Thursday, June 26, 2008

Moving Day

My sister had it right. It is moving we got the same day I don't know.

I am all moved out of one house, but unlike my sister I am sleeping on the carpet at the new place for a night while I wait for the movers to arrive in the AM with our stuff.
Yeah for movers who shuttle all the boxes, undo the screws and little stuff, only to reassemble it again on the other end.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day Tribute

Just some pics of Dad. I am proud to be your son.
Here's to Cool Wimp!

Monday, June 09, 2008


As I prepare to enter a new ministry setting, I am trying to make sure I have certain books and ideas ready and at hand.

Some ideas I have had posted on my wall in my office as we have been working on visioning at Del Rosa UMC and developing new leaders have these brief notes highlighted:

Vision is what we want to do with the gifts, talents and resources we have.

Mission is how we go about our vision.

Inherent to each of these statements is that core values, spiritual gifts inventories, talent banks, and community network/resource mapping is included in the development of the Vision and Mission of a church. These are pieces I need to highlight and process in my new setting.

Of course the development of these things means that people then take those ideas and turn them into action.

When I was working as a youth director in different settings I began to create a plan for implementing new youth workers into the program. I think it works for anyone entering any form of ministry.

Ask them to find their way into leadership with the following model:

Good stuff, and I want to remember it. I figured sharing it might be useful too.


Sunday, June 08, 2008

Random Pictures

Just some catching up with photos, while I continue to pack and plan and prep for my move to Ojai.

Pictures from Geneva FUMC, when we went back to My Wife's Grandmother's Funeral:

The big front sanctuary stained glass:
Where my dedicated mother-in-law spends many hours at church in Geneva, practicing and training the choir:

Preaching gig back at my home church (Mom & Dad Camphouse, Grandma Ruth Spencer & Me)

Trust me, blurry is better:
Where we spent our Anniversary in Oxnard:

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Quotes of the Day

I guess I needed a little inspiration today.

Here is what God gave me the opportunity to intersect with in my readings:

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

George Bernard Shaw, "Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and ask 'Why not?'"

Time to get to dreaming.