Misfits by Matthew Barnett

I have to say, I am incredibly biased when reviewing this book because I have been to the LA Dream Center, I have seen the impact of changed lives, and so I drink the Matthew Barnett kool-aid. There are plenty of Misfits to be found walking the streets of LA, and also working at the […]

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The John Maxwell Leadership Bible

The Maxwell Leadership Bible is a thick solid read. Coming close on many pages to half notes, half Scripture, you’re definitely going to get your money’s worth. Let me preface the rest of this review by letting you know that I have read a ton of John Maxwell books. A lot of his stuff seems […]

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My First Column

(Note-I edited out the into paragraph that ran in the paper) A Picture of the Church Paul, on his second missionary journey (Acts 16), finds himself in a place (Macedonia) where there isn’t one person who shares his faith.  Eventually, he comes across a group of women, where a wealthy cloth merchant named Lydia “accepted […]

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Family First, without the Pedestal

I took a break today after finishing about 75% of my message for Sunday morning at church.  It was 10:30am, and my girls had swim practice.  Abigail, our youngest for a few more weeks, made sure as I went out the door that she reminded me she wanted to show me her new swimming skills. […]

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Back to Blogging

I got offered to write a weekly column for the newspaper and it reminded me I used to write a blog.  Oops!  Turns out, being a good husband, spending time with my kids, planting a church, being the VP of the elementary school PTC and hosting the community garden for the city is a tad […]

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Swaziland Trip Recap

(Edit: It is now 2015, who knows where my notes are.  This recap was never finished) Well, I have been home for a month, looking for jobs and it’s time to get to writing.  I imagine this is going to be the longest trip recap yet, so if you don’t want to read my 12,000+ […]

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Spain Trip Recap

Like my Fiji Trip Recap, the Spain Trip Recap may be a bit wordy.  It will not approach the 6000+ words that Fiji was, mainly because I was in Spain for a much shorter time, and I didn’t have students with me.  So, without further ado, here is the October 6th-11th Speed the Light Leadership […]

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Life Goal List Check In

Wow!  I have not blogged in quite awhile other than writing book reviews.  I got bored at the office waiting on a few things during an admin day, so I thought it would be fun to update and go through my list.  This list was created around summer time 2013.  It will be copied from […]

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Yawning at Tigers by Drew Dyck

God is incredibly powerful. God also loves us indescribably. Those are the two basic premises of this book, Yawning at Tigers. Society has lost its way when it comes to the creator of all things. The majesty has left, the reverence has left, and the awestruck amazing God isn’t given His due. Society has done […]

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NIV Spiritual Renewal Bible

Amazing study notes! There are a plethora of Bibles out there to choose from, and as a house of pastors, we have a ton. This Bible packages some great devotional elements into the study notes sections. Each book of the bible is given an intro, depicting themes that can be found throughout. The real benefits […]

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