Relaxing in Rosarito

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6UUwnK8AMs One of the commitments that I made for 2012 is to rest better. I know, that sounds silly. But with all the stress and craziness of 2011 I forgot to take more than a few sporadic days off. That’s not healthy or sustainable.  With that in mind, and Kristen’s parents in town for the week,…… Continue reading Relaxing in Rosarito

Marriage can’t be the common denominator anymore

Church programming is largely based on segmentation. In other words, most churches build their programming based on some assumptions about: Age Gender Marital status There is a general assumption in church programming that when a person hits their 20s that most will head towards marriage and having kids. And for most of human history it’s…… Continue reading Marriage can’t be the common denominator anymore

14 Years of Mutual Submission in Marriage

On June 21st, 1997 Kristen walked down the aisle escorted by her dad then her uncle Fred led us in an exchange of vows. Here we are, 14 years later, still standing next together on life’s amazing journey. This past 12 months have been especially dear to us as we experienced two of life’s great…… Continue reading 14 Years of Mutual Submission in Marriage

Moments of Awe

Awesome is one of my favorite words. While my day is full of moments of awesome there are only a few moments in life described by the word awe. Here’s a few… Hearing the words, “I’m pregnant” from your wife. (Trust me, as much “awe” is created the first time at 24 as at 34…… Continue reading Moments of Awe

The wedding celebration

Yesterday, I was happy to perform a wedding ceremony for some new friends. It was a perfect day. Everyone smiled from ear to ear.  I said the couple’s last name correctly after practicing it hundreds of times. Independently, all of the “staff” hired for the wedding said the same thing to me, “I love working…… Continue reading The wedding celebration

Longsuffering in the church

A key component to the personal preference sin so prevalent in the United States evangelical church is a lack of respect for the word, longsuffering. Now, there are plenty of proponents of the idea of short-suffering. In other words, if a church or ministry or job or anything in your life doesn’t meet your exacting…… Continue reading Longsuffering in the church