One thing I love to talk about is the vision of Palm Valley Church. Why? Because it’s one area of my life I know that I heard from God about. Months before our first service at PVC, I wrote out the vision of what I believed God was saying to me about the type of church PVC would be.
As I’ll be sharing this weekend, that vision is the constant compassÂ that guides my leadership, the decisions we make, and what we do and don’t do at Palm Valley. The way we accomplish this vision will constantly change, but the vision itself never will.
Hope to see you this weekend as I talk about “vision”.
Drove 8 hours home today from Colorado. The trip was pretty easy, but the boys got a little feisty in the back towards the end. May have been some bad parenting, butÂ I had to laugh as they were taking out aggression on each other
It was a great week in the mountains; no email,Â noÂ cell phone, just fun with the family. We had a blast, and spent some great time just enjoying life together.Â Â I loved watching my boys experience some new adventures, like hiking through the woods, jumping off a cliff into freezing water, and white water rafting.
The vacation reinforced some of the things I feel strongly about parenting. I’m starting a series next weekend called “ParentHood”, and this week was a great reminder for me about how vital parenting is.
This weekend I’ll be back, and talking about the vision of Palm Valley Church. I’m fired up to remind us all why we do what we do. Make sure you plan to be at PVC this weekend as we dream big about what God might do this year; in us and through us. See you this weekend!
Talked to some friends this morning who told me that Darius rocked the place this weekend.Â Darius is one of the most sincere followers of Christ I’ve ever met; we’re so blessed to have him on staff.
Anyways, had to give a shout out to D, and thanks for challenging our body this weekend.
I’m so proud of the staff we have. They do an awesome job under tough conditions. It’s not easy being a portable church our size, yet they make it look easy!
Okay, so you’re wondering where are the posts?
Last Wednesday we loaded up the family and headed for a little summer vacation. As I write this morning, I’m sitting in Starbuck’s in Durango, Colorado. Man, is the weather nice!Â I’ll blog more thoughts when I return later this week, but here’s a highlight reel of our vacation…
Wednesday:Â Saw the Grand Canyon for the first time. We stopped in Tusayan to watch the IMAX film about the Canyon, then went and saw it for ourselves.Â The kids loved it. It was cool, but i couldn’t help but think of Chevy Chase’s reaction in the movie Vacation. Cool to see the kids experience things for the first time!
Thursday: drove to Purgatory in Colorado for a two night stay. Great mountain resort, with tons of fun stuff for the kids. My favorite part has been just sitting and talking with my boys. They’re so cool, and so much fun to be with.
Friday: Watched my oldest boy climb a rock wall for the first time. He rocked, and I could see a sense of accomplishment on his face!Â Dad was pretty proud too.Â Read stories from the Bible and talked as a family about how blessed we are.
Saturday: Drove to Lake Vallecito to hook up with Lori’s family for the week. Our cabin is what you’d call rustic, but it’s right on the front of the lake.Â The kids are having a blast with all of their cousins. They seem to enjoy the BB gun and fishing the most!
Sunday: Visited Vallecito Church this morning. It was great to sit in church with my kids; I don’t get to do that much Â I always want my kids to know that we go to church and worship because we love the Lord, not just because it’s my job. After church, we went creek stomping. The boys loved it, but the water up here is freezing!
That’s a wrap, can’t wait to see you this weekend!