It’s funny how blessings come into your life in the most interesting ways. Last week I found out that I was the winner of a little contest over at Jenni Catron’s blog. I am now the owner of ‘Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands‘ by Nancy Ortberg. I didn’t even realize it but the forward is written by Patrick Lencioni, author of ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team‘, one of my favorite leadership books! Splendid, as my friend Karl would say. I received the book in the mail yesterday with an awesome little note – thank you Jenni. And if you don’t read her blog, I suggest you start (she’s the Executive Director at CrossPoint Church in Nashville). Here are a couple great posts to get started with:

Next, I had a little Starbucks meeting with my good friend Peter, where he not only hooked me up with a Grande Cinnamon Dulce Latte, but also a handfull of books. Peter’s one of those guys that I think Proverbs 18:24 is talking about when it says:

A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

He just showed up into my life about a year ago, and since then he’s been a great friend, and a guy where I don’t have to bring anything to the table when we hang out. We can chat about ministry, life, Wii, whatever – that’s kind of refreshing when usually all my conversations are complex and solution oriented… That’s not saying that he’s not deep – quite the contrary actually. Lot’s of times he’s got a great way of sharing some good wisdom with me.

Anywho. Peter dropped some great books on my plate this week, check ’em out:

The books on Women in Ministry were in response to this post, which brings this post back to a full circle, seeing as Jenni is a woman in ministry! Like I said, God blesses in interesting ways. Needless to say, I need to take a reading sabatical!

Designer. Communicator. Solutions Architect. Husband. Father of 4. Friend of God. I've dabbled in building, graphic design, worship, music, media, communications, connections, leadership, and now I'm an executive pastor at Rancho Community Church in Southern California.


  1. I’m going to have to check out these books on women in ministry! Hope you enjoy Nancy’s book!

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  2. ooooh Henry Nouwen, me likey.

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