September 7, 2011

Perfect pastors are bad for the church… They model a lifestyle that isn’t realistic, that isn’t true. To put it plainly pastors who appear perfect, aren’t. Their living a lie. Giving off a false perspective. I’ll never forget my first internship, my first Sunday morning the head pastor took the stage, paused, and went on to say, “For the past few weeks I’ve been battling depression.” I’m not sure how much of that message I would have remembered, if it… Read more

August 30, 2011

It’s weird that 1997 was 14 years ago… though the hair and style isn’t relevant, Yaconelli’s response to the question is still very relevant and applicable, I love when he says, “Youth Ministry is about creating memories in kids, and when you do that you ruin their lives. See I think Jesus ruins our lives…” check it out: For those who don’t know who Mike Yaconelli is, he’s known as the “Grandfather of Youth Ministry” his story is pretty cool…… Read more

August 29, 2011

Hillsong – Like Incense/Sometimes By Step “Oh God you are my God…” Oddly enough this song has reminded me of 1 Peter 4:12-13 which says, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” It’s taken me a while, and is still very… Read more

August 24, 2011

When I read through scripture, so many times, I see God moving through the little things, and the lowly things, and doing big things with them… But the thing is some of the people he chose to move through never got to see the fruit from their efforts… Sometimes in ministry we don’t get the opportunity to see the fruits produced from the efforts we put out… How do we know what success is then? How do we know what… Read more

August 22, 2011

#roadtrip Read more

August 22, 2011

We Need Boring Christians Read more

August 22, 2011

Story Time by Zach Williams Treat your ears right. Listen to this album. Read more

August 19, 2011

I was interviewing at a church, and speaking my heart and passion to one of the elders… and he stopped me in the middle of whatever I was saying, and he said, “Son it sounds like you’re a missionary, not a pastor…”  He was right to a large extent. I am a missionary. I am a missionary called to minister, lead, and PASTOR students within Orange County. I came across a video that spoke exactly how I feel in regards… Read more

August 19, 2011

So I haven’t made any updates lately so just thought I’d write you guys and let ya’ll know what I’ve been up too… I am currently in Boston hanging with family, mainly just relaxing and doing nothing. I haven’t done “nothing” in years! This has been much needed and so good! Sleeping in until 10am going to Starbucks, reading, watching tv, and playing basketball… it’s like I’m a high schooler again (except I def never read for fun in high… Read more

August 15, 2011

If you’re in the Modesto area their playing a free show at The Venue Aug 31st… Read more

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