Archive for July, 2008

Sick slides

July 29, 2008

Today we took the boys to this park that we frequent. It has the best slides ever, they are very much capable of entertaining adults as well as kiddos. Here is Roman next to one of them.


Why I like Apple

July 27, 2008

On Friday I made a Genius Bar appointment at our local Apple Store for Sunday afternoon. I have been experiencing some touch screen issues with my iPhone (original, not 3G). So today I brought it in to the Genius and without hesitation he said I’ll get you a new one. So, I have a new iPhone. No too shabby eh?

Helping Granny in the yard.

July 26, 2008

Raise ’em up.

July 26, 2008

I love BBQ ans so do my boys. Evidence here of that fact.

Raise ’em up.

July 26, 2008

I love BBQ ans so do my boys. Evidence here of that fact.

Student Leadership

July 24, 2008

I have been the youth pastor at our church for 6 years. I love it. To be honest the past couple of years have been rather trying, as we have gone through a church split and have navigated through personal challenges at home with our adoption. I feel like this is the beginning of a new, fresh season in our church and in particular, our student ministry. With this in mind, earlier this year when I was planning out the summer schedule God put a heavy vision on my heart. That vision: reach every student in Jupiter with the love of Jesus this coming school year. That is some 12,000 students! That vision has not cooled off, but the burn is hotter. As a part of that vision I knew we had to be very deliberate this summer with our programming. Community building (Summer Tour), Getting outside of our comfort zone (Mission Camp) and now Student Leadership Training. Tonight was our first session we will have over the next 5 Wednesdays. We started tonight by defining leadership and helping our students to evaluate their weaknesses and strengths. Our guide is Denise Vanecks “Leadership 101”.
Here is the upcoming schedule:
Tonight – Leadership Defined
July 30 – What Kind of Leader am I ?
August 6 – The Serving Leader
August 13 – The Communicating Leader
August 20 – The Mentoring Leader
August 23 – Campus Training


July 23, 2008

After several months of being out of the blogging game, Jeff is back at it (here). You don’t want to miss his latest post. Very interesting, yet controversial topic. Welcome back Jeff! Enjoy.


July 22, 2008

We have been waiting for our new couch to be delivered for over a month. I’m sick of laying on an air-mattress in the middle of our living room. Its very uncomfortable. One good thing about the air-mattress, it makes a great wrestling mat for me and my boys!

Are you kidding me? From Deland, Fl.

July 18, 2008

Mission Camp stuff

July 16, 2008

You should check out what we have been doing this week with our Student Ministry.I love being a part of what God is doing at my church!