Saturday, November 28, 2009

Kid's Hope

I mentor a 3rd grade boy. I'm amazed at how much a difference is made from such little, but faithful and intentional time.

Check out the video. My friend Scott is trying to get a million people to watch it - so please pass it on!


Friday, November 27, 2009

Reading and Writing.

I just got done reading Andy Merritt's book "Eden." It was a good book. Face paced, interesting story, good tension, and interesting concept. I recommend it.

Andy is a church planter from Jackson, MI. He and I get times to connect and I think it is cool that he wrote a book and had it published. That takes guts. That takes discipline and a willingness to put yourself out there.

One of the goals I have this year is to create something I can be proud of. I'm working on a couple ideas and thoughts, but we'll see where it lands. Andy inspires me to turn the ideas into actual action.

Anyways - I hope you take another step closer to taking action on your dream.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What to do with you old friend?

Well - back in the day... like 2003 this place was humming.

Ideas, quotes, stories, and all kinds of life stuff.

But now I even forget I have this blog.

So - I think something has got to change.

Twitter and Facebook have taken over what this used to provide, but maybe there's still some room for something. I'm just not ready at the moment. So - I'll chill for a bit and gather some thoughts and let you know (for those who still lurk) what is up.

I may wash this clean and jump into a new pond where the water is a bit more fresh and the fish more interesting. Although it is always good to look back and watch the journey unfold - after all this was a huge time in my family's life...


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Some good thoughts.

I've enjoyed Will Mancini's book: Church Unique. Here are a few great quotes for today:

"Growth idolatry is the unconscious belief, on the soul level, that things are not OK with me if my church is not growing."

"An idol is anything we add to Jesus in order to make life work."

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Misgana dancing.

Here is a little video of Misgana dancing and meeting the house. :)

Monday, June 08, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy mom's day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.
I am married to an amazing mom and I was raised by a remarkable mom!

We are so looking forward to getting to Ethiopia to pick up the little miss we are adopting. I'm taking time to learn some Amharic (her second language) to help in the adjustment for her and us.

Sometimes the whole adoption thing doesn't feel real and I wonder if it will happen, but I just look at her cute little face and know that time is on the march and it'll happen.

Have a great one,

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Join us this Sunday online.

This Sunday we will be live streaming our Easter gatherings this Sunday at LIVE IAMMARKED at both 9:15 and 11:00 am (Eastern Standard Time).


Saturday, April 04, 2009

Great news

We got our referral for our adoption. Learn more: Heart of Adoption


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

New post

I'm doing more posts over at our adoption blog.

Thanks for checking in.

Friday, January 16, 2009

The reality of global warming.


This is in fahrenheit for my metric friends on the other side of the ocean.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009


We are putting together a benefit date night to support our adoption and to begin a fund to help others in the process of adoption.

Friday, February 6th from 7-8:30 pm.
Located at Spring Lake Wesleyan Church
Featuring great desserts, live music, Dan Seaborn, and lots of fun!

The event is free, but people will be able to contribute if they desire.

For more information you can visit our adoption blog: heart of adoption