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09 December 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Glorifying God When Life Sucks

God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in him…through trials. -John Piper That statement has had a huge impact on me over the past several years of my spiritual formation.  Fortunately I haven’t had any terribly dramatic trials to overcome in that time, but I figure they will come at some […]

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06 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Kids Say The Darndest Things

**Disclaimer: this post is rated PG-13 due to anatomical language. Consider yourself disclaimed. A few weeks ago, Elyssa was watching Caleb before church while Rachel and I had sound check/worship practice. She later told me about a little conversation they had. Caleb let her know he needed to go poo poo.  So she took him […]

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04 December 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Season Of Simplicity

So, I have now pretty much finished moving my blog over to a new platform. Goodbye Typepad. Hello WordPress. And boy was it a royal pain. Mostly cause of Typepad. They don’t make it easy to move your pictures over. But I digress… I plan to have a slightly busier/more involved theme here at some […]

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02 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Century Day

Day 4 San Simeon to Lompoc 98.5 miles. Average speed: 14.5 mph. Mapped Route It’s now been a full week since this day.  It’s getting harder to remember, so I better catch up on all these posts soon!  And I do not understand at all how the elevation diagram works on Map My Ride.  But […]

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11 August 2009 ~ Comments Off

Hemophilia Coastal Race Wish List

Cycling shorts Jerseys Riding jacket Leg/knee warmers Tune-up Full finger gloves Bicycle Saddle Body Glide Rear bike light Heart rate monitor Spare tubes Chain repair kit Tire irons Maintenance Kit Patch kit Chain lube/degreaser Camelback A new bike…(Hey, it’s a wish list…can’t hurt, right?)

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28 July 2009 ~ 1 Comment

#CoastalRace09 – iPhone Giveaway

Here’s the deal… On August 24th, 2009, a group of around 15 other riders and I will leave San Francisco on our bicycles to make the 670 mile journey to San Diego over the course of a week. It is a ride to benefit the CA chapters for Hemophilia. I am riding for my seven-year-old […]

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22 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments


Feels like a busy week.  But in a real good way.Basically it's less about the next couple days, and more about having to prep ahead for multiple things next week. Sunday – heading to a hermitage in Big Sur to live the monk life for a day with God. (More on that soon) In-laws in […]

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25 June 2009 ~ 10 Comments

Santa Cruz Creative Play

I love getting to see my wife excited and passionate about something God is putting on her heart. Actually, it’s quite a turn on.  But I digress. Due to budget cuts, lots of the libraries in our area are closing down their story times.  Rachel and several other moms have loved going to these and […]

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23 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

A Really Goode Job

Some of you may be familiar with Randy Elrod. He is the creative genius behind Recreate and a bit of a social networking guru. I wanna ask you to help him out. You see Murphy-Goode, a winery in Sonoma, is offering a dream job opportunity. 6 months.  Home in Sonoma county provided.  A car, PDA, […]

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10 June 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Link Love From Christian Cruz

A while back I went to a Church 2.0 gathering in Santa Cruz and met Frank Johnson. Frank manages a website called, a resource to help network believers in Santa Cruz. I got to hear him enough that I’m pretty sure his heart isn’t to create yet another facet of Christian subculture, but hopefully […]

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