My Parent’s 30th Wedding Anniversary

Last night we celebrated my parent’s 30th Wedding Anniversary by having a vow renewal for them with one of the pastors that helped perform the original ceremony back in 1979. It was an awesome time that just further reminded me what great parents I have! Anyways, below is the video I put together commemorating their last 30 years…enjoy!!

On a side note, here’s a link to one of my favorite moments of the whole night.

Fathers and Ministry

So tomorrow’s Father’s Day. I almost feel obligated to say something special about my dad (which I will!), but if you are a father out there – don’t ever underestimate the impact you have on your kids. It’s huge!  They are watching your every word and action.  Whether they say it or not, your influence on them is going to play a big role as to what direction their lives go.  Make the most of your influence.

For those of you that are pastors, even more so – don’t be the pastor who can lead his church but not his kids.  Make your family a priority!  I am the product of a father that took family seriously.  When I was playing soccer growing up, I knew my dad would be in the bleachers rooting me on.  When I missed a ground ball in baseball, I knew my dad would be there after the game to let me know it was going to be alright.  The Apostle Paul asks a great question in 1 Timothy 3, “If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?” Be a good father to your family first, and a good shepherd to your church second.

Thanks Dad for being such a great model to me of what it means to be a father and pastor! One day I hope to be the same!!

My Sister’s Graduation

This past week I attended my sister’s graduation from my alma mater, Central Bible College. It was so cool to see her walk down the aisle and receive her degree. I can’t express how proud I am of her – she’s so worked hard and it’s paid off!!

She graduated with her degree in Missions and since she was a kid her goal has been to be a missionary to Africa. God has really had His hand on her life from an early age. I can’t wait until the day she’s ministering in Africa. Someone might want to warn Satan, because once she steps foot on African soil, things are going to start happening!! Way to go Tash – I’m proud of you!

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