Archive for July, 2007


Wow, energy!

July 27, 2007

Hey everyone,

If you didn’t already know, I am on vacation and for the latter part of this week, I have been out at a family reunion in southern Michigan.  Also, for those of you who don’t know, my extended family is pretty large (currently over 100) and we have a little over half of people in attendance.

So, an interesting fact about how the demographics of this week-end are
that there are a seemingly disproportionate amount of young children who all have TOO MUCH ENERGY!!!!  Where does it come from?  They ate the exact same breakfast but for some reason, they are being energized while all of us “adults” are pretty calmly sitting around and conversing.

If you thought the experience was bad with kids running around, here is worse.  Of the 50+ people, I’m sure that 20+ are kids (under 11).  Well I’m sure the parents don’t mind too much because theoretically, if they are all expending their energy now, they won’t have it later.  Is this really the case?

I doubt so, because it seems like these kids could try out for the next energizer commercial and even possibly out-run the rabbit.

Anyways, I’m alive and somewhat mellow during this time of chaos.

Another thing of note, is that one of my uncles was in the hospital in critical condition for the past several days, and we found out this morning that he ended up passing away.

Am I really sad? No.  I wasn’t really very close to him, and I knew his health was real bad, and so it really was a blessing that he was alive this long.  I’m not sure how old he was, but he was up there in years.

Well, I’m signing off.  I should go and be social with people.  Have a great weekend.



Coming Alive

July 10, 2007

Hey everyone,

I’m beginning to feel alive again. I have felt pretty dormant for a while, ever since the last dream of mine got smashed into a bunch of pieces by a few people who I thought were on the same side as I was, but that is history.

Now, I am beginning the preparation phase of a brand new ministry—a ministry I have felt called to in one way or another for a while now—and it isn’t really as much of a “new” ministry, as a refocusing of the ministry dream that bombed a few years ago. Now, after a few years of growth, I have learned what the core of the ministry needs to be, and what the main tools are to accomplish the goal.

It is kinda crazy, cause God just up and showed me all these things within the past six months, after I re-committed to try things His way, as entirely as I know how.

I am beginning to feel alive again, because I see this ministry taking shape, at least conceptually, and it is super exciting. If you want to learn more about it, check out my temporary site for it. The ministry is called “Rebuild Your Church” and it is currently located at

The site is pretty basic right now, but I will be expanding it in the near future, as I get more of the specifics ironed out and designed.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns let me know, cause I am interested.


Random Thought For Discussion

July 4, 2007

I had the following idea/thought come to my mind:

In order to make empty or false ideas seem plausible, the devil mixes the idea with truth. Instead of falling into the trap of accepting the idea as is, or the other trap of throwing the idea, and anything that even resembles the idea (including the potential truth) out, we should instead be discerning and extract and keep the truth, while leaving out the error.

What do you think? Is this inspired, erroneous, or does it need to be refined to a purer level of truth?