Thursday, November 26, 2009


Today, I ran, ate and just hung out with family. I am blessed beyond measure. Tomorrow, I will do NOTHING......

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


All of us have problems. Whether relational, business, leadership, family, etc, we all have them. It's easy sometimes to always point the finger at others or circumstances. The one thing though that is constant in your problems, is YOU. Have you ever been honest enough with yourself to even consider that? It is very sobering and greatly needed if you and I are going to continue to grow and develop as leaders and people. It's sooo easy to always point the finger at something or someone else. Remember, when you point your finger, there are always 3 pointing back.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

C3 update

The drywall is going up in the sanctuary! We had a few time consuming snags, but we are now rolling again at good speed. This building is a testimony of what happens when some Christ followers link arms together to reach their community. It will all be just in time too. All 3 services are starting to fill up as we are currently in another growth spurt at C3. It's all about leading others to LifeChange through Jesus Christ!

bury anger alive

Listening to Gary Smalley on my ipod this morning and had a line that I thought was great. He said, that you always have to BURY ANGER ALIVE. You will never bury it dead, it must be buried alive, while you are still dealing with it. This statement is so true. So what anger do you need to bury alive....while it is still fresh...and while it is still alive?

Monday, November 23, 2009


Today, Keri and I get to eat lunch at preschool with Kali for the "Feast." I can't wait to eat with my wife and little girl. I find that these little things are the important things in life. I never want to get so busy that I miss these once in her little lifetime opportunities.

Friday, November 20, 2009


The day has finally arrived! It is THE greatest rivalry in all of sports. It is the OHIO STATE vs. michigan football game. Even though there isn't a National Championship or Rose Bowl on the line, there is the PRIDE of this game. What happens on that field tomorrow will echo through the halls of eternity. It will be an epic battle of foes......OK...I'm done goodnight. GO BUCKS! O..H..


Vision does one of 2 things, it either grows or it dies. What is your vision? What picture of a better future do you see in your mind? Is it growing...or is it dying? What are you going to do about it?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

C 3 Ring Circus

I think the title says it all. There is so much change with our new addition being built, old classrooms being demolished, new structure being implemented and new vision being discussed, that at times it can be overwhelmingly crazy. My new philosophy is, if things are too comfortable or normal....we must not be pushing it enough. Of course the flip side of that statement is also true, "how long can we sustain this pace?" It's a fine line......the "red line"..ha.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

LifeChange never gets old

I love hearing stories of people's lives being changed by the power of God. Truly it never gets old. I tell people all the time, if lives are NOT being changed by Jesus Christ at C3, then just shut the doors because we have become a "club." If we say that "LifeChange" is our vision, then we need to have a scoreboard to see how we are doing. It must be the driving focus for EVERYTHING we do and for where our time, energy and money is spent.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

C3's 1st Missionary

Becky Medina has now become C3's first missionary! BeckE was on staff with us for a year and a half and is loved by everyone. She arrived in Jamaica today to work in the orphanage that we took our church missions trip to last year. We fell in love with the children and the people. They love BeckE there and she will do amazing. Watching BeckE on the missions field is like watching a fish swim in water. It is what God has designed her to do. We love you BeckE and we are all praying for you!

Monday, November 16, 2009

sectional meeting

I'm excited about our section pastors meeting tomorrow. I've asked 3 of my non-Assemblies of God pastors to sit on a panel and share from their experiences. All of these guys are pastoring growing churches in the Columbus area. They are great guys with a "Kingdom" mentality. I'm excited about the discussion and praying our pastors and leaders are able to glean from them.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday off

Today, Brent Salyers spoke at C3 and therefore gave me the Sunday off. I jumped in the car with a couple of guys and ran to see a video campus church in Millersburg Oh. They did a great job with everything. A special shout out to campus pastor and friend Bill Anderson, who allowed us to take him to lunch and pick his brain. Praying about possibilities for C3, as we do our best to make a "DENT" in Columbus for the name of Jesus!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

gone hunting

Tonight, a handful of C3 hunters are heading to an undisclosed location deep in the woods to hopefully arrow some meat for our freezers. A bunch of guys in the woods and then hanging in a rustic cabin (with cable TV)....I can't wait. Wish us luck! I will be out of cell phone reception and internet. (they do have places like this)


George Wood says, "You can tell how spiritually mature someone is by how they handle correction." This is such a true statement. It's funny how we can all think of others who this statement is true for, but what about us? How do we react when we are corrected by those in authority, or better yet, by those who are our peers?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Trust 2

"Can I trust you, to trust me?" Think on that for a while. I have some people in my life who could say YES. At C3, we all strive to give the other teammate the benefit of the doubt, in every situation. If something is said that could offend....they always get the benefit of the doubt. If someone comes with some negative comment or news about a teammate, they always get the benefit of the doubt until we can talk with them. It is awesome to have a team that trusts each others hearts.

Monday, November 9, 2009


A while back one of my boys was caught in a lie and I took the moment to teach a lesson. I took a pile of building blocks and said that every time you tell the truth, you build your tower a little higher. I told them how it takes a long time to build your tower of trust, but day after day, you build it it higher and higher. BUT, it only takes 1 lie, and .........then I knocked down the tower! Both my boys were looking on with big eyes. I then said, now, guess where you have to start to REbuild your the bottom. It takes a long time to build up trust and only 1 lie to knock it all down


Dwight Moody said, "Character is who you are in the dark." - Who are we when no one is looking? What are the hidden motives of our hearts? What would we do, if we knew that we would never get caught? What is that one chink in our armor that could take us down if not guarded? Every day is a battle for our character and integrity..........are you winning?
- New Church update - drywall hopefully starts this week. I love it when a plan comes together!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pickerington vs. Pickerington

Saturday night in the first level of HS playoff football games, Pickerington Central plays Pickerington North. The stadium, which is 100yds from C3, is having to bring in chairs to put on the track, to accommodate all the people. This will be a first for Pickerington. We will be parking cars on our lot and giving each car a $1.00 bill. We are expecting at least 250 cars on our lot and in our big grassy field. We also have several C3'ers working the concession stands that night. It is history in the making for Picktown!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

silent majority

The day of the "silent majority" is over. The power they used to wield has come to an end. Ohio being historically a more "conservative" state, just relented to allow "casino's" in our state. The casino's were pushing for MORE JOBS, but the end result has always led to higher crime. This vote revealed what is valued by Ohioans today. We vote for the NOW....with no thought to what we will leave our children to deal with.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

the middle of the night

Last night at 1:30 in the morning, our house alarm goes off. From a deep sleep, I jump up and grab my trusty night stick and ran downstairs. It's funny how I was about halfway down the steps before I actually woke up. At the bottom of the steps, I could see the the shadows of the living room! It was none other than the curtain rod which had fallen down and tripped the motion sensor. Our kids?.....they slept through the whole thing, screaming siren and all. We jumped back into the bed and stared at the ceiling for a while and finally drifted back to sleep! Things like that keep life interesting!