My friend Ben posted this on his blog the other day and it really made me think. Summarized from an article written by Jim Griffith and Don Nations: Lack of a clear definition of "success" Prematurely launching public worship Mismatch between the planter and the community Someone didn't accurately assess the planter Lack of ongoing … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons Church Plants Fail
We are back from our family vacation and we had a blast! Started off with a few rough spots but we pushed through and everything turned out great. It was so much fun hanging with the family, kayaking at Catalina Island, hearing Sheryl Crow warm up for a concert in San Diego, and squeezing into … Continue reading Back on Dry Land
I am being googled alot lately. As I look at my stats I see that Google is popping up quite a bit. I have no idea why someone would google me? Maybe they are interested in who I am but last time I googled me I didn't get much. I guess when you google me … Continue reading Being Googled
We are leaving for a much needed vacation tomorrow. Looking forward to hanging with the family, relaxing, and eating some good food. Maybe I'll post some pics while I'm out to sea, maybe not.
We lost a dear woman yesterday who brought joy to many. Nana Anaya went home to be with Jesus. We loved you and will miss you dearly.
I played tennis for the first time in over year today. I hooked up with my buddy Trey who is a really good player. Even though I was rusty it was good to get out and hit the ball. I forgot how much you get your heart rate up playing tennis. I was sweating and … Continue reading Playing Up
I know some of you are probably smarting off right now saying stuff like "it doesn't take much" or "there wasn't much space to begin with." This is probably true but my life has been so crazy lately and I feel like it hasn't even begun yet. Tonight is the first Vandenberg Bible study and … Continue reading My Mind is Full
Today was one of the days we knew would come...our conversation with Calvary Chapel's powers that be. After a tense conversation in the morning expressing opposition to us being a Calvary Chapel in Vandenberg it turned out much better in the afternoon. Although we won't be able to call ourselves Calvary Chapel Vandendberg we will … Continue reading Major Hurdle Overcome
I don't mean to use potty humor but we are in the process of training our three year old how to use the toilet. Just the other night as I was dragging him kicking and screaming to the bathroom I asked myself the question "Who's training who here?" I mean let's be serious. He knows … Continue reading Who’s Training Who?
It has been a month since I have been able to get out on my kayak. The last time we were supposed to go out there was a twelve foot Shark siting so we have been laying kinda low lately. To tell you the truth I had a few instances last night where I woke … Continue reading A Close Encounter