My Coffee. My Bubble. My Impact.

I wrote on Facebook last night: “As sacrilegious as it sounds, I had a thought: Should I visit Starbucks more? Not because the drinks might be better than Wake Up (they’re not) but because there’s a whole different set of people I have no chance of meeting and impacting that are patrons there. Should my … Continue reading »

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The Gathering Place featuring Aaron Keyes

Quick post just to say I love the Gathering Place! Getting to photograph it several times this summer is an honor. The kids are amazing and seeing God work is just good for the soul and makes me think what I’m doing is important and is somewhat making a difference. This week Aaron Keyes was … Continue reading »

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Avoiding Risk, Risks Life

Honestly, I’ve avoided risk at all cost. Yet I’ve felt recently that every time I turn a corner I hear someone talking about the need to take risks. I’ve sought safety over adventure, at the risk of my soul. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do … Continue reading »

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A Portrait of Christ from Jeremy Cowart (video)

A Portrait of Christ from Jeremy Cowart on Vimeo. Created on April 20th, 2011 by Jeremy Cowart – Music by Derek Webb –

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Pre-Blessed Food (video) – Julian Smith

I was introduced to this video last night by some friends. I just had to share it. It’s such a great parody of the way people over-commercialize Christian things and lose the importance ┬áin the process. Enjoy and share your thoughts below.

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BASIC.Holy Spirit by Francis Chan

I was sold at the opening line of this video “Maybe the biggest concern with the Church today is this apparent lack of the Holy Spirit’s power… the Holy Spirit was supposed to change everything.” Watch the whole thing below. It’s also been a big thought on my mind. Why do we try so hard … Continue reading »

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Bryan’s Birthday Baptism

What’s cooler to do on a Sunday afternoon that see a friend get baptized? About 2pm yesterday (Sunday), some of Bryan’s local and college friends joined him at the beach to see him get baptized. Most of us had just spent the weekend together as leaders at the Fusion Retreat and were super excited to … Continue reading »

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This Is Fusion! – “Grow Up” Retreat

I had the pleasure of photographing the Fusion retreat this weekend. Amanda was an 8th grade small group leader and I’m so proud of her. I’m sitting in the last session surrounded by kids who, after this weekend, love Jesus more. Seriously, great times. In the midst of the worship times, messages, flour wars, oversized … Continue reading »

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Derek Webb on How the World Sees Christians

I once heard Derek Webb say at a Christian Music festival: “The world thinks Christians don’t give a s*** by the way we let people die from not having water or being sold to slavery. And some are you are more offended at what I said than these people dying.” Wow. So who wants to … Continue reading »

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Waking Up to Praise

There’s just something about waking up to your wife singing along with praise and worship music while she fixes you breakfast. not only that, but she had been up since before 6am to meet with her weekly group of 8th graders in the 707 Bible Study. She also cleaned and reorganized our office while I … Continue reading »

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