What's Up?

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Rather than fancy writing, I’m just going to mind dump “what’s up” in my life. Here goes:

  • Well, just like many of you, the blog has taken second fiddle to Twitter/Facebook.
  • I’m not reading blogs & I’m not writing on mine (much).
  • If you want me to read your blog, twitter when you post – I’ll try and catch it.
  • I love my new job.
  • I love my new church.
  • I’m stoked that we are partnering with Impact Church to plant Rancho Community Murrieta (looks like I’m right back into church planting).
  • Miss my buddy Vince – but stoked that he has a new job!
  • I’m currently watching “America’s Got Talent”, and like I said a year ago, it should be called “America’s Got NO Talent”.
  • I’m designing a ton, including a brand new website for Rancho Community – working with @worshiptechie on it; he’s making it work (we’re using Drupal in case anyone is wondering).
  • Working with my buddy Trasier on a project called “TasteofTemecula.net” (I hate capitalized letters in URL’s…)
  • Took the kids to UP – a great movie, probably over their heads (yes, that was a pun).
  • Reading “Life Together” by Bonheoffer – blowing my mind.
  • Finished “What is a Healthy Church” by Mark Dever – a good little read, challenging for church planter yahoos (like me).
  • Got to play drums 3x’s in the past couple months for @rkweblog, @tysonmorlet, and @ericbeeman.
  • Miles is now headed to First Grade – it will be his first time going to school 5 days a week, all day (he turns 7 in September!).
  • I’m so blessed that I get to work at the same school that both my kids go to (yes, I work at the church and the school).
  • I’m seriously struggling with envy every time I look at my phone – I want a Palm Pre.
  • I started the year reading through the Bible chronologically. I failed.
  • I think I’m going to do the Read the Bible in 90 days.
  • Out of nowhere, I’ve been having high blood pressure; usually I’m 110/70 with a heart rate of 50. Two weeks ago I was 160/70/50, this week I’ve been 130/70/50. Went to the doc and she said to stop drinking coffee, exercise more, and watch it for a month. Attempting all three, so we’ll see.
  • Been trying to get inspired by looking at other designers – lots of delicious tagging going on.
  • I met a guy who brews his own beer – after our conversation, I walked away with 2 “how to” books, which are incredible. There may be a “McLean Triple Chocolate Stout” on the horizon.
  • I’m excited to be going to the Antioch School of Ministry starting in the fall – in four years I’ll be able to say I’ve been educated.
  • We moved, again. This time out to the Temecula Wine Country. We’re on 5 acres of wine grapes – everyone is super stoked – fits us like a glove, since both Jen and I pretty much grew up together in Wine Country (Ok, I didn’t really grow up with her, but we’ve been together for over 15 years).
  • We currently have no Cable, no phone, and (gulp), no internet. That’s right. I’ve been tethering my phone when I need to get online. (We do get about 4 TV stations).
  • I’ve gotten back on the Mountain Bike about 3 times in the last couple weeks – feels good. For those that don’t know, I used to be a pretty adamant biker (& surfer).
  • Jen and I are currently reading “Shepherding Your Child’s Heart” by Tripp. We have a huge desire to be great (not good) parents. If you pray for us – pray that we would love & shepherd our children like God does his.
  • I’m getting tired of having only “Christian” friends (no offense to you who are). I need to do some things to get out of the church/christian bubble – Christ’s command was to go out, into the world.
  • Pastor Scott is teaching through Isaiah over the next few weeks – I CAN’T WAIT (and that is not an exaggeration). I think we will get a clearer understanding of God’s plan for Salvation & Redemption.
  • I recently went from following over 600 people on Twitter, to a more manageable 150 or so. Life is quieter.
  • I’m learning patience from my children and my job. I’ve realized that I am impatient and often motivated by the wrong things. I’m hoping to trust God more and relax.
  • I’ve been blessed beyond what I deserve and have every reason to be thankful and joyful – and I intend to live into that more.

Thanks for reading!

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