Why I love my Church pt. 2

A few days ago I wrote a blog post called 'Why I love my Church'. I wrote it just after Thrive's monthly service and I couldn't be more proud of our team. I've been thinking more about my love for my church and I wanted to add to the list. So, here goes. Why I…

Why I love my Church

This past Sunday, we took the next step in launching Thrive Church and it was exceptionally great. No seriously, it really was! I know I'm the Pastor and I know I'm one of the church planters and I know I helped craft the vision, but really, it was a great Sunday. Our mission for Thrive…

The Next Thrive gathering is this Sunday!

We are 2 days away from our next Thrive gathering! Why am I so excited? Because it's the next step for Thrive to take before we officially launch. We've been praying for months. We've been dreaming for months. We're taking it slow. And, each time we gather together is a next step for our community…

A HUGE honor…Preaching at Thrive Church TX

Today I have a tremendous privilege. It's something that I've been looking forward to and praying about it for a long time. A LONG time! I have the honor of... Preaching at Thrive Church, TX Here's why it's a big deal. Because one of my oldest friends, Tom Elmore, is the founder and pastor. Tom…

The Essence of being a GREAT guest speaker

I absolutely love and enjoy being a guest speaker.  Over the course of the last 15 years, I have had that honor hundreds of times. At churches, chapels, schools, camps, conferences and retreats. Every time someone hands me the mic, I'm still confused why God has given me these opportunities...but He does. For many years,…

3 Easy Ways to Win as a Parent

I've been a dad for 13 years.  My wife and I have 4 kids... Rebekah, 13 Bobby, 11 Zach, 9 Madison, 5 We are in no way...parenting experts or a super parents.  But, we love our kids and for us, there is nothing more important in our lives than doing a great job as a…

Role of a Church Planter #6…Stop Comparing

A church planter has a lot of roles. They wear a lot of hats. I've been highlighting many of those roles on my blog. Just search church planting on my blog and you'll find the previous 5 that I've talked about. Honestly, I'm writing these as I experience them. Not always, but sometimes to some…

The dream for Thrive…

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Why I walk in the mornings…

I started walking in the mornings a few years back. Actually, about 5 years ago.  Before that, I ran, when I ran that is. I love to run. But, being overweight (yes, I know, eat more salad!) and having a bad back makes running hard. And, as my back got worse, I moved from running…