Why I Was At A Strip Club Last Week (It’s Not What You Think. Watch Before You Judge) …

My hunt to find where people are praying big, ridiculous, audacious prayers led me to a point in the Bronx, NY last week. Hunts Point, to be specific. Even more specifically, I found myself standing outside a strip club talking to my friend Reggie Stutzman, pastor of Real Life Church. You won’t believe what he’s daring to ask God for! Watch our interview.

The Higher I Climb, The Less I Know

The quote below, in my opinion, accurately describes my life in God. The more I get to know Him, the less I realize I know – about Him, myself, and life. The more I know, the less I know, and the more faith I need. Selah.

“After a big route in the Alps, I always think I know myself, know exactly who I am. It is only above 8000 meters that I realize again and again just how little I really do know about myself and my body, myself and the mountain.”

Excerpt From:
Ed Viesturs & David Roberts. “The Will to Climb.” Crown Publishers, 2011-10-04. iBooks.
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Jr. High Pizza Party

On Sunday afternoon we had a bunch of our Jr. High students over to the house for a pizza party. We had such a fun time together!


SRC Student Ministry in the Paper!

Today we were excited to see that our youth ministry made the Manhasset Press! Full-page spread. So proud of our students! Thanks to Steve and Judy Chin-Bock for getting our story out there to inspire people.


Claudia Speaks at High School Club

My oldest daughter Claudia is so awesome! Yesterday I had the privilege of listening to her speak at her high school Christian Club. She is a great young speaker, and shared her story so clearly, courageously pointing her peers to Jesus. God is doing good things at Roslyn High School, and we are so proud of her!


Look Who We Sat Next To On The Train

Yesterday I took Mike and Ren with me to shoot a video interview with my friend Reggie Stutzman in the Bronx for my message this coming Sunday at Shelter Rock Church. When we got on the train, Ren was tuning up the video camera, and look who was sitting next to us! It was CNN reporter Richard Quest! He was very nice when we said Hi to him, and last night he Tweeted me, saying he saw us on the train and was curious about what we were going to film. I told him we were going to interview a friend who is doing some awesome community transformation with his church in the Bronx.


Autistic Artist Stephen Wiltcher “The Human Camera” Draws Cities from Memory

We Did It!

Thanks to everyone who supported my first-ever half-marathon run. Yesterday I completed the race with an official time of 2:17:02. That was a bit slower than I was hoping for, but I pulled my hamstring at the 10-mile marker when I decided to stretch. Bad idea. The last 3 miles were tough, but I persevered and finished. Most importantly, I exceeded my goal of raising $1,310 for World Vision! Thanks to my friends and family, so far $1,430 has come in, and I have commitments for even more, which should bring the total to about $1,600! The team from our churchraised over $58,000! Wow! What a privilege to be a part of a community of faith that show their solidarity with others around the world.


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