Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Now that I can update my blog from my phone maybe I will post more... Hmm you never know

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rock Star Youth Pastor

Ignatius from travis hawkins on Vimeo.

This made me laugh. It talks about the "Rock Star Culture" that has worked its way into the church. There are definitely a few very funny one liners!

Thanks to Josh at for the video!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

One Year Ago...

I proposed to my wife one year ago. Wow. It has been the most amazing time of my life.

Thanks for being the best wife that anyone could ever ask for. You are beautiful both inside and out, and encourage me more than anyone else. Thanks for always supporting me, and for being my biggest fan. You are truly my best friend
I love you Amber.

If you want to read all about the proposal and see pictures, check out Amber's Blog

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Exciting Moment in My Day

Amber and I headed to Walmart today, and we went to look for some "Harvest" decorations. We saw some big scare crow looking things hanging where the decorations have been for the last month. So we headed there...

I got so excited as soon as I could see that in fact Walmart has began putting out their Christmas decorations!

I am SOOO excited to figure out what to decorate outside our house with! Oh the joys of Christmas!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Christmas Countdown

In case you need to know...

I put a Christmas Countdown on the right of my page. That way we will always be able to follow the countdown!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's Christmas Time!

Well it is officially Christmas time for me! I LOVE Christmas. So much so, that I begin celebrating it a little earlier than most people! October first begins my Christmas Celebration! And for about 4 or 5 years now, I have kicked off my Christmas Celebration officially by watching Polar Express. It is such a fun movie!

Just figured I would give you all al glimpse into my life!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cool Things Happening

There are a ton of cool things happening in the Student Ministries at Palm Valley Church. Every week we are seeing students grow in their relationship with Christ (or start a new one!).

One thing that I love is that as a church we are committed to reaching students for Christ. Here is one way that we are planning on doing that.

Style My Ride from Palm Valley Students on Vimeo.

Man I am so excited to have this resource to reach students like never before! God is so awesome!

Lyrics That Rocked My Thinking

A little over a week ago, I surprised Amber by taking her to the Barlow Girl concert. If you have never heard of them, these gals truly have a heart for the Lord, and for making sure that young gals know how Christ sees them, and they just give such a positive message. I knew that Amber really enjoyed their music, so I figured it would be a good surprise for her. Little did I know that God had a plan to rock my thinking that night!

Brooke Barrettsmith
has a song called Farewell that has some lyrics that have been rattling around in my head since the concert. They were: “Do you want forgiveness, or just the pain to go away?”

So often I talk with students and they talk to me about changing a behavior or action, yet the same thing happens over, and over, and over. And I think we all struggle with that sometimes.

When we ask God for forgiveness, do we just do that because we are hurting from our sin, and want the pain to go away, or are we genuinely looking for His forgiveness?

I think these lyrics will continue to rock my world for a while!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

"The Rock Obama" ?

I dunno Maybe it's just me, but if I am not paying attention to the TV, and Barack is talking, I get confused thinking it is The Rock. They look alike, and even their names are simmilar... The Rock... Barack... HMM

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

American Idol Promo

Meet twins Jon and John Johnson. These guys will be showing up each week at Palm Valley Student Ministries as we watch their journey through the American Idol audition process. Join these twins in their quest to be the next... American Idol.