A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I was a musician. In fact, when I became a Christian I thought I would someday be a worship leader (who knew preaching would be my thing 🙂 Anyway, a website recently put out a list of the 10 best Christian metal bands and my former band Strongarm was #5. I'm honored my that. Being in Strongarm was a great time in my life. Had it not been for God's call on my life to prepare myself for Pastoral ministry, I would have continued playing music. The link to … Read More
– Today I turned 36. I've been pretty low key about it. I'm not really sure how I feel about being in my late 30's. – My daughter saw cards this morning and decided it was her birthday 🙂 – My staff were all in my office waiting for me when I got to the office to surprise me. I don't know how I'm going to get balloons that big home :) – I should have taken the day off, but instead I'm locked away in my office up to my eyeballs in stuff to do – Can't wait for … Read More
– I still can’t get over Thursday night’s Red Sox game! The Sox are still alive. I wish I could be there on Saturday night. If the Sox win on Saturday, I may try to talk Carey into driving to St. Pete for game 7. – Someone gave me 2 tickets to John McCain’s rally at FIU in Miami today. Couldn’t go. Too much to do. – Reading “Speak like Churchill, Stand like Lincoln”. It’s a good read. – My church planters tele-coaching network is starting to fill up! I’m totally blown away by the response. If you’re interested in … Read More
One of the things I’ve learned is that most people find what they’re looking for. – Leaders see leadership opportunities in what they see, hear and watch. – The heresy hunters find heresy in just about everything they see, hear and watch. – Christians see God at work in what they see, hear and watch. – Atheists see randomness in what they see, hear and watch. – Learners find something redeemable in most things they see, hear and watch. – Musicians see a song in the making in what they see, hear and watch. – Preachers see a message in … Read More
I’ve had a great time during my brief Atlanta trip. I’ve been able to hang with my good friend Jason which has been a lot of fun. Jason was the best man at my wedding and I was his best man, so it’s been great to hang out. I got here Monday evening and recorded a podcast for Catalyst with Nelson Searcy on the subject of church planting. I’ll let you know when it airs. Tuesday Nelson and I taught a Launch Conference for church planters. It was great connecting with a bunch of guys who are going to be … Read More
September 22nd marked the beginning of the final 100 days of 2008. Carey and I have been talking about our goals for 2008 and what we can do in these last 100 days to reach them. Here’s some questions to ask: – What are the 3 most important things I’ve wanted to accomplish in 2008? – How close am I to accomplishing those goals? – What could I do right now to accomplish those goals? – How many of my goals could I realistically reach by the end of 2008? – Who could I ask to help me reach a … Read More
There’s a question I asked in the message yesterday that seemed to get a lot of traction in the hearts of people. I was speaking in reference to change, and I asked, “How would the person you want to become handle this?” This is a question I ask myself regularly. “How would the leader, Pastor, father, husband, friend I want to become handle this situation?” I believe if we starting acting the way we answer that question, we’d eventually become that person.
Happy February 29th! I always wished I was born on February 29th! I’d only have 1 birthday ever 4 years (which would make me 8 1/2 by the way), but it would be an awesome party! Anyway, you get 1 extra day this year. So what are you going to do with it?
– Jesus – My Wife – Mia – My family – My friends – Calvary Fellowship – The Red Sox – My health – America – The New England Patriots – Apple Computers – The Celtics – Hiro Nakamora – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – Coca-Cola Products – All of you Happy Thanksgiving!
My staff took me out to lunch for my birthday (it’s on Sunday) to my favorite restaurant, P.F. Chang’s. (Monogolian Beef baby!) As we were waiting to get our table, Mark recognizes a guy walking out of the restaurant. Who? O.J. Simpson. I thought he’d be taller 🙂