Maybe I’ve been going about Church the wrong way? pt. 1

Church is pretty important to me.  I believe whole heartedly in the Church. My family loves our church. I believe its the most important organization on the planet! I believe that Jesus loved the Church so much that He died for it. I believe that Jesus is building His Church and that it is God's plan…

The CHURCH made Kai’s Adoption a Reality

How about that for a headline!?!  That's the reality though, without the local CHURCH, Kai's adoption would not have happened.  Tracie and I weren't in a position to afford this adoption on our own. Maybe that should have stopped us from pursuing it. It has stopped many. A few people expressed that opinion to us.…

You never know what to expect at Thrive

At Thrive, every Sunday is just a bit different from the last Sunday and that's very purposeful. This past Sunday was Thrive's Tailgate Party and it was just AWESOME!  And you know what? It was ridiculously different from the Sunday prior to that! When we started Thrive Church over 121 weeks ago, we said we…

My personal ethics for Facebook in 2016

Here's the deal...I freaking love Facebook! I love it!  It's true, I do. I think its awesome and I think it's one of the best things ever! But...and this is a BIG BUT... If I let it, it can take over so much of my time. If I let it, I can let its negativity…

A Brothel Closed Down Because of a Church!!! ONLY GOD!!!

Yesterday we visited a former brothel. It was a pretty simple building that was used for horrific acts against women. Satan used to dwell there. Darkness won there. The light was shut out. Let me back up. We were on a tiny island with 1000 residents. Took about 25 minutes by boat to get there.…

A little bit of Saturday randomness and ramblings…

I can't believe Christmas is in 4 days. Someone asked me today what I'm getting for my wife and I said, I'll think about that after I get through Christmas Eve. Hah! Guess that won't work. I really LOVED this post by Perry Noble about the Church. He's so right on and I couldn't agree…