Took the family up to SLO today for a little family day. Avila Barn is one of my kids very first memories. It has been one of our favorite places for a long time. Most of that is because they sell the best turnovers in the world. In the summer it is Cherry and in … Continue reading Family Day
I feel like we are in a stage of our church life where we are beginning to branch out beyond Sundays. This is a good thing but also requires that certain systems and processes be put in place. I have put a lot of thought and research into this to determine how we are going … Continue reading Defining a Process
Toby turns 3 months old tomorrow and he has come alive! He is all smiles and talking like crazy. Needless to say our house is really loud with the other two children expressing themselves. Told Jen the other day that I am glad we had a third one. With this face who is gonna disagree?
Went to church knowing that many of our leaders and people were gone for the holiday weekend. Got to church and discovered our worship leader Joe was at home with a swollen knee. In my mind I just prepared myself for an off day. I was wrong. The Holy Spirit showed up in a powerful … Continue reading So Much For A Lull
Went down to Calvary Chapel Camarillo this morning for a quarterly pastor's meeting. It is really great to fellowship with other Calvary Chapel's in the area. Bruce Zachary, the Senior Pastor of CCC did an excellent job hosting the event and the food was really good. For time during the meeting they went around and … Continue reading Fellowship of the Brethren
Had this picture forwarded to me by Ryan Hester. We need a store like this because you should only have to go one place for a shotgun wedding.
One of our own went in for surgery this morning. Richard Estes who along with his wife Ramona started attending our church on Easter went in for open heart surgery. What was supposed to be a quadruple bypass ended up being a quintuple bypass. I went and visited him this afternoon and he was doing … Continue reading Surgery Update
The second day of the vacation started by me sleeping in and my wife bringing me Starbucks. What makes this so amazing is that this is the first time Jen has ventured out on the roads of OC by herself. No search party needed. We lounged for a long time until we headed down to … Continue reading Vacation Part 2
We left for Orange County around 4:30pm and immediately ran into southbound traffic. From Santa Barbara to San Fernando Valley we crawled along the 101. When you are going so slow it allows you to see so many more thing while you drive like the lady loosing her cookies on the side of the road. … Continue reading Vacation Part 1
We had our second leadership BBQ on Sunday. We had over 100 people there to hear about what God has done and is continuing to do at The Village Chapel in Vandenberg Village. The food was excellent as usual as the Claborn's served their world famous Tri-tip. I got a chance to share how God … Continue reading Leadership Lunch