California Trip: a look in the mirror

God has blessed Brandon and I with the provisions for trips to the Bay Area multiple times a year over the last two years. We were set up by a couple that schemed to hire me at the wife's Jared jewelry store just so that Brandon and I would meet. They have since moved to [...]

MRHS Benefit Basketball Game

Back in January a husband and wife approached me after a church service. The husband reached out his hand, introduced himself as Charles, and declared he was a high school teacher at Mountain Ridge. Shaking his hand excitedly, I said, "You are my new best friend!" It has been great getting to know Charles and [...]

SDOHS Prevention Day!!

This last Friday was a fun one. I was invited to be a speaker at Sandra Day O'Connor High School's Prevention Day. The school brought in multiple speakers to present on topics like suicide, trafficking, and bullying. It is always exciting speaking to students, but even more exciting when their school has a Red Light [...]

Say Something Assembly in Northern California!

All last week Brandon and I were in Modest, CA. The whole Say Something Assembly team flew out for four jam packed days of assemblies. I lost count but I think we did somewhere between 15 and 20 from just Monday through Thursday! Brandon was able to run sound and video for each one, probably [...]

Prevention: all the things you can do!!

"How do I make an unhealthy relationship spiritual again?" "You don't." I said it before thinking. Probably should have thought about it. But she received it well. "That's what I thought you would say, I just don't like that answer." Welcome to the woes of living in sin. I didn't say that. Thank goodness I [...]

Freak Outs, Peanut Butter, and Provision

This season of support raising is very interesting. It is slower than I thought it would be. Since high school my life has been nonstop activity. This is the first time I can actually spend the whole day working on one thing, and sometimes it feels like I'm doing nothing. That feeling gives me panic [...]

Reach Out: Super Bowl 2015

The last two weeks have been a whirl wind! Where do I even begin? Well, the Super Bowl came to Phoenix. When large events come into town there is always upheaval of many kinds, usually with traffic. Every road seems to be populated with double or triple the amount of cars than usual. There are [...]