This may be the last year we are all able to vacation together as a family, so we asked Connor were he’d like to go – anywhere in the country! He picked Disneyland with a stay  at the Grand Californian. We had a great week and extended our time with a stay in West Hollywood at my sister’s place and a day at Universal Studios. What a rush!

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Camping Trip 2011

June 21, 2011 — Leave a comment

Every year, the boys and I take a camping trip up in the mountains. This year, we joined Connor’s best friend MAtt and his family in northern California at Trinity Lake for a week of camping, waterskiing, wake boarding, wake surfing, and tubing. It was a blast!

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Osama bin Laden

Former Taliban leader, Osama bin Laden











In the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden, there have been a lot of verses flying around the Internet lately. It’s been a virtual sword drill… the Proverbs People vs. the Ezekiel Army.

Here are the basic verses and views of each side:

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Al Davis

Al Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders

When Al Davis fired Tom Cable as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders at the end of the last season, I thought, “This guy has finally lost it.”

The Raiders had looked incredible during the second half of the season. They were playing like a team again. Things were looking great for this upcoming season.

Then Davis fired Cable.

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Good Medicine

April 26, 2011 — Leave a comment

Proverbs says that laughter is “like medicine for the soul.”

Get ready to take your medicine…

Concert excitement, evident in the raised hands of youth.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images (#91870899). Photographer: Gail Shotlander


Dear Worship Leader,

Here’s something to remember this week: It’s not about you.

That’s what I thought as I walked onto the stage last week at my church.

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I recently attended my 11th Re:Create Conference in Franklin, TN. This year, my friend, fellow Fresnan and worship leader, Jon Shebaglian, was there. Jon is a wonderful Christian man who has a passion for Christ that literally oozes out of him.

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Today I thought I’d tell you about a great tool called Dragon Dictation. Dragon Dictation allows you to speak into your iPhone and it turns your speech into text.

Yep… and it does it REALLY well.

You can then take that text and e-mail it, SMS it, tweet it or post it to Facebook. I would encourage you to check it out. If you have an iPhone, you can download it for free from the AppStore.

I love it. I use it all the time. In fact I used it to create this blog post.

And here’s something fun:

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I back up all of my DVDs to a 2 GB hard drive using HandBrake. In future posts, I’ll give you the basics of HandBrake usage as well as how I used a MacMini and an AppleTV to create a great media server for my upstairs and downstairs TVs.

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The New Bike

July 29, 2010 — 2 Comments

I headed down to Ventura, CA to Ray’s Bike Shop today to pick up my new road bike. I’ve got nothing but great things to say about owner, Ray. He really went above and beyond to help me get exactly what I wanted.

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