On my way home I stopped in to see some incredibly special people!
You see, when @rachelcollesano and I came to @northridgechurch 12 years ago we asked God to bring people into our lives; and if he did, we would do our best to love them and see them discover the passions and gifting that God has placed in them. We had no idea just how MASSIVELY God would answer that prayer. To be able to stand in the back of the room tonight and watch them serve, love, and lead people was slightly overwhelming in the best way possible.
To think about all that we get to be part of in The Kingdom is humbling. To know that JESUS is at the center of it all is the best part.
What a GREAT DAY! Most of it was spent taking part in my first-ever competition at @wearethemavens. #rookierumble was so good and it was great teaming up with @shep_1216 (Team Dad-Bod Squad)! Then, I got to meet my brand new niece Charlotte!!!!! Congrats @bcollesano and
@alycollesano she’s perfect!
It’s no secret that I speak very highly of @philwickham; his gift to the church through his songs, who he is as a writer, leader, and a follower of Jesus. I’m incredibly honored to help share this new song this weekend at @kensingtonbirmingham...
A note from Phil today: Praying that it would bless encourage all who listen as we walk through this Holy and beautiful weekend of remembrance together. We have a LIVING HOPE, for our our Hope in the LIVING CHRIST!! #easteratkensington
Today I can put a ✔️ next to one of my goals for this year; I completed the #crossfitopen alongside of the @wearethemavens community! I came in 27,678th place Worldwide 😂 but discovered A LOT about myself: I discovered that I can learn Double Under’s on a Friday afternoon just in time for that weeks open workout. I discovered that with the help of some amazing coaches I could learn to stand on my hands, overcome a fear, and eventually get ONE handstand push-up 👍🏻 and was completely humbled by how hard all of it was! Along the way one thing became clear to me:
we are made of more than we often think. LETS GO!!!!#mavenstrong#crossfit#intheopen
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I discovered that I have an instinctual fear of being upside down; and I think it stems from wen I was little and having tubes in my ears. Anytime I would get thrown in a pool my ears and sinuses would fill w water and I would usually get a sinus infection or be uncomfortable until I could get the water out.
Fast forward to today and handstand push-ups are something I’ve never done; but I’m determined to make my weakness my strength. Thanks @abooth2119 @pcrandall88 @evan_dubois22 for the help and coaching.
This won’t cut it but I’m determined to get a full handstand push-up on Monday! #mavenstrong#intheopen
Having trouble sleeping tonight knowing that early tomorrow this brave little man is having his tonsils removed... as a Dad, the hardest part is knowing full well that it’s going to be painful, but also knowing that telling him isn’t going to help him. So instead, I’ll sit on the floor next to his bed and pray that The Lord will bring him comfort tomorrow, and that everything would go perfectly and according to his plan. #ashlandjoshua#dadlife