Archive for the 'family' Category


May 28th, 2008

I have two recurring nightmares that pop up from time to time, both of them I find quite ironic. One of my reoccurring nightmares has to do with public speaking. Usually I find myself, the day of a message having not yet prepared. Sometimes it is a Sunday message but more often […]

Birthday Evangelism

May 24th, 2008

Our kids were invited to the neighbours birthday party this afternoon. The dress up theme was ‘Ancient Egypt’. Most of the girls looked like Cleopatra wanna-be’s…
Like good missionaries we sent our kids lightly dressed up as Hebrew Slaves…
(I thought it was funny…)

The Cost of Christmas

December 10th, 2007

(our tree)
This weekend Kellie set up our Christmas tree. It looks amazing. Seeing the tree reminds me of my childhood surrounded by family and grandparents. The tree for me has also been an acute reminder of the cost of our obedience.
In the bible the cross was referred to as a tree […]

American Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2007

(photo:Tim McDonald)
My wife helped coordinate a fantastic missional Thanksgiving. I heard there was almost 70 people in total. A mixture of Americans, people from church and several mom’s who Kellie, Britany and Jaelyn know from School. Around 1:30 or so, people started showing up with loads of food. We had […]

Bible Study Methods and Owen

October 2nd, 2007

Mike Libolt and I have been putting together our church’s first ever Bible Study Methods Class. Here are some pictures of our first night.

BTW- Pray for my son Owen, he has hand-foot-mouth disease. Not a big deal, but he is pretty miserable. To read about it you can click HERE.

My ‘Wii’ Son

June 16th, 2007

Walking down Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow, looking to kill some time with my three kids, we walked past a videogame store with an eye-catching sign. The sign read, “Wii Sports Bowling Competition 10-2.” I knew I had no chance in such a competition but then I looked down at my 6-year-old son Ethan […]

My Valentine

February 14th, 2007

I have no idea how I found such a fantastic wife. I have thought about it long and hard and I can only conclude that God sovereignly moved to bring us together, because I would need her throughout the entirety of my life.
I took her away from Seattle, her family and friends, across the […]

Because I’m Fast…

October 11th, 2006

My son received his football (US – Soccer) shirt yesterday just before practice. After practice he ran up and told me, “Only the fast boys get football shirts because we are fast.” I thought it funny how after just 1 hour of having his jersey he thinks he earned it because of how […]

London’s Churches

April 15th, 2006

I have had the most terrific week with my aunt and uncle in London. We followed my family motto, which is, “Do the most stuff, in the least amount of time.” While on the London Eye you can see two amazing church buildings, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abby. A few things struck me funny […]

Stomach Flu

March 11th, 2006

A week ago my wife came down with a terrible stomach flu. Poor Kellie. Not only does she have to wake up every few hours in order to feed Owen (7 weeks old) she had a fever and spent from 3am to 11am throwing up. I felt so bad for her. 3 days later, poor […]