Monday, December 1, 2008


I'm sitting here watching Heroes, one of my favorite shows and looking at facebook. I found this picture of my Gpa on my uncles facebook. The show Heroes makes people who have special powers out to be the heroes, but in real life (at least in mine) heroes often come in different shapes and sizes. My Gpa can't fly, read minds, or any of those other things, although he could out work me like I was standing still back in the day. He is one of my heroes.

My Gpa taught me the importance of reading and studying scripture. He taught me that nothing I had to say was that important unless the Bible said it first. He taught me the value of hard work, and he taught me that no matter how long I read and study scripture I will always have more to learn and more ways to grow spiritually.

Recently my Gpa and Gma came out to Colorado with my parents. It's always good to see your heroes.

Who's your hero?

Things I'm Thankful For

  • My family both immediate and not so immediate. It is amazing that family can sometimes cause the most stress in a persons life, but it is that same family that more often then not continues to love when things are far from perfect.
    • My wife is not only the love of my life, she is the one who encourages me, lifts me up when I am down, and always seems to be there when I need her.
    • My kids are both amazing!! They are so different from each other, but they both love Jesus and I believe and pray that will never end.
  • The friends I have made throughout my life.
  • My new church family here in Littleton, CO
    • This truly is a real church for real people
  • My partners in ministry (my staff)
    • My staff makes everything possible. They love God, and they love students. I love all of you, and keep serving Jesus.
  • The group of students that I have been given the privilege of pastoring.
  • Perhaps most of all I am thankful for a savior who loved me (and You) so much in spite of my sins and failures, that he decided to come to this earth take the form of man, die on a cross, and rise from the dead so that I could be in his presence for eternity.