Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Watching Duck Dynasty. Happy. Happy. Happy.
Just found out MTV is launching a show that features the Sissonville, WV equivalent to Jersey Shore. This is sad.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

"I'm a simple man. I like dark haired women and breakfast food." --Ron Swanson (He and I really are a lot alike.)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Emails are like a thousand tiny minions of my nemesis; each must be vanquished one by one.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

duckdynasty is like a redneck call reminding me of my inner country. I am dying to hunt and be in the woods.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What others think of STYX? I care not. They are awesome. "Come sail away."

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Duck Dynasty is awesome. I feel connected to my redneck roots.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Finishing up plans for Night of Worship Sunday. 3 testimony vids, 20 baptisms, and more! It is going to be an amazing night!

Friday, November 9, 2012

"For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!"--Psalm 117:2

Thursday, November 8, 2012

"You die differently if you know you're not dying."-- @ericmetaxas about bonhoeffer

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We were blessed to see another person put her faith on Christ tonight at alphacourse !

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Excited about Night of Worship and Thanksgiving next Sunday. Great testimonies and spontaneous baptisms to ensue Nov. 18 at 6:30!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Diane: "Am I interrupting something important?" Ron: "Impossible. I work for the government." He speaks wisdom.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Just met a mega church pastor and had no idea he was a big deal. Cool guy. I asked stupid questions and he was cool. Dave at City Church.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A new person came to Christ this week through Alpha. Praise God! More are coming.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

I think I would like to learn boxing. Then maybe I could grow a mustache and fight old timey stile.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Psalm 119:28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

We had another great night at alphacourse. Lots of good discussion about prayer.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Watching halfthesky on PBS. Very good anti-trafficking documentary.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Prayers appreciated. I'm speaking on Phil. 3:13-17 today at 9:00am and 11:100am.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hearing a Christian speak. He has been beaten and seen Christian friends murdered by the Taliban. He still loves Muslims. christlike love
1 Million Shi'ite Muslims have come to faith in Christ in the last 30 years. interesring religion statistics

Friday, September 14, 2012

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -Winston Churchill

Thursday, September 13, 2012

We had another great night at Alpha last night. More great discussion and a lot of breakthroughs in understanding.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Barbarians are not usually dissuaded with noble words." --Eric Metaxas in Amazing Grace

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Had a great time getting together with neighbors tonight. community

Saturday, September 8, 2012

LifeGroup Leader training today at 9:00 at the church. Come our for free breakfast and son good content.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

63 people at Alpha tonight! Had a great time. Looking forward to next week!

Friday, August 31, 2012

God regularly reminds me that He is sovereign and I am not. Surrender is foundational to knowing God. Good thing He loves me.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Before every camping trip is a serious case of amnesia about the last trip.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I just shared the gospel with my new neighbor, Larry. Pray for the Holy Spirit to reveal Christ to him.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Best meal this week would be Chick-Fil-A with Ben & Jerry's for dessert, supporting Christian values, Christian love, and free speech.

Friday, August 3, 2012

kidscamp has been great. Headed home to see my beautiful wife and super cute kids.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Saw a girl in a onedirection shirt and told her about ledzepplin billyjoel and foofighters.
Giving the gospel at kidscamp tonight. Pray the Holy Spirit draws kids. I want kids to know God, not merely have a camp experience.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Having a great time at kidscamp where God is moving in young lives.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I just heard my intern Josh Sweeney deliver a great sermon. He will do much for the Kingdom.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Just signed on an instructor for Introductory Theology and Apologetics this fall at Open Door. Sign up at

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Thanks for your prayers today. The sermon went well.
Sermon prep: Practice. Prayer. Eye of the Tiger. Let's do this.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Just finished preaching through tomorrow's sermon. I feel 98% prepared but am in need of the Spirit's filling. Prayer is appreciated.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sometimes a man needs to listen to Mozart. It really is incredible music.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Next, another father gets baptized then turned around and baptized his 2 daughters. God is good.
I just watched a father get baptized then turn around and baptize his 2 sons. Praise God!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I was pleased to read this transcript and hear TD Jakes affirm the Trinity!
We are launching a systematic plan for growing believers in belief, knowledge, attitudes and habits.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

This guy is in my office right now writing content for our fall theology class!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I'm considering talking like Thor just for fun.
Met a family at the pool who love Jesus. Good time talking with Darrin, the dad. It is great to have brothers and sisters everywhere.

Friday, June 1, 2012

I just found out that Les Misarables the musical is being made into a movie. Can't wait to see it this Christmas! My favorite musical!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I heard some good advice about starting a movement: Be public. Be easy to follow.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Many thanks to Alex Marks, Ken Bublinec, Christy Samms, Don Denevic, Dan Smitley, Brian Boucher, Justin Torkelson, Teresa Hamilton and more!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

@opendoorlc had a great day with serveourcity Let's here some stories!
Things are going great for serveourcity !

Friday, May 18, 2012

Don't forget about prayer in Ely Square and at Rock Pile tonight at 6:30! See you there.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I just got off the phone with the Morning Journal. They are doing a story on Uplift Elyria, our home redemption program with Boys&GirlsClub.
Stick it to the man!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Just had a great meeting with Brian Walls from Youth for Christ. Those guys are doing a great work!

Friday, April 20, 2012

"...and that's why Iron Maiden is awesome." thingsnottosayonadate
bluelikejazz is a great movie! I highly recommend it!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Just presented FGI at the Leadership Lorain County recruitment breakfast. Good response!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I'm getting excited about Serve Elyria and Avon Lake. Sign up now at

Monday, April 9, 2012

Me to my son: "Don't let anyone ever tell you that Iron Maiden isn't awesome." fatherlywisdom

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Some of us have convictions to grow in holiness or avoid temptation. My conviction is not to see movies that feature Kirk Cameron

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'm about to preach on forgiveness. Pray for the Holy Spirit to show up, annointing me and drawing us all to Christ.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I'm preaching at Open Door tonight. Service starts at 6:30. Would love to see you there!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I want to be around people who speak blessing into my life. Then, I want to live up to their expectations.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sermon prep at Starbucks this morning. Prayer is appreciated!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Had a great LifeGroup Leader training this morning. Had over 70 in attendance!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Just got my tickets for Sesame Street Live Sunday night. Yeah, I'm a daddy.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Today, I learned that a scorpion is an arachnid. sesamestreet stilllearning

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Watching Foo Fighters Back and Forth with the family. discipleship

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I'm excited, because my Foo Fighers Wasting Light record should come today!

Monday, January 16, 2012

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." --1 Peter 5:7

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Almost out of room again in 9:00am Encounter RNC at Open Door!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I was blessed to lead a woman to Christ in my office today! Rejoicing with angels!