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06 January 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Amazing Day

I hope your day was as amazing as mine! Started with finding out our annual “A Promise for {insert year}” Guest Speaker for the first Sunday in January the last several years didn’t show up as planned. When I called him, he was four hours north, speaking at another church! Wasn’t completely his fault. Long […]

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12 November 2012 ~ 1 Comment


It’s been four weeks since I finished school. It feels great to be done, but I’m finding it taking longer to decompress than I expected. I figured it’d take some time to gain a sense of “normalcy” (I know…there’s no real “normal”). I just didn’t figure it would take this long! It’s definitely getting better, […]

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04 July 2011 ~ 8 Comments

Taste of Heaven

I think we tasted Heaven. I mean yesterday, in our Sunday celebration. The sanctuary was packed, which is usually not the case for a holiday weekend like the 4th of July. It wasn’t packed because everyone decided to show up on an off weekend, though. It was packed because NewHeart gathered with our sister church, […]

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29 May 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Waiting For A Jet Plane, Among Other Things

Sitting at Chicago O’Hare Airport, waiting for my 9:05 (7:05 PST) to board and take off at 11:00 (9:00 PST), which is midnight in Columbus, Ohio, my destination. Attending our annual Foursquare Convention with about 2,000 other Foursquare Pastors and Leaders. Circumstances have kept me from attending the last two years, so I’m looking forward […]

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12 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Appointment Changed

The long-awaited results of the camera endoscopy done back on March 16 were supposed to be revealed today at a 2:45 doctor’s appointment. However, the doctor’s office called twice today, and the appointment has now been changed to tomorrow at 3:45, due to emergencies he had to deal with today. Frustrating, though understandable. Would be […]

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21 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Mom’s Story Is Told

This morning at church, I interviewed my Mom so that her testimony could be told. She was born on December 27, 1933 in Magdeburg, Germany (East). History buffs will know that Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in January of 1933. The oldest of 7 kids, she lost one sister to tuberculosis and one brother. […]

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21 December 2008 ~ 1 Comment

I’ve Been Coined!

For the first time ever, I got coined today at church! Gabe Milbauer, a young man who was part of my Youth Group when I was the Youth Pastor at NewHeart, is in the Navy, stationed in San Diego. He is a Petty Officer 2nd Class who has served for 5 years and is ready […]

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02 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

A Beautiful Visitation

A powerful visitation happened at 10:30 Celebration this morning. For those who were at the 8:30, I don’t know if you noticed this or not, but the worship time we shared was incredibly tied into the message titled, “Journey Through The Wall”. We endeavor to have every worship set of songs each week tie into […]

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28 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Long Time No Post

Yes….it has been too long. No excuses, but it has been quite busy. Soon after my last post, a good friend offered to refashion my blog. So, watch out for news soon and a whole new look. I am VERY excited! Then, for those who may not have heard, a tragic Metrolink Train Crash occurred […]

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21 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Roller Coaster

The last few days have been BOTH invigorating AND draining. How can that be? It’s been INVIGORATING to take a week off to be available for the needs of my family. Josh’s surgery went well, and that’s invigorating! Most of his recovery so far has gone well, and that’s also invigorating to me. At times […]

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