See You Tomorrow C3!
June 28, 2008, 7:15 pm
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It’s Saturday night and I am getting ready for a busy Sunday. Tomorrow I am meeting with our entire Connections Team to give a little pep talk as we are in the throws of summertime. I am so blessed to lead such a fine group of people on the Connections Team that sacrifice week end and week out to make the C3 experience possible. I am looking forward to talking with them face to face and just to let them know how much I and the entire staff appreciates them and their commitment to reaching people.

I am also getting the privilege to help with the baptism brunch tomorrow immediately following the Sunday morning services. I will be baptizing a work associate and friend of Andrea’s tomorrow that just recently gave her life to Christ. Tania is a great friend of Andrea and I and I feel blessed to be a part of her new walk with Christ.

Well that’s it for the end of the week update. I need to go pick up my beautiful wife who I took to work today. It’s always great to spend as much time with my wife as I can. I love her “to infinity and beyond”. 🙂

See you tomorrow C3!


Hey Hey It’s Wednesday
June 25, 2008, 12:11 pm
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It is crazy how fast time just flies by. At this point last week Andrea and I were getting ready to get out of O-Town for a few days. Of course last weekend flew by fast as we were enjoying cloudy skies in Ft. Lauderdale. We have been back to work since Monday and sometimes it seems like you never even took any time off. O well that is the nature of the beast.

I am looking forward to this Sunday as we wrap up our “One Prayer” Series and then the following Sunday with C3 taking over Avalon Amphitheater with Shane & Shane.

After service this Sunday we are doing a Baptism/Brunch for all the new Christians who have committed to being Christ-Followers. I am so looking forward to celebrating with all of my new brothers and sisters who have given their lives to Jesus.

It’s going to be another crazy few weeks C3’ers. God is doing incredible things in peoples’ lives. I am just glad I get to be a part of the movement of God in East Orlando!

Alright that wraps it up for Wednesday. Have a great rest of the week!

Ft. Lauderdale
June 20, 2008, 9:33 am
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Andrea and I are spending a few days with friends at their condo on Ft. Lauderdale beach. It’s always good to get away for a few days of vacation. Have a great weekend guys and we’ll see you all next week! And thank you to everyone who came to Andrea’s B-day party at the skating rink. What a great way to start our mini-vacation.

Happy Birthday Andrea
June 18, 2008, 12:41 pm
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Today my beautiful wife turns 30 years old. What an unbelievable blessing that arrived thirty years ago today. I love you honey. You are the most beautiful woman in the world! And you don’t look a day over 22!

A Big Hole Of A Day
June 15, 2008, 5:10 pm
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Where can I begin? This is a question that one should probably never start a blog with but it’s kind of how I feel right now in the moment. Today is, of course, Father’s Day. I really try not to think on things that pull me down too much in an emotional state, but for me this day has that effect. It’s because on this day as much as I would love to celebrate my dad and love on him I can’t, because he is not here.

I know people will probably think or say you should think about what a great dad you had and celebrate him that way. Yes, I would definitely agree with you that I had an unbelievable loving, caring, compassionate, Godly man in my dad. Yes, I should thank God for giving me such a great father here on this earth for the time I had him. And many, many times during the year or even daily when there is no reason at all, I do thank God and look back fondly on the memories of dad. But, today I really can’t celebrate because the person that this day is for is not here. It’s a huge hole of a day for me.

If you are a child of a parent that has gone on to heaven you really can relate and know what I am feeling. Because Father’s Day or Mother’s Day isn’t really a day for Fathers and Mothers it’s a day for the children of Fathers and Mothers. It’s a day when kids can kick back with their dads and say stuff like, “thank you Pops for being my Dad” or “I love you dad” or “I hope you enjoy today father, we are going to Longhorn in honor of you!” Those are but a few phrases that I will never again get to say because my dad is no longer here. The opportunity has passed for me.

It is something that everyone, eventually will have to deal with. It’s part of a circle of life and I know I’m not alone but days like today really hurt my heart. So if your dad is still alive take at least a little time with him and cherish each conversation, each meal, each interaction because all too soon the opportunity is gone, never to be recaptured again.

All I have now are pictures and memories. So Father’s Day is a big ole’ hole of a day for me. What I would give for one more hug, one more smile, one more time of seeing him work on a car or raise his hands in worship to God. What I would give for just one more moment with my dad. So I’ll just say it too my heart because that’s the only place where dad still exists on this earth, Happy Father’s Day, Thanks for being my dad, I love ya daddy.

Love on him while he’s still here because those moments will get you through the days when there is nothing but a big hole because he can’t be with you. Thank God that death can’t take away my memories and heaven has dad until one day I’ll see him again. That day will truly be a Father’s day in more ways than one and Father’s day will no longer be a hole for me.

July 6th

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Awesome Friday
June 13, 2008, 10:03 am
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I know, I know I haven’t blogged in a week. For all of you blog addicts out there in the blogosphere, I’m sorry. It has just been a week of processing quite a few things in my little head and so I haven’t really felt like blogging. But today is another story. I do feel like blogging.

I’ll just make this short and sweet. No big profound blog on this Friday just some light writing and good times. Let me just say it is so awesome sometimes when people surprise you. You might ask, what are you talking about? Well you’ll just have to keep on wondering because I’m not going to tell but I will say this. Sometimes people come through for you and when that happens you can’t help but be proud of folks.

Also, you people that I sent invitations for Andrea’s surprise b-day party (Yes she knows we are getting together for her 30th but she has no clue where we are going so it is still a surprise so shhhh!). Call me or email to let me know you’re coming

Anyway, have an awesome Friday and a great weekend. I’m looking forward to another unbelievable Sunday at C3 Church! Remember, Love Wins!