Running as fast as you can, diving into a moving car, speeding over forest service roads, sweating bullets and constantly watching to see if anyone is catching up. No, it’s not a hillbilly version of Grand Theft Auto, it’s the most fun possible way to run 57 miles, also known as Mt. Misery Madness. I… Continue reading my reason to run
The question I have been asked the most since being ordained at District Assembly in early April is, “So what does it mean? Do they give you any superpowers when they ordain you or do you still have to take the stairs like you used to?” I’ll give the long answer here so when people… Continue reading My Ordination
I just finished The Jesus Way by Eugene Peterson. I have had the book on my shelf for about four years, but have not read it mostly because I wasn’t too interested. It is part of a series by Peterson of books with subtitles calling the books conversations on various aspects of the Christian life.… Continue reading My Long Awaited Read
In case you haven’t heard the Connell Church of the Nazarene did it’s second Work and Witness trip of the year, this trip was to the Rocky Butte Church of the Nazarene in Brewster, Washington. We put a roof on the church there. Not that any of us have any particular skill at roofing, it’s… Continue reading my Rocky Butte Report
[picapp align=”right” wrap=”false” link=”term=broken+down+car&iid=4915196″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/4915196/call-mechanic/call-mechanic.jpg?size=500&imageId=4915196″ width=”380″ height=”349″ /] I have been away from blogging for some time, I was going to write an update on the summer activities that have kept me too busy to write about books or reflect on spicy food induced dreams, but that’s boring. My mom has already heard about my… Continue reading Summer in Perspective
A year ago I wrote about five things I had learned in my first year as a pastor. You can read the list here. This year I am not feeling quite as articulate. Many of those first year lessons have become just a part of life. Alyssa and I were initially shocked at the desire… Continue reading Reflections on my Second Year as a pastor
I just finished reading Donald Miller’s newest book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life. It is a book about story, as Miller tries to live a good story while making a good story for the upcoming film based on his book Blue Like Jazz. I loved Blue… Continue reading Not a rave…for a Donald Miller book?