Our Focus Determines Our Experience

My children and I have a new tradition that started this year that I’m having a blast with.  Every day after school we go to a different park with our dog Toby and we run.  Well the boys definitely run, and I do my best to run, let’s call it a jog, while Monica walks our dog.  It is probably my favorite thing to do right now outside of hiking with my family.  I look forward to it . . . Read More »

The Worst Deal Ever

Microsoft is worth 290 billion. If you could, would you buy Microsoft for 2 million dollars? Ross Perot had that chance. In 1979, Ross Perot lead the Company named EDS [Electronic Data Systems] and passed on the opportunity to buy Microsoft when its value was around 2 million. Perot, a billionaire, said no. Today, Bill Gate’s stock is worth 7 billion, twice the value of Perot’s worth. Ross Perot said, “It’s one of the biggest mistakes I have . . . Read More »

You Matter

You matter more than you will ever know. We are in a series called ‘Risk.’ We started the series with Peter’s story when Jesus calls out to Peter to invite him out of the boat. Peter had to face and overcome fear. We said, to follow Christ, we too will have to face and overcome fear. We said the most dangerous place we could ever be; is in the boat. The best place to me, is to follow . . . Read More »

The Mind Blowing Invitation

Last week we really kicked off our new series called “Risk.”  I thought Ken and Kim did a great job of really challenging us and let’s face it, for a lot of us it is important to have someone love us enough to challenge us to get out of the boat, because it is easy to get comfortable.  It is easy to find warmth and security inside the “boat” we call life, and not be willing to take . . . Read More »


22 Immediately after this, Jesus made his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake while he sent the people home. 23 Afterward he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone. 24 Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. 25 About three o’clock in the morning Jesus . . . Read More »