Happy Birthday!

It is hard to believe this day has come.  Today is a day that holds a lot of memories for my wife and I. 18 years ago today this guy came into the world and it has never been the same since.

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Carson, we are so very proud of you and excited about what God has for your future. You have brought so much joy into our lives. I am thankful for your dedication to God and love for the things of God.

It is really difficult to put into words how very proud I am of you. Your life begins a new chapter and I can’t wait to see what’s written. We have tried to put the right things in you and pray that you will take everything you have learned, the good and the bad, and allow God to lead you to the next steps He has for you.  In just two weeks you will be leaving for college and although my heart is sad to see you go and our family will miss you much, I am anticipating great things for your life.  

Happy Birthday bub! I love you so much!!! Proud of ya!



Last week I posted two pictures of a new design for my soon to be launched student series called, “The Be APPtitudes.”  The response was awesome and the popular choice for the design was overwhelmingly agreed upon.  I want to thank everyone who posted, shared, commented, emailed and took part in helping me choose the right design for this product.

I also want to give s special shout-out to the graphical genius who came up with this concept for The Be APPtitudes.  David McGovern is a phenomenal graphic designer.  David and his wife Monique, along with their 3 daughters, are building a great church in Glendale, Ca called Angeles Church.  Do yourself a favor and check out what David & Monique are doing at Angeles Church and get involved in helping them in this awesome church plant.

Now back to our regular scheduled program!  Below is the design that was chosen by the masses!!! Thanks again for giving me some feedback.  I really appreciate it and I look forward to the impact that The Be APPtitudes will have on youth around the nation. Stay tuned…. You will be hearing more on the final launch date soon (it will be next week).  If you would like to get an advance word on the availability and purchase of The Be APPtitudes, make sure and subscribe to my blog.  Plus you get FREE stuff just for doing so. You can’t beat that! Just put your name and email in the box on the right hand corner of the page.  Thanks again for helping me out.  You guys are the greatest.

OK!  Here we go:

AND THE WINNER IS - – - – - (drum roll please)





Getting Closer & A Sneak Peek

Over the last week I have been informing you of a brand new youth and young adult series, called The Be APPtitudes, that I will be releasing very soon.  I am super excited about it and believe it will be a series that will help transform your students.  If you haven’t had a chance to watch these two videos, here are the links to catch you up:

BE APPtitudes Video #1 

BE APPtitudes Video #2

I have worked with students for over 25 years now and I have noticed 5 key concepts needed in the life of a young person/young adult that The Be APPtitudes addresses.  I think this series will resonate with those you are investing in each week.

The Be APPtitudes series sets out to define these concepts or “APPlications” in such a way that it will leave your students realizing who they are and what they are capable of doing.  I can’t wait for you to get your hands on this series.  I am already getting feedback from youth pastors and young adult leaders that are anxiously awaiting to teach these 5 lessons.  Stay tuned and keep checking back in – the series will be launched very soon.

I wanted to get your feedback on the design of The Be APPtitudes.  I’ve recently sent some of this to my subscribers and have already received some insightful feedback, but I wanted to get your opinion on which design you like best for this series.  These are the two that seem to be the most popular so I am including them in this post for you to comment on or Email me what you think looks best.

We will simply call them DESIGN A and DESIGN B.  Please email me or leave me a comment below on which design you like best.  Ok here we go:







Thanks so much for your feedback.  I really appreciate it.

For students,

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More Information on The Be APPtitudes

I am super excited to be telling you once again about the soon to be released series called The Be APPtitudes: 5 Life Apps Every Student Needs.  This series is for anyone who is working with students trying to make a difference in their lives.  That includes student pastors, youth workers, non-profit volunteers – anyone who consistently speaks into the life of youth – this series is for you. Check out the video below and keep checking in to see when this series will be released.  If you know someone who is involved in working with students, please forward this on to them.  We want to get everyone we can involved in making an impact in students lives. If you have any questions or want to know more about what is going on, please feel free to comment below.

As always,


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