Season 5…

25 09 2008

of The Office, that is! i’m really excited.





Canvas core group…

22 09 2008

so last night we had our third Canvas core group meeting. we had around 35 people! it’s awesome to see people catch on and grow as a group. God is going to do amazing things with this church and this city.

Doug is teaching a series through Nehemiah and the vision that God has for us. he said something last night that’s been ringing in my ears: “If it’s your vision, you’re limited to your power and your resources. If it’s God’s vision, your limited to His power and His resources.” it’s simple, but it’s powerful. i can’t imagine trying to start a church with just my power and resources. it wouldn’t make it. i wouldn’t make it. and we also came to the conclusion that we get too worried about the HOW than the WHAT. we’ll get this vision and or this WHAT and want to dive head first into it. but then we get to HOW. to many visions die right there. when we let go and let God take care of HOW it’s going to work and HOW everything is going to take place and HOW everything is going to get paid for, we immediately let our possibilities be endless. in the words of Mark Tanner: “we God-size it.”





Date Night…

20 09 2008

so tonight my wife and i went on a date. it’s been a while since we went out so i submitted the idea and that was that. we first went to Outback Steakhouse, which was awesome. then after much deliberation yesterday and today on what cinematic adventure we would go on (My Best Friend’s Girl or Righteous Kill) we decided upon Righteous Kill. not bad. i liked it a lot. i mean it’s Robert freakin’ DeNiro and Al freakin’ Pacino. come on! anywho, all in all, it was nice to just spend time together and enjoy a night out.





Jesus Wants to Save Christians…

18 09 2008


that is Rob Bell’s new book. this is the synopsis: 

There is a church not too far from us that recently added a $25 million addition to their building. Our local newspaper ran a front-page story not too long ago about a study revealing that one in five people in our city lives in poverty. This is a book about those two numbers.

i’m going to suggest that you read the sample. it’s awesome.





Favy Chips…

16 09 2008

i have a favorite kind of chips now. sad or cool? don’t know, all i do know is these chips are freakin’ awesome!





Where have I been you ask?…

16 09 2008

i’m gonna tackle three things in this one so stay with me. it’s been a crazy couple of weeks and i’m exhausted! we had the React Conference over the weekend. and we started core group meetings at Canvas. and our internet is taken from my parent’s wireless so it comes and goes.

The REACT Conference:

the React conference was awesome. honestly, i’m not sure how many students were there, but if i were to guestimate…..i’d say around 60-70. but that’s not what it’s about. we had an amazing time of worship and reflection this past weekend. on the technical side, it was sweet. we had more than we were used to but we welcomed it with open arms as we were lead by our fearless sound/tech man, Jared “that’s what she said” Gunter. it was just really cool to have a whole weekend devoted to the influence of God.

CANVAS Core Group:

this is really exciting to me, because i feel that God is going to do amazing things with Canvas Church. it’s so refreshing to be part of something so new and so ready to be the church instead of go to church. so far we’re meeting in a living room but after only two weeks we have to find a bigger place. we’re doing a study in Nehemiah and going over the vision that’s been laid on Doug’s heart and the Canvas team. it’s really exciting to see Canvas coming alive and blooming. for those of you interested, Doug Garvin is the Lead Pastor and is an absolutely captivating jazz flautist…….not really.

Bad Internet Connection:

that’s pretty much it. i have a bad wireless signal………..that’s all.





I’m not sure what to think…

6 09 2008

…about this video that seems to be getting a little more popular by the day. my brother and ragamuffin soul are the blogs i saw this on, and i haven’t stopped laughing. it truly is amazing. by the way the electric guitarist is freakin’ amazing…