Category: Misc

Coming up…

This week I had the joy of sermon planning and preparing for upcoming series. I love meeting with God and seeking what He wants said. Coming up after Galatians…

Jesus: God. Man. Savior. We’ll be looking on Resurrection Sunday about who Jesus is, the God/man who conquered sin and death.

Sizzle: A series in Song of Songs that describes a young woman’s choice between a glitzy life or a simple life with her betrothed shepherd boy. The book uplifts romantic marital love while also casting a dark cloud on the glitzy life.

Dream House: A family series based on Pastor Barry’s recent book. Strong families make for strong ministry. Our family is our first ministry. This series will give practical guidance to have our “Dream House.”

Workshop: Building trophies of grace. This series we’ll examine who God is and what we should do as a result. Too often our doctrine is treated as information rather than proclamation of a great God. He wants to be known and made know.

No Excuses: We’ll look at how we shouldn’t be ashamed of the Gospel and our need for Jesus. In God’s courtroom we’re all guilty, but that’s not how the story ends.

Unmerited Gift: God didn’t leave us blind or turned His back on us. He stamped on us grace through His Son. This changed everything.

J.O.Y.: Our Christmas series will look at how Jesus came to Earth for Others and what this should mean to You. During our Christmas Eve service we’ll talk about Jesus as the light of hope and giver of Joy.

Assurance: We have a hope that doesn’t disappoint and we have freedom to bless others. We don’t have to fear God’s wrath. Assurance tells us why…

Blue Print: Wonder what on Earth God is doing? This series focuses on God’s desire to show mercy and redeem people. Does this blow your mind? Paul had that reaction too.

The Gospel in Nikes: The Gospel changes everything. It’s not about some weird set of do’s and don’t’s. The Gospel relates to every aspect of our life from dealing with conflict to our involvement in culture.

This is whats up for the next year. I look forward to seeing what God will do as we study His Word and live it out.

Blog update thoughts…

I’m in the process of reviewing and thinking through where to take this blog next. There are a couple of possibilities of where to take it. It’s interesting how life changes and the available time and even desires on what to write about change.

The last couple of months I’ve been adjusting to the lead pastor position at Life Fellowship Chapel. It’s been a wild ride and good to see God at work. It’s also taken up the time I’d normally invest in blogging. I love writing and will be getting back into it.

For those who read this, what content did you enjoy most? What would you add?



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Church Planting Assessment by Ed Stetzer

Kermit the Frog X-ray by 3:30pm

Model of handling difficult circumstances

What to teach kids about alcohol

Internal vs external community building

Killing Moralism by Joe Thorn

Phantom Cell phone rings…


Creative Office Flow

To my love….

9 years today I married the love of my life! I love collecting songs that remind me of Kelly. Here are my top love songs…

Top love songs
1 Be thou my vision (wedding song)
2 The Other Side of Me ~MW Smith (wedding song)
3 The Way you love me ~Faith Hill
4 I want to hold your hand ~The Beatles
5 Forever and Always ~Shania Twain
6 Heaven ~Bryan Adams
7 Make Us One ~Cindy Morgan
8 Every Morning ~Basshunter
9 Every Time We Touch ~Cascada

Love you, babe!

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A change in publishing on the horizon…

Online diagramming tool

Throwing religion under the bus… sigh.

Comparing the HCSB with other translations

Info on the Twitter hash tag

Christian conference junkies…

Interesting discussion on hip-hop & education

Design inspiration

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Ebook publishing tips

What is the Holman Christian Standard Bible? I appreciate this translation.

Thoughts on Christian movies. Agree or disagree?

Human trafficking… a sadly growing issue that needs to end

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Interesting article on art & design

10 Reasons to not join a church plan…

The first church was burnt down…

Interesting thoughts regarding the “information age”

How easter affected one’s atheism

40 free tools for writers

Thoughts on church history

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@RickWarren: A pastor must never say “I’m not a theologian.” EVERY pastor is a theologian.The only debate is whether a good or bad one.

Talking points for engaged interfaith couples

Doing a stakeholder analysis

Insight into buying products tied to charities

Interesting take on internet culture in relation to Rebecca Black & Rob Bell

Great advice on blogging from Job Acuff

Sleep & electronics

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Interesting links or things that stood out… Note a link do not mean I fully agree….

I’ve been asked a few times why I post graphic arts or design advice. There are two key reasons 1) I like it. 2) Design really is a language in our culture. Often ministries lack of design knowledge can lead to distraction. (We’ve all seen power point slides that make us cringe.) Ministry leaders generally do not have education is design, but having an awareness will help them listen to those whom God equipped in that area.

Design stuff related to education. Often have carryover to ministry settings:

Open Source for ministry? Church data management solution

Where to find some of the best leaders. Ron’s posts are short, sweet and potent. Good blog to follow. It also frames things in a way to discuss and think through.

How to choose a typeface

Clarification on what Pastor John Piper means by Christian Hedonism

PETA push for Bible translation change. HILARIOUS! (well, maybe)

‘Ask Elizabeth’ Good advice, bad, indifferent? Interesting thoughts

Facebook advice for your ‘brand’

Combining color advice

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From @JohnPiper: A snake bites Paul, so they think he’s a criminal. He doesn’t fall dead, so they think he’s a god. Beware of human polls.

Christian divorce rate myth:

20 Apps for project management|+design+%2B+development%29

Color theory for the web

Church announcement tips