Sermon & Life Reflections: You’d Think I’d Have It Down By Now

I’ve been preaching and teaching for so long that you’d think I’d have it down by now. ‘Fraid not. Even tonight, after the message, I went home thinking, “Man, you made a powerful, simple truth way too complicated. You preached far too long. Just make it simple next time, okay?” Okay, I’ll try. But no…

Field Day Fun (Photos)

This past Thursday our kids were invited to participate in Field Day with the Clary School at the Umberger’s home (where the school is located). Thanks to lead teacher (and personal friend/worship team member at Creekstone), Lauren Stephenson, for heading up the day. Great job, Lauren. It was TONS of fun! See the full gallery…

Picnic at Amicalola Falls State Park (Photos)

Tonight for “Family Night” we drove to Amicalola Falls State Park (about 15 miles west of our house). Food, frisbee, and creekwalkin’. The quote of the evening may have been Sarah Wynn. As we continued walking up the creek to toward the 700 plus foot falls, with small falls all along the trail, she exclaimed,…

Picnic in the Park (Photos)

Here are some of the recovered photos from last weekend’s picnic at Yahoola Creek Park. What a great time! See the full gallery on Posterous

Frontloading the Recharge

WARNING: This post is of the longer variety. My apologies in advance. For years I have been trying to figure out how to design a pace for work and life that provides both rest and energy, as well as time for family and ministry. Several vocations are like being a church planter, such as the…

Picnic in the Park

This is a picture taken by Kristin Perry during our game of Ultimate Frisbee yesterday at the Picnic in the Park. My pictures were downloaded, but then lost. Ugh!!! Hopefully, I will be able to recover them and post ’em here. They were great pics to commemorate a great time. Anyway, thanks to those who…

Tim Keller is My Friend

My facebook news reel informs the world that I have now arrived, because… The above picture is Dr. Keller trying to remember who I am and why he just accepted my friend request. 🙂

Ann Ferris’ CC Mock Trial Pictures

Ann Ferris had a starring role in this year’s Mock Trial at the Gwinett County Courthouse. Her team did a great job and learned a lot about the justice system. Ann Ferris’ character was on trial for murder. As a way to gain sympathy, she trained herself to cry real tears on demand, and pulled…