Because I’m Happy

June 15, 2014

As I sit here at 1 AM on Fathers Day, I am happy. I have been blessed so many times in my life with things I know are beyond what I deserve. I was raised by parents that love me. They taught me what it means to be a man of my word, and a […]



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 […]


Risk Is Everything

March 6, 2014

If you aren’t risking anything, then you are risking everything. I have always been a risk taker. Many times that has led to so many hard and trying times in my life. But that has also led to the most incredible wins I have had. Simple fact is, you will never get the big rewards […]


Years Go By

December 6, 2013

5 years ago today, I had the most important conversation of my life I was preparing to start my first bike tour across the nation with Bike For The Light. I had just quit my job, sold nearly everything I owned, and moved into my parents guest room to get ready to go cross country […]



July 29, 2013

If you go to England they have a 2 pound coin. It has something that I think is awesome. A friend of mine went there a few years ago and brought one back for me. On the edge of the coin all the way around isn’t ridges like we have on our quarter. Instead it […]


The Next Journey…..

July 15, 2013

I have been quiet on my blog for a while now. There are a couple reasons for this. One reason is completely normal….life is busy and when I do have time I end up filling it with my family. Sometimes it just comes down to motivation. While writing a blog seems simple, it does take […]


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 […]



April 24, 2012

I wonder if God looks at me the same way I look at little Arlis? My son is 4 months old now and growing like crazy. He is the coolest kid in the world. Obviously he still needs Sarah or I for everything. To eat, sleep, and clean his butt…..we are his humble servants. At […]


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: […]

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Life Changes

September 23, 2011

This blog is a view into my life right now. I know it may seem self serving, but I feel like it is something that everyone in ministry goes through. If you haven’t yet, you very well could face some of these same issues. I hope that you realize how important your life is to […]