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THE NECESSITY OF RISK

For some reason, I feel like I have been experiencing a range of emotion that I never felt before; higher highs and lower lows. The mountain tops are full of excitement and passion, yet the lows have been caused by of a grieving process that I was not aware would happen. These past seven or…

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Church Planting Is Not Sexy

I look back on old photos and laugh at what was once thought as “good looking” or “sexy” in my glory days of junior high and high school. It was all about baggy pants. Now, skinny jeans are in. And the hair! From undercuts to bleached-tip spikes, from shag or fro to fo-hawk or high-top…

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GETTIN’ IN THE WAY!

Have you ever had a situation, or a season in life where you get frustrated because things just aren’t happening the way that you want them to? Or maybe it’s happening, but it’s not happening fast enough? I had an entire year of that sort of frustration.  I was doing everything I could to succeed…

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NO SMALL TASK

Yesterday my wife and I were driving to pick up our two younger kids and talking about some of the different aspects of church planting and both the blessings and the challenges it brings. She said something that struck me, so I asked her to write about it. The phrase she said that caught me…

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THE WAITING PLACE

“To everything there is a season- and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecc 3:1). And as a Type A person, one of my favorite seasons is the season of harvest. I love seeing when all the work comes to fruition.  In contrast, one of my least favorite seasons is a season of…

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BABY BEAR PRAYERS

So I have two, three-year-old sons, and at this stage of life, bedtime books are all the rage. While they have since moved on to a different book, there was about a three-week stint where, without fail, The Three Bears was chosen by one of our two boys for their bedtime pick. For those of you who…

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OUR VOICE POST ELECTION

So we have a new president- that is the fact.  Hate it, love it, either way, it is our next step for America. From what I can remember, this is one of the fiercest, hard fought, and nail-biting elections I have seen. Emotions are extremely high on both sides of the result, as it should…

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SAVING OUR BROKEN HUMANITY, ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME

My wife, Julie Snodgrass, had the idea of her posting on here once in a while. So she wrote this beautiful post and I had to share with you all… Enjoy! “I was talking to a friend yesterday and I was struck but the amazing capacity in the development of people, relationships, and human possibility.…

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THEY WILL KNOW US BY OUR LOVE

People keep asking me my thoughts on these past few days. The events of the past few days has brought intense heaviness to my heart. So many innocent people dead, so many families left grieving. So much division, hatred, finger pointing, blaming, and heartache. Generalizations are being thrown around left and right, and the divide…

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WE ARE EXPECTING

I am happy to announce we are expecting! A NEW CHURCH THAT IS. January 15th is our expected launch weekend for Unite Church in Pasadena, CA and, Wow! God is so good and his Church is a beautiful thing. Over the past months I have had numerous conversations with so many people from so many…

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