15 years? Has it really been that long? It seems like only yesterday that I was waking up in my parent’s home getting ready for the most exciting day of my life. Yesterday, Cyndi and I celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary. We had an incredible day — (Breakfast with our 4 kids, a house decorated so incredibly by Breanna, Chris, Jeremy and Zach, Swim Lessons for all four kids, Lunch and dinner at two of our favorite restaruants, bowling, a walk around one of the most beautiful lakes in the Twin Cities, riding scooters — I’ve got to tell you my wife looks so incredible when she’s riding a scooter!).
Thank you Lord, for the wonderful wife you’ve given to me. I could have never known the trials that you’d take us through over these 15 years. You’ve tought us so much about what love really is. Thank you for bringing us together.
I’ll be preaching at Oakwood Community Church this Sunday at 10:30. Oakwood is a daughter church of Wooddale, and meets at Waconia High School, 1400 Oak Avenue in Waconia. I’m preaching on the Nine Values of World Changers. Hope to see you there!
I received my first copy of Choose Your Top 3 in the mail yesterday. It’s pretty exiciting to hold in your hands the author’s copy of your first book. Choose Your Top 3 will be released nationally on August 1st. You can pre-order the book on a number of web sites including amazon.com and walmart.com. I’m grateful to the good people at Zondervan and Youth Specialties who believed in this project and put their efforts behind it, and I’m praying that God will use this book to be a blessing in churches and homes across the world.
Cyndi, the kids and I went to the cabin of some of our dear friends earlier this week. It was beautiful. We watched fireworks on Bay Lake, rode wave runners, went tubing, had an awesome time with friends, and at the very end of the trip, my friend asked me if I’d like to try his dirt bike. If you are a regular blog reader you know that I have been dying to purchase a scooter, so the chance to drive a dirt bike was too tempting to pass up. I said, “Sure, but I’m not very good at this.” My friend wasn’t worried about that, and helped me get his huge 650 cc scooter started. Within five minutes I had crashed his bike and had deep second degree burns on my right leg. The burn will take at least a month to heal. It’s pretty painful and I’d appreciate your prayers. Praise God I wasn’t hurt worse, and I’ve learned my lessons. I’m a scooter guy only from now on.