church…

"Why does church matter? Because ‘church’ names the people of God who make known God’s love for the world in Jesus Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit….First, I am convinced, with many others, that the good news of Jesus Christ is fundamentally not a new set of ideas or system of belief but[…]

things I love more now than 3 years ago… pt 1

Warning: Rambling solipcistic post ahead! Be warned… We’re 3 years on in our church planting journey, and in a concerted effort to become less-curmudgeonly and actively stave off becoming a grumpy old man (hey, I turn 38 this year!) I’ve been reflecting on some of the things I love about my life right now… I[…]

real life…

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin- real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me[…]

happy…

So time has just been flying by lately. Whizzing, actually. I’ve always thought that this was a natural side-effect to getting older. As each day represents a dwindling percentage of your life, it just naturally seems to go faster. But lately I’ve been thinking there’s something else behind the speed with which time seems to[…]

What a weekend…

Wow- I feel wiped out. Saturday we did a community dinner and baptism (pics soon!) at the Goff’s new spread. So great to have a great dinner together out on their back deck/lawn, walk down the big hill to the creek out back and baptize four people in the cold (yes! it was cold!!!) water[…]

proud owner…

Yes, I’m now the proud owner of: 1. a 150cc Scooter Laugh all you want, but 60mph and 70mpg is a nice combination. Of course, this is Portland, so that combination is only available during certain months… 2. a $500,000 life insurance policy. We upgraded 🙂