on Proverbs. One of our worship pastors, Paul, taught the congregation a worship song he had written based on Proverbs. I love Blackhawk's appreciation of … Continue reading 5 Reasons I love My Church
Current Top 10 Favorite U2 Songs
Because U2 is without a doubt the GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME, my list of favorite songs continually changes because they just have so many great songs! So- here's my (current) list of top 10 favorite U2 songs. Some you would expect and some might surprise you. (Since I can't really place these in order … Continue reading Current Top 10 Favorite U2 Songs
Things don’t always go the way that we think they will! Isn’t life like that though? We make plans and then life throws us a curve ball. We don’t get into the college of our dreams. That guy or girl you thought was “the one” laughs at you when you ask them out. Out of nowhere, … Continue reading God’s Guidance
Trust in the LORD
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV) Its a Bible verse I've had memorized for almost 3 decades. However, actually living out the truth of it is a whole other matter! Its an easy verse … Continue reading Trust in the LORD
Great Song and Video
Totally digging this song and video: