Thoughts from the “Top of Texas”

December 30th 2009 2 comments so far  

On November 8, 2009, my wife, oldest son, and I climbed to the “Top of Texas”- Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in the state. The hike is a 10 mile round trip with a 3,000 foot vertical change with hard climbing the first mile and the last 100 yards from the peak. Our objective was to touch the stainless steel pylon that marks the highest point: 8,749 feet above sea level.

This was the first time my wife Sally and oldest son Martin made the climb. We did so in honor of her sixt, uh, “significant” birthday. …

Generation "NOT" Me

A Photo September 4th 2009 2 comments so far  

I just started reading a very interesting book called Generation Me by Jean M. Twenge. The subtitle tells it all… “Why todays young American’s are more confident, assertive, entitled – and more miserable than ever.” The generation that is written about ranges in age from 18-35 years old. I’m just on upper edge of that at 36 myself. The reason I picked up the book is because I get the opportunity to lead a new ministry for singles in their 20s. At Stonebriar, we call it mosaic. Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7p.m. was our first meeting.

So what is a …

starting something new

A Photo August 10th 2009 No comments yet  

I used to serve as a college and singles pastor in Michigan from 2002-2005. My wife and I made some great friends up north, but it was a tough season of life for us in many ways. One tough dynamic was the internal and emotional pressure I felt as a leader of that group. During those years I felt intense pressure to perform and create the “best and biggest” college ministry in town (whatever that meant). Please understand that I didn’t say those words out loud nor did my wife nor did my supervising pastor. Nevertheless, the pressure to perform …

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