Archive | February, 2010

27 February 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Commit Yourself

I read this tonight. It’s the Shakertown Pledge. Written in 1973. Recognizing that Earth and the fullness thereof is a gift from our gracious God, and that we are called to cherish, nurture, and provide loving stewardship for Earth’s resources, and recognizing that life itself is a gift, and a call to responsibility, joy, and […]

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22 February 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Worship Confessional #37

Yup.  It’s been almost a year since my last Worship Confessional. My very first week at CLC I started doing Worship Confessionals. Do I thought it fitting to do one for my last week on staff as well. That, and several people insisted I record the ‘Bromance Mash Up.’ The Set Hosanna You’re Alive Bromance […]

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20 February 2010 ~ 17 Comments

Help Me Pick A URL

I’m in the process of rapidly getting website and other info rolling for the new church. Our name at this point, which will most likely stick, is Missio Dei Community. Why?  Well, that’s another post that I’ll share soon. The quick and easy info…it’s latin and means “mission of God.” SO – I thought you […]

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17 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Converge USA

Today I drive to Tracy for a meeting with the church multiplication team for Converge, the denomination that we are partnering with in our church planting adventure (formerly Baptist General Conference).  This is where things will be officially finalized and kicked into high gear. Rachel and I have known for a number of years now […]

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16 February 2010 ~ 3 Comments


Allow me to briefly share with you the highlight of my week at Recreate. Soon after I’ll fill you in on more of the week. Today is the release date for an album called Beautiful Things from a band called Gungor. Formerly Michael Gungor Band. Truth is, I wasn’t really looking all that forward to […]

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10 February 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Reason 14567 Recreate Rocks…

Being in a room where I get to be way out of my league. After high school I moved to Orange County to join The Young Americans. I had spent 6 years in choirs at my school and doing theater. In some ways, I had become one of the “big fish” in the pond. When […]

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09 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Being Rather Than Doing

Typically I end my day from Recreate with a recap of the day and the speakers with some pictures and videos to bring you along for the ride. Screw that. Don’t worry. I’ll catch you up at some point. But tonight, instead of the details of the facts, let me quickly update you on another […]

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09 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

…The Desire To Please You Does In Fact Please You

I’ve had this poem up on a tab on my internet for the past month or so. I was waiting to post it in the next couple of weeks when I start posting more about our church planting journey. I read it and it hit me right between the eyes because it expressed so well […]

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08 February 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Recreate ’10 Begins

I flew in to Nashville airport at 3:35pm and my week at Recreate has begun. Only in Nashville would you pass by 2 live music venues in the airport. My friend Mark picked me up and we made our way over to Puckett’s Grocery for the opening evening, arriving a bit early. After we arrived, […]

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08 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Nash Vegas Or Bust!

This morning I hop a plane to Nashville, TN to rejoin the fraternity like gathering/unconference that is Recreate. It’s probably a little late to be telling you this, but if you are in creative ministry and/or a forward thinker, you have got to get out to this thing. The relationships I’ve made here have been […]

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