Thursday, September 17, 2009

Marching to the next evolution


454 Talks about his perspective on ESOAL

487 thoughts


283 thoughts on today at ESOAL

The OC filled with water

View from the front lines


Your kids have undertaken an incredible task of trying to finish ESOAL. As I watched the interns begin ESOAL last night, I was so impressed, as I am each year that they are going to start something that is going to challenge them. What a challenge they are to me as I see them pushing themselves, relying on their teams, and asking God for the strength to continue.

I encourage you to keep leaving comments after the video's so that your young adults can read them after their ESOAL experience is completed.

Heath Stoner

Interns on Anvil

Ron Luce speaks to families

Ron Luce shares at beginning of ESOAL

Interns waving hi to families at beginning of ESOAL

Beginning of ESOAL 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Workout and Eating Well

So, I have been seriously wanting to get exercising and start to eat healthier. Well, I started doing it about 20 days ago and I am down 8 lbs. I am exercising almost every day and eating really well. I have my wife to think for the good food that she is cooking for me. My goal is to get down to 200 lbs and I am currenlty at 208 lbs.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Something Beautiful

What is the thing that makes you want to work harder?

What is the thing that makes you want to love someone more?

What is the thing that makes a husband want to romance his wife even more?

What is the thing that makes a parent smile when they hold their child in their arms?

What is the thing that makes a youth worker love his students more intensely?

Whatever it is, is Something Beautiful. Click on the link below to be inspired.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sea World Trip

These are some pics from my trip to Seaworld with my family.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Trip to Big Bend Texas

My family was able to come with me as we took a group of 200 interns to Big Bend Texas.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

My Daughter's turn 5

I had this video put to the song Cinderella because when Sierra gets married, this is the song we will dance to.

25 Random Things About Me

1. I have seen Bigfoot. Some people call it a Sasquatch. You can call him what you want, but I saw him when I was 9 years old up in the Northern Hills of Michigan.

2. I have been skydiving twice.

3. My two bottom front teeth are chipped. I was playing basketball in 7th grade and dove for the ball, landed on my face, and felt the enamel in my mouth get chipped.

4. My wife is so easy to live with. She laughs, is smarter than I, sacrifices daily, and is the most creative, caring woman that I know. She is the perfect mom for our kids. She also grows in beauty each day. She controls her emotions, listens, serves, asks questions, is sincere, is humble, and enjoys IONA. She reads constantly to our kids. She already them hooked on the Chronicles of Narnia. What a Woman!

5. I enjoy studying money. I read about it daily. I try to figure out how to save it and maximize it in a variety of savings vehicles. I subscribe to 6 different financial mag's and read different financial newsletters.

6. I had a 30 year mortgage, but have found a way to take my mortgage down to 7 years without changing my payment to my mortgage company.

7. I plan on writing books. Been planning for about 8 years.

8. I own a 650cc Yamaha Motorcycle. I grew up on a 60cc Yamaha, moved up to a 175 IT, then had a 360 torquer, then used my dad's 1986 Yamaha 250cc, and now own my own.

9. I can't eat onions.

10. I love my mom and dad.

11. I am taking my wife on a big trip for our 10 year anniversary later this Spring.

12. I feel like I am continually lazy.

13. I bench pressed 350 lbs the month before I got married.

14. I have been to over 10 countries around the world. My favorites are Ghana, West Africa and Israel.

15. I work full time at Teen Mania, Youth Pastor at my local church, co-own a small business (, 2/3 of the way through my MBA program, and still have time to play brickbreaker.

16. I am part of a group of guys called The Trailer Club.

17. My son Zach has played organized soccer, baseball, but he begins playing football this fall at age 6.

18. I don't watch TV every year from after the Superbowl until September 1st. The reason is because football is not played during that time and we have our cable disconnected. I don't miss the TV once it is gone.

19. I live on 10 acres that is full of sand. Our land has 5 natural springs and we have trails throughout the property that I give rides to my kids on our 4-wheeler.

20. I am going to Scotland this summer.

21. I have 2 sister named Heather and Holli.

22. Mosquitoes are drawn to me. Whenever I go outside, they attack me. It is a gift I have.

23. I burn very easily from the sun. I got burned too many times growing up and I am pondering the thoughts on how this is going to affect me as I get older.

24. I work with teenagers at my local church and it energizes me to be around them and work with them.

25. I know some famous jokes that are very, very funny. I rarely tell them. But, when I do, they are legendary.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Power of Life

After a long break from blogging, I am back on track. I am so glad to be alive. It is so good to be able to interact with people. So good to talk and be able to listen to people. I am thrilled to read, sing, eat, look, watch, be entertained, to entertain, ponder, cry, endure hardship, hear encouragement, and give encouragement. How many of you are glad to be alive? This video below shows the power of life and what happens when people choose give life.

Be inspired,