Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I think too many people in this world have become lazy and apathetic. Allow me to explain.

There are so many things going on in the world around us, and I'm not saying "the world" necessarily - but our world - the one God has placed us in. Why are people not willing to stand up for their beliefs and make time to make a difference.

Why are people suffering? Why do we allow people to go hungry - when it's obvious that some have too much?

I think it's time that we all take the focus off of ourselves, truly stop thinking about "me me me" and move to make a difference in our world. It may seem too big to change the entire world - but if we all do our part we can change the world.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Too Soon, Yet Timed Just Right...

At 6:06 am my phone rang - it woke me from a deep sleep. I rolled over, looked at the caller ID and said to myself "just a few more minutes of sleep, then I'll call him back." It's a phone call I wish I would have taken when it came. It was from someone in need - a fellow brother - I'm sorry buddy that it took me another 20 minutes to roll out of bed and call you back - I should have been there.

The phone call marked the end of a life - Zach Cech - in our eyes way too soon, but in God's I'm sure it was timed just right. It was Zach's time - and as much as it hurts and as much as his friends and family don't want to let go - it's a must - when God calls - one must listen.

I didn't know you that well - just from when you were a camper and as a design team member - but the times I knew you, the times spent with you - one learned quickly that you were full of joy and passion. You loved life! My prayer Zach is that through your Call to come home - many others will remember and relive that joy and passion that you carried with you. I know that is what you would want. I know you're up there watching down on your loved ones - they need you right now.

To the one who called - at 6:06 - know that you are loved and that He will guide you during this difficult time. Don't bottle it up - God is there for you and will see you through! I love you buddy!

In Time Zach, I'll see you again!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


I just finished reading a great book; "Me, Myself, & Bob" by Phil Visher. If you've ever had a dream, (no, not the type you have while sleeping) a dream of achieving something, doing something, making a difference in the world....

....if so, this is a book for you to read. noted as "A true story about dreams, God and Talking Vegetables."

Check it out - there's a lot to learn from the failed broken dream of Phil Visher, check it out for yourself.