Road Trip.

I’m leaving in a few hours to go up north (Flagstaff/Payson) for a relaxing week away with Jess before Cruz is born. The only thing on the schedule for the next few days is 2 games of golf with my good friend Justin Dodson. Other than that, there’s no itinerary and that’s how we plan to keep it!

Reading, walking, sitting on a porch, taking in God’s grandness, and enjoying 75 degree weather.

The other part of the trip that I’m excited about is driving up to Payson tonight to drop off our dog Audio at my grandparents house. It’s just going to be me, Audio, and the radio with the windows down (Jess is coming up tomorrow…I’m not forgetting her).

There’s just something about the open road with some sweet tunes and the fresh breeze that makes me smile.

Some people can’t handle being alone on a road trip, but I relish it. Especially when you get to sing at the top of your lungs, and you’re alone with your ideas, and there’s a beautiful landscape streaming past your car.

It’s one of my favorite things.

So my question is, what do you play at full volume when you’re hitting the pavement by yourself? Right now, I have an eclectic mix of Explosions In The Sky, Sigur Ros, Coldplay, Charlie Hall’s new album “The Bright Sadness”, and some other various worship stuff.

What’s your favorite road trip music?


Peaches & Bulls.

Oh man.

This is my friend Luke Peach attempting his very best at riding a motorized bull. I cry from laughing every single time I watch this…


Don’t worry he’s not really handicapped…he just looks like he his.

Confession from Mike G…

Well, if you are at all immersed in the modern movement of music within the church then you may have stumbled upon/heard about the sad story of Mike Guglielmucci who wrote the prolific song “Healer”. The song has been absolutely exploding around the church and has been a veritable anthem with lyrics proclaiming God’s healing.

The song is awesome.

Well, most of you have heard that Mike has been lying for the past few years about having terminal cancer so I won’t go into that whole debacle, but I came across this statement/press release shared by Mike’s family.

It’s painfully sad. It seems that Mike has been dealing with an insurmountable struggle with addictions. And it looks like he has been living inside a black hole of lies and deceit and shame and heartache for a LONG time.

My heart is sad for him.

Read the article here.


We had our 7 month 3D ultrasound last Friday, and captured this amazing picture…










I can’t begin to express how cool that is.

He has my nose.


What were you saying about us not being divinely created?….

“You can drink a gallon of milk in 10 seconds?”

So Jessica is a Friends fanatic and she got me hooked a couple of years ago when she quickly acquired, oh I don’t know, ALL the Friends seasons on DVD. Well, unless you lived in the Mariana Trench for the last 12 years then I’m sure you’ve seen at least one episode.

I’m writing this because I came home tonight and she was watching season 8 (she likes to watch them when I’m not home because it makes her feel safe, haha), and it made me remember my all time favorite scene from Friends.

Good frickin grief this is funny…

What’s your favorite Friends episode or scene?

Hide & Seek? I win….

Oh yes. My wildest boyhood dreams are coming closer to being true…

I can’t wait till those brainiacs figure this one out.

I love my small group…

The small group that Jess and I have the privilege of being in and help lead is amazing. It’s a little community of 6 young married couples that get to share together and support one another through life. We get to pray together and show love to one another and laugh with each other. And soon we are going to be serving together for the first time.

We’ve put together 20 big bags with all kinds of toiletries, shampoos, soaps, sunscreen, crackers, trail mix, toothbrushes, t-shirts and other items that would be beneficial to a person living on the street. We’re going to go out together and pass them out in a few days. Here’s some pic’s of us putting them together…


It won’t be much since we only have 20 bags, but I know that it will be a real blessing for 20 people who haven’t felt like someone cared about them in a while.

I’ll keep you guys updated when we go out…

Any ideas that your small groups are doing to serve together?