Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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The Stirring Cafe

I don’t want to waste my life doing too many things that we will not be doing in Heaven-I ride motorcycles and I cook delicious food.
One of our greatest values at the stirring is becoming family and many of our greatest times with family happen while eating together.

Great relationships are formed in kitchens and around dinner tables.
The Stirring Cafe is definately one of the things I’m most excited about as we move into our new space. Such a great opportunity to eat together and build relationships.

For me personally, this is a new way to live out my leadership calling as a pastoral chef.
With this cafe, we are going to have more opportunities than ever to put Gods love and hospitality on display in this city.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Why Pray?

Common Question. For some reason so many of us talk ourselves out of prayer.

God is all knowing and all loving.
Why pray?

This is a good question; here are my thoughts:

-Jesus did it-Mark 1:35 (now that thats out of the way, here are some other thoughts)
-The first followers of Jesus did it-Acts 1:14 (I's coming)
-Prayer strengthens us-Matthew 26:41
-Prayer strengthens others-Ephesians 6:18-19
-Prayer invites God's supplication-1 John 5:14-15
-Prayer prepares us to make decisions-Luke 6:12-13
-Prayer has the power to break demonic chains-Matthew 17:14

Scripture says that as we pray, the incomprehensible Peace of God will guard our heart and our mind from anxiety-Philippians 4:6-7

Asking questions is great, but actually desiring answers is far greater.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Men and God

There are moments in life that God turns His subtle voice into a great yell...a battle cry! This is one of those moments. I believe that God has it in His great mind right now to awaken the men of God in this city. I do not know what He knows and I cannot see what He sees, but if He says that there is something happening that we must know about, I do not want to miss out on hearing about it! He has been making some things very clear to me and the men I walk with, and we feel that it is on our shoulders to spread the word to the other men in this city. I cannot wait to see what God begins to do as we all gather in the mountains for 40 hours and follow God as He leads us sword drawn into the battle of a lifetime!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Such a great time of the year!

AMA Motocross series.

Dusting off the wakeboard.

Backyard barbecues.

Floating in the pool.

Lawn darts.




San Clemente.

Early morning dirtbike rides.

Sunrises with Jesus.

Ultimate frisbee.

Landscaping projects.

Tan little kids...I love it!

Friday, May 29, 2009

So Good.

God is So Good. So much better than we expect Him to be!
Two days ago I showed up to work at Tierra Oaks and had a message from The Patients Hospital offering me a job. After looking in to it, praying about it and discussing it with Rebecca, I took the more nights, weekends, holidays...better pay, better hours, better stability, benefits, & future.
So that is all enough to be a huge blessing, BUT today there was a big Corporate Mandated Salary decrease for Tierra Oaks! Seven thousand dollars would have been cut from my annual salary; my new job at the hospital PAYS SEVEN THOUSAND MORE THAN I'VE BEEN MAKING!
Yep...that does it...God is So Good. (what's up with God and Seven's?)

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Our life group has been growing. We had 24 people last Wednesday night, and I would have thought that we would be trying to split the group if we got that big, but God showed me last week how this is just what He is doing on my patio right now. Last week was a great week of people sharing, just being raw, and others encouraging through scripture and praying for them.
SO LAST NIGHT we were 25 people and we, being devoted to each other (fellowship), devoted ourselves to the teachings (of Acts), and worshiped (thanks Jenna...AMAZING), and as we worshiped we took communion; and out of this REAL and AMAZING prayer & healing started happening! People being raw & vulnerable opened up about whats going on because they just couldn't leave that place of God's presence without being changed! So, God's Spirit that is in all of us rose up and started speaking the right words to breath life into those that needed it.
OH YAH, AND A GIRL WAS BAPTIZED! This was her first night at our group. In my pool, in all her clothes, she said she could tell that God has brought her into a new life and she wanted so badly to be baptized there with all of us.
"they devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." AND ACTS HAPPENED!