The Power of Vulnerability

Part of my role for the Junior High Mission Trip included leading the nightly devotions for the students. One of my nightly talks surprised me as I had five or six people approach me afterward telling me how much they enjoyed it and how much it meant to them. I spent a lot of time…

My First Rodeo

Recently, college friends of mine were vacationing near Fort Worth. We made plans to get together so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to finally go to a rodeo at the Stockyards. Throughout the night we saw barrel racing, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and team roping. We had a great time…

Renovation

Have you noticed? There is a new play structure called a Gaga ball pit in the church playground. This project was simultaneously one of the most exciting and exhausting things that I have been involved in since arriving at FUMC Hurst. It took five adults, eight students and nine hours to build on a day…

What Child Is This?

Have you ever realized that you are singing a song that you don’t actually know the lyrics to? This happens to me more often than I would like to admit. The last instance occurred the other week when I was singing Christmas carols with my friends. After listening my whole life to Christmas carols each…

The Greatest Marriage

As I write this post, my sister is set to get married in 5 days. I’m really looking forward to the wedding for numerous reasons. The first reason is that I’m really happy for my sister. I’m thrilled that she has found a Christian man who loves her and whom she loves. I am excited…

Connecting with Communities, New & Old

About a month and a half ago, my wife and I packed up all of our possessions and moved from Northern California to Hurst, Texas. We left behind everything that we knew for a city that we had only been to once. We knew that moving so far away after recently getting married would be…