Alive In Myself

“God desires me to be alive in Him. Satan desires me to be alive in myself. Knowing the difference changes EVERYTHING!”  - Me

Missional Distractions: My Appetite

Confession I must confess… I am a starter.  You might ask… “What do you mean?”  I love to start things.  It can be projects around the house.  It might be cool new websites.  I love to innovate, in other words, make things better.  I’ll call this the “starter drive”.  For the sake of this discussion […]

The Gift of a Budget

During the most giving season of the year… it’s time to get serious about how we spend money.  The good ole Green Backs (cash) is an interesting topic.  We never talk about it, and when we do it’s often highly offensive… I grew up in a family system that encouraged us to talk through our […]

Do For One

This post is part 3 of  the “A Thankful Giving” series.  You can check out part 1 & 2 before or after you check this out. A Thankful Giving – The Backstory Changing The Future Wednesday 11/23 By 1:30PM all food had been cooked, and the cars where loaded… and we were off to deliver […]

Clear The Clutter: Emotional Clutter?

Emotions are a lot like clutter… the cluttered objects are useful, but when they get in the way of our life they become hazardous and confusing. A few weeks ago I posted a blog about clutter called Clear The Clutter if you haven’t read it I suggest you check it out before moving forward. Emotional Clutter […]

Missional Distractions: Depression

As we enter the greatest season of the entire year… or at least what should be the greatest season of the year.  Not because of the gifts, the lights, the decorations, or the wrapping, but because of our Savior’s birth.  However, in many cases we don’t feel like this is the greatest season.  In fact, […]

Changing the Future

The future of my family is changing and I can’t believe it’s taken this long for God to get our attention about such a huge need.  Last week I started a series of posts about my family and friends Thanksgiving experience that I called  “A Thankful Giving”.  This series of blog posts are my way of […]

A Thankful Giving – The Backstory

As my family and I bring this Thanksgiving weekend to a close or at least as it slows down. I want to share with myself (as a way to journal) and anyone else who cares… why more than giving thanks I’m thankful for giving… Backstory (Thanksgiving 2010) Over the past year my family and some […]

Clear the Clutter

Clutter is a fascinating thing… To be honest my wife would call me a cluttered person… I leave things everywhere.  Recently I’ve had the house to myself for a few days (April and Paisley are in Florida), and while they are gone I can see a trail of my stuff throughout the house.  Most of […]

Surrendering to the money – Personal Story

For the past few weeks our Church has been doing a series called “Taking Care of Business” and it has ignited a passion that I did not really know existed within me.  What is that passion?  I want to help people get back on track with their finances and truly surrender in that area of […]