It was a Tuesday night. I was volunteering as a leader in the youth group of my now Father-in-Law’s church when the most BEAUTIFUL WOMAN I had ever seen walked into the room. I turned to my friend Bryce and said, “You see that girl right there, I’m gonna marry that girl!” He looked back at me and responded, “That’s my sister.”
We were married on October 19th, 2001. Lindsay makes my life work. She’s my BEST FRIEND and the absolute LOVE OF MY LIFE. She is a great mom, wife, friend, and leader.
There is no logical reason for her to be married to me other than the GRACE OF GOD!
To be honest, I never thought I would ever be a Dad. I thought that was something only “grown-ups” did. When Lindsay and I were first married and people would ask us when we were going to start having kids, it was impossible for me to imagine life with a family… now, I can’t imagine my life without my kids. My daughters Reese, Dylan, Audrey, and son Cameron are the greatest gifts God could ever give me.
I love the adventure of being a Dad, you never know what you’re going to experience day today, but it’s always fun… if you don’t really want to know any more about my kids, you probably never want to visit this blog again or follow me on Twitter.
If you’re ever in the DFW area, and you’re looking for a church centered on WORSHIP and the PRESENCE OF GOD, Gateway Church is the place for you!
(I also serve as the Director of the World Prayer Team, an organization founded in 2003 with a vision of uniting the Body of Christ around the World in prayer. You can learn more about the World Prayer Team on our website.)
Is this a joke?… Yes and No…
I came across the term “Gentleman Explorer” while reading about Julius Brenchley, born on November 30th, 1816 (we share the same the birthday, he’s slightly older though.) in Kent, England. Brenchley was an ordained minister and dubbed a “Gentleman Explorer”, who “spent much of his adult life exploring the world in his tireless search for knowledge. His life was shaped by his ‘passionate love of wandering’.”
I thought that sounded fun… and to be honest it’s a way to remind me to relax and be myself.
There was a time that I took myself WAY too seriously. I thought ministers were supposed to be serious, firm, quiet and stoic. The COMPLETE OPPOSITE of who I am. I’m a goof-off, smart alack who has stuck his foot in his mouth so many times I can tell you the brand of shoes you are wearing by the taste.
I take the CALL OF GOD on my life VERY SERIOUSLY, I take my position as a Pastor VERY SERIOUSLY, I just try not to take myself to seriously… sometimes I think that one of the greatest things pastors can do to spread the Gospel is just lightening up and have some fun. How can we be expected to share the GOOD NEWS if it’s BAD NEWS to everyone else when we show up.
You can read more about Julius Brenchley Here.