Monthly Archives: September 2008

What a great weekend!

This past weekend was great in so many ways. The gators lost, Miami lost…FSU won! It was quite a day. I was able to go see FSU play here in Jacksonville on Saturday with my friend from college, Ben Wiggins. We had a blast enjoying the game! My favorite part of the game is when they showed the final score of the Gator vs. Ole Miss game on the scoreboard! The whole place burst into a victory yell. I wonder what the players thought on the field…because it happened in between plays!

Not only that, but God blessed me with a vehicle. A Jeep Wrangler! I’ve been praying for months for a car for me and Cassidy, seeing that her Toyota Corolla was on its “last leg.” A friend of mine sold it to me for an unbelievable price and I’m truly thankful for an amazing blessing. I have always thought (secretly) that having a red Jeep would be awesome!

Here are a few pictures of the new red beast…

Good stuff…

Last night at Elevate we had a great time in worship and it was fun jumping into the Word with the students. We talked about the influence of music and asked the question, “How are we to obey God in what we listen too?” It was a blast, we used three different questions to discover God’s best in what we listen to:

1. What does this song lead me to believe?

2. What are the values in this song?

3. How does it line up with truth?

We took three random songs that are in the top 10 charts and discussed them. In the middle school and High school time it was amazing to see the responses to each question that came from each song. Music is so powerful, it can make you mad, happy, sad, and many more feelings. The main point was to have a passion for truth and that only comes when we know and apply God’s Word. I just wanted to share a little about what happened at Elevate.

We are amped for Fusion Weekend coming up on October 3-5! We are praying for lives to be changed. We have some awesome small group leaders coming, great speaker and awesome band to lead the students to grow in Christ.

As for me, I’m a little tired at the moment. Life seems to be flying by so fast I’m having a hard time keeping up. I am excited to see my two brothers and Mom on October 3-5 weekend. I haven’t been able to spend time with them since Jordan’s funeral, so it will be great.

Stay clean and close to God!

Great memories!

Here is a few pictures of my wedding. It was the greatest day of my life other than accepting Christ!

One of the main reasons it was special was to have my brother Jordan in my wedding. He is my daily inspiration and hero. I hope that you realize today that we do not know how long we have on earth and to tell the people in your life that you love them and treasure the time you spend together. I hope that you spend each day sharing Jesus with others, hurting with and for people, and mending hearts through the power of God’s love in this broken world.

Jordan will always be missed, but his inspiration will live on in my heart daily and that is this…

…to live a humble and courageous life for Christ.

My amazing wife!

Life can be quite a roller-coaster ride! Sometimes we go through dark tunnels, huge ups and downs. The consistent strength that I have found in my life outside of my awesome savior Jesus Christ is my wife, Cassidy.

Proverbs 31:10-12 speaks of what she embodies as my wife:

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
She is more precious than rubies.
Her husband can trust her,
and she will greatly enrich his life.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

God’s grace is seen clearly through giving me a wife that is truly my best friend and love of my life. I just thought I’d put some meaningful pictures up today! Enjoy.

Fusion Weekend 2008!

We are having our second Fusion Weekend this October! It is a student weekend focused on exciting worship, powerful teaching and small groups that meet in homes provided by church members. Last year was a great success and we saw many students grow closer to God and each other. This year’s theme is “iGro” and will be to motivate and encourage students for personal, spiritual growth in their relationship with Christ.

At a time when many students never learn how to have a growing relationship with Christ AFTER high school, we are focusing on giving them the right tools and training to learn to follow Christ daily.

October 3-5 is the date! All students from grades 6-12th are encouraged to come!