Monday, August 31, 2009

Trying to Decide

That's what I'm doing, trying to decide. Trying to decide on whether or not to get back into this whole blogging thing again. So until a decision is made, you can follow me on Thanks to the few of you that have followed this blog, or lack thereof of a blog.

Until next time (if there is one?)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Don't give up on me

I'm still somewhat interested in blogging, it's just that life is really busy right now. It's a good busy though. I hope to get back in the saddle again soon, I just don't know what the definition of soon is. Don't give up on me. Until then, check these blogs out, they are actually updated consistantly.,, and

Until then,

Saturday, December 13, 2008

God is in control

On Dec. 5th my world was sent into utter chaos. God is in control. I was eating lunch with a youth pastor buddy of mine in Anderson and my cell phone rang. It was my sister who preceded to tell me that our dad was in a head-on collision. She said to head toward to the hospital in Greenville, so i did. Then within 2 minutes she called back and said she wasn't sure if dad was out of his van yet. God is in control. The wreck happened on the road our mom and dad live on so I headed there to see what was going on. As I drove toward the accident, I didn't know what to expect, but I honestly prayed that God would give me strength to face what I was going to find. My best friend Sammy was already there to help out any way he could. The drivers side door had to be cut away to get dad out and luckily they already had him out and headed to the ER. God is in control. The scene was terrible, it was only by the grace of God that my dad and the other driver were not killed instantly. Dad has a crushed shoulder, broken femur, crushed knee, and cracked ribs. He is still in the hospital and will be for quite a while. We just found out he now has pneumonia, but they are treating that aggressively. God is in control. Dad is going to have a long road to recovery, and probably will not have full use of his shoulder or knee. God is in control. Deep in my soul I have felt this burning and longing for one thing, to learn and believe and more importantly to live that no matter what happens, God is in control. I have spent the last 12 years of my life teaching and speaking that Truth to adults and teenagers, and have always believed it. But honestly, it has taken on a new dynamic for me. That Truth has become MINE, not just something I'm called to teach, it's had to become personal. Don't get me wrong, I've had trials and tough times before this, but this has really hit home because of the relationship between me and dad. It hasn't always been good, as a matter of fact, there was a time there wasn't much of a relationship at all. God is in control. I'm so thankful to say the last 11 years have been awesome between me and dad, and I guess that's why this has hit home. I want at least 11 more years with him. Life is so short, and temporary. That became real to me on Dec. 5th. God is in control. I desire to be a person that no matter what, how ever dark it becomes, how ever tough it gets, how ever circumstances change, I want to KNOW, BELIEVE, and LIVE that God is in control. Please continue to pray for dad, he has a tough road ahead, but you guessed it God is in control.
Also, while I'm writing I want to throw up the link to Crystal's blog, because in the midst of all the craziness, we have wonderful news to share. Go check it out!!

Still Learning,

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A tidbit of info

Honestly, i haven't felt like blogging very much so that's why it's been so long between posts. It hasn't been because of a lack of things going on that's for sure!! We have been rocking along in The Garage and it has been incredible to say the least! We have seen tons of growth, started a new ministry designed for 6th-8th graders, but most importantly, we have seen SALVATIONS!!! Here is a pic of one of our first services in The Garage. It has been so exciting seeing our students respond to having their own space finally!! There is tons of energy and i know it is just the tip of the iceberg.
On a personal note, Crystal and i are still waiting to hear something on our adoption which is difficult because it has been a while since we were approved and all that jazz. Please continue to pray for us, we know it's all in Gods timing, but it's still frustrating sometimes. Well, i'm off to get ready for a student ministry volunteer appreciation dinner. YAY food!!

RUNning the Race,

Monday, November 3, 2008

It's been a minute or two

Since i have posted, and i apologize....kinda. Things have been really awesome with the opening of The Garage, our high school only AMP'd services, and our new middle school ministry, "Ignition". But with that comes very little time to update this blog. If you want a good read, check out my wife's blog. She is much more consistent and insightful than i ever will be. In other news, we are still praying and waiting about the adoption stuff, again, she has updated on that as well. Crystal and i have really been put out on the limb on this one as far as our faith in God goes. We are really seeking His will and know that He is in total control. I have also realized that i need to get back into the gym because i have been way to slack lately. With that being said, i'm done writing and think i will head that way now. Maybe i'll post again later this week......MAYBE


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Really Tired

Sorry for no posts the last couple of weeks, i'm just spent. We have been in The Garage since Oct. 5th and it has been INCREDIBLE!!! We will have our 3rd AMP'd for high schoolers tomorrow night and we have seen awesome growth and have already heard stories about what God is doing in the lives of our high school students. This past Sunday we kicked off Ignition which is our service for 6-8 graders and it was a blast. We are still in shock i think a little bit to actually be in The Garage, but we realize that it was ALL in God's time. Hopefully i can catch my breath soon and get back to a more consistent posting pattern.

Until Then,

Sunday, October 5, 2008

We're in!!!

That's right!! After about 6 months of full-on construction, we had our grand opening of The Garage last night!! It was AWESOME, and the energy contiued and grew today as more people were able to check it out. I am still kinda in shock, but know that this is really just the beginning of some amazing things God is going to do in the building!! I will try to post some pictures this week. Please pray for us as we kick-off our high school only service this Wednesday-it's gonna be incredible!!