June 11, 2014

I am tired. Can I be transparent for a minute. I have heard for the last year from every single church planter, that planting a church is the hardest thing they have ever done. Honestly, I thought they were just being whiners. I knew if wasn’t an easy task, but I thought they were inflating […]


You Are Important

June 4, 2014

This is a message I sent to the launch team for the new church I am planting, Discover Family Church. I hope that it speaks to all of you, and where you are at with whatever church you are attending right now. You are important. Hello friends. Wanted to send you a quick note. We […]


Han Solo Christianity

December 12, 2013

I have grown up as an artist. When I was a kid I was singing and hamming it up every chance I got. When I hit high school I began acting. My freshman year I was a lead in the high school play (even got to kiss a senior, gotta love Brigadoon). Then when we […]


July 18, 2013

I heard a quote a while back that is taking on new meaning in my life. We are planting a church (if you didn’t know that read this blog for more info). While I am feeling content, in God’s will, and super excited….I am also terrified. Here is the quote that has become my mantra […]


Nothing To Prove

October 9, 2012

Unfocused: I heard something yesterday that made me laugh. It was from a guy that was at a charity auction. There were a bunch of wealthy people there all bidding on these high dollar items to raise money for the kids at a hospital. These people were paying way more money for these things than they […]


The Least

October 8, 2012

I was up in Rockford Illinois last week. I lived there for a few years during high school and was brought up to speak to their youth group. I love going there. Always good to do ministry with friends and people from your past. They have had me a few times over the last couple […]


Living the 6

February 28, 2012

So I am a dad. I haven’t written a blog about little Arlis yet. Just didn’t have the right words to say that would represent what it feels like. He was born on December 6th, 2011 and my life has not looked the same since. There are tons of phrases that come to mind like: […]


The Politics of Jesus

February 27, 2012

I am about to do something you should never do. Talk politics. Especially politics mixed with religion. I am pretty sure that some people are not going to like what I have to say. But that is what comment sections are for. If you don’t want to read on….I understand. We are in the middle […]

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Awaken The Sleeping Giant

April 13, 2011

Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was a part of the military in Japan during World War II. Yamamoto believed that Japan could not win a protracted war with the United States. He even seemed to believe that the Pearl Harbor attack was a blunder — even though he was the person who came up with the […]

Chickens & Rob Bell

March 17, 2011

So I have thought long and hard about whether to post anything regarding Rob Bell and the hurricane that is him right now. After much prayer I have decided to say my peace. This post isn’t meant to cause controversy or angry comments (although I am sure I may get some). I will say a […]