End of a Chapter

After twelve years of working at Christ Community Church, my time as an employee will come to an end. I leave with incredible gratitude and love for the people that make up CCC. It’s been an honor and joy to serve as a pastor here. Continue reading...

One Day

One of the few books I read from high school that still appeals to me is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. As I began writing this post, One Day... came to mind and I decided to write about the entirety of the day. It's a slow build till the impetus … Continue reading One Day

Kids, Salvation, & Celebrate Crossing The Line

My two oldest boys responded to an invitation to "cross the line" from death to life at the Easter services. A number of people saw them since it was the first Easter service, and they were first up on stage. During the night, I couldn't sleep. I was thinking about what the boys had just … Continue reading Kids, Salvation, & Celebrate Crossing The Line

Minimalist Christmas Tree 3.0 {Photos}

For the third year in a row, we went the minimalist route with our Christmas tree. Perhaps it's the conservation Christmas tree, naturalist Christmas tree, or some other appropriate adjective. Whatever you want to call it, we enjoy it. We enjoy the whole process, as opposed to what it had been like. This year, it … Continue reading Minimalist Christmas Tree 3.0 {Photos}

The RID Project: Christmas Tree (Update #6) {Repost}

This was originally posted, on my previous blog, in November of 2011. For an explanation of The RID Project, click here. To read previous updates, click here. I hated our Christmas tree. We were given a fake Christmas tree when we moved into our home, and we were excited to get it. However, the thing … Continue reading The RID Project: Christmas Tree (Update #6) {Repost}

One Car Family

"I don't know how you guys do it." The "it" would be owning one car. (A minivan to be precise.) We are a six-person family, going lots of different places, and we have one vehicle to get us from place to place. I love it. For Jana and I, for the entirety of our history … Continue reading One Car Family

Kids Matter To God {Video}

At Christ Community Church, we are in the midst of Double Your Impact. A five year plan to double our impact. One of the projects with this was an upgrade to our kids' wing at the Old Mill Campus. Jana and the boys were interviewed about the upgrade in this recent DYI video. https://vimeo.com/75246547