Thursday, May 29, 2008

Great Day

Today was a great day! It was busy, but very productive at work . . . but the best part is that Robert, my boss, is back in town! It has been a bit hectic as a high school team without him around. We are now really ramping up to Ignite (our junior high and high school summer camp). There will be many posts about Ignite coming soon . . . hopefully lots of pictures too! Also, band practice went really well! It was a fun group of students and everyone worked hard and focused . . . can't ask for more than that.

Oh ya, almost forgot . . . The Lakers won the Western Conference Finals!!! The pinnacle of a great day!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Resonate Stage

Here is a picture of the "Theater." This is the stage for our High School environment at Central Christian Church. It is pretty simple because we don't have a ton to work with, but we put LEDs all over the room to bring some color and energy to a pretty bland environment. New stage to come in July!!
Here are the pictures of the white boards of prayer that I talked about this past weekend. I hope you can read some of the prayers that were written . . . so honest!! My favorite thing about the students out here in Vegas is that they don't try to hide what's going on in their life. For the most part, they are pretty transparent and authentic.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What a Weekend

Well, I'll keep it short . . . We had an amazing weekend at Resonate. There was a sweet response time at the end where students were able to write prayers down on white boards . . . I'll post some pictures in a few days . . . it was incredible.

Then, I took my wife "away" for memorial day. We only went 2 miles from our house, but it was so relaxing and enjoyable to be on our own and away from the stresses of life for even a day and a half! Shout out to Monica for hooking it up!!

Ok, that's all . . . interesting to me, maybe not to you . . . again, pictures coming soon!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Backyard Photoshoot

Hey everyone,

My good friend and old roommate Sammy is in town for a few days working with a photographer here in Vegas and he volunteered to take some pictures of Karyss at our house. He is extremely talented!! Here is a quick video of the "location" which is actually our back yard :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Worship Mythbusters 4.3: The Role of the Worship Leader

Hey guys,

Check out this post! It is a great post by my friend Rich who is a great worship leader. It is about the role of the worship leader, and i think it spills over into the role of the worship TEAM.

Worship Mythbusters 4.3: The Role of the Worship Leader

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

one more thing before bedtime

oh ya . . . i forgot . . . i have a really talented student that made this:

I figure since she is probably the only one who reads my blog it wouldn't be too big of a deal to post it :)

A Lot to Think About

Well, these past few days have been pretty amazing . . . but not in the way that most people would expect. I have been REALLY challenged by some people in my life to step it up. Some of these challenges have come directly . . . like "you need to step it up" . . . and others have challenged me through inspiration and example. But both have been equally as challenging and difficult to handle. I feel like I am at a crossroads in my life right now and I want to make the right turns. So needless to say . . . I have a lot to think about. I am really trying to rely on God for strength and energy as I start to get tired. Please pray for me . . . I have a lot to think about :)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Wife-less weekend

Well, the wife was in California this weekend babysitting the three boys she used to nanny for, and i was left at the house. I miss her a ton, but it was a nice relaxing weekend. Friday night I got to hang with the guys . . . which rocked. Saturday and Sunday were awesome because i got to sleep a lot!

Resonate went fairly well. I thought Matt Vairetta did an amazing job speaking (as he always does). Worship went ok . . . i still feel like there is a gap somewhere, like something is missing from our worship experiences that I can't quite put my finger on. The band always sounds great, but there is an attitude of worship and reverence that we are missing. I'm trying to figure out how to change that at Resonate. I'm going to spend some time tomorrow processing that a little bit . . . maybe I'll post some thoughts to see what ya'll think. If you do go to Resonate, comment and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Long day

So today was a long day . . . I had a pretty good day at work . . . lots of meetings, but i had student leadership today! I love my student leadership team!

I had a bunch of bouncy balls thrown in my office . . .
small groups were cool, but i couldn't stop thinking about the Laker's game on tonight . . .
and then when i got home, my dog had gone to the bathroom all over herself and the bathroom, so i spent twenty minutes cleaning that up . . .

I guess it wasn't such a horribly long day, but it sure feels nice to be resting right now!!

Monday, May 12, 2008


Karyss and I just went and saw the movie "21" . . . pretty entertaining movie, a little predictable, but entertaining.

The big takeaway . . . I really want to learn to count cards :)

First Post

Hey guys,

I've tried blogging once before and it didn't really work out all that well for me. I hope this time it goes better. This blog will serve a few different purposes:

1. To talk about my life
- I'll leave updates on things that are going on in my life with my family, friends, and job
2. To communicate with my team
- I hope a lot of the readers will be the high school team members at Central and they can check out my blog and see what is happening at Resonate
3. For me to express myself
- I've felt like there has been no great avenue of expression for me in my life recently, and this blog could be a tool for my expression and growth

I hope you guys check it out frequently or even subscribe to my blog. I'll try and post something at least once a week.

Let me know if you are reading my blog by leaving a comment on any of my posts. Thanks guys!!