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Time for a change

September 27, 2009

Well, after much research and tweaking, its time to move my blog. The new site isn’t perfect yet so you will need to bear with me through a few more stumbles, but it is an improvement.  I have not written much lately because I have been using most of my free time to prepare the new site.  I am hoping to up the writing schedule now that the site is mostly completed.  I will continue to write about Grace Fellowship (a pretty big part of my life), my family (a really big part of my life 😉 ), friends and things I am learning and applying in life. 
I also linked my twitter page to the sidebar and added a page for Grace sermons (see the Grace videos tab).
The new site is aptly named “If praying were enough”, which is a pretty good representation of my philosophy on life; “pray like it all depends on God and work like it all depends on us”. 

This will be my last post here (

I hope you will join me there:


2 days left

September 17, 2009

Only 2 days left until the Ride4Love
If you haven’t cast your support yet, here’s the link to our family fundraiser: Team Deno

Once the ride is over, I’ll be back to posting regularly. 

Sept. 19-20 message

September 10, 2009

Series: “My Life”, part 4 of 5
Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm and
Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 9:00 and 11:00 am

Big Idea: Our attitudes and actions in the workplace set off a powerful ripple effect, either positive or negative.

Bullet: The Princeton Management Association surveyed some 186,000 people, and 82% of those people agreed with this statement: “I don’t like my job.” Yet, we spend approximately 40% of our life at our workplace. Isn’t it time for a change of attitude?

Text: Colossians 3:23, Nehemiah

Sept 12 and 13 message

September 9, 2009

Series: “My Life”, part 3 of 5
Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm and
Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9:00 and 11:00 am

Big Idea: Influence requires proximity.

Bullet: When was the last time you ask a question of an unbeliever?

Text: John 4, and Acts 1:8

Name my new blog

September 8, 2009

2 rules:
It must be an available .com, .net or .org domain
It should sound like me.

All realistic suggestions welcome. I am not coming up with anything clever / creative so I am hoping you all have some good ideas!

I have been reading wikinomics and it has reminded me that we are collectively much smarter, more innovative and creative than any one person thinking alone.

September 5 and 6 message

September 2, 2009

Series: “My Life”, part 2 of 5
Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 5:00 pm and
Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 9:00 and 11:00 am

Big Idea: Take those closest to you, closer to a relationship with Jesus.

Bullet: Your family is your greatest mission field.

Text: John 1:35-46, and Acts 1:8

We are living on the capital of our fathers

September 1, 2009

We want the world to be a place where human life is respected, where virtue is honored, where woman and children are safe, where men obey the laws of God. But what are we doing to make it so? Are we being such men and woman?

August 29 and 30 message

August 26, 2009

Series: “My Life”, part 1 of 5
Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 5:00 pm and
Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 9:00 and 11:00 am

Big Idea: I am on this planet to represent Jesus well.

Bullet: The church has left the building!

Text: Various Scriptures

Summer is winding down

August 22, 2009

Been a long time between posts!  The fiscal year at Grace runs September through September and our vacation time doesn’t carry over from year to year, so many of us take most of our vacation time in the summer.  I am no exception. Over the last couple weeks we’ve been to the Bronx Zoo, Howe’s Caverns, Fourth Lake and Zoom Flume water park.  We all had a blast and I will be posting some video and pics to Facebook.
I am looking forward to September, there are several big events going on.  First, we will begin our “My Life” series at Grace.  We are looking forward to this series as it will cast the vision for Grace for the coming year.  We have been planning and preparing for the series, it should be both fun and inspiring.  Second, our annual Ride4Love bike ride is coming up on the 19th.  This is a charity ride for a great cause, to learn more visit our site at:  Third, I will be moving this blog to a new site, pour into others .com. The new site will give me a bit more flexibility and space for uploading media.  I will post a final post here when that time comes so you can re-point your browser or RSS subscription at the new site.  We are still working out some of the kinks, but it is shaping up.  Looking forward to another great year!

Whats your character?

August 10, 2009

There are four different types of character:

  1. He who is easily provoked and easily pacified; his loss is canceled by his gain.
  2. He who is hard to provoke and hard to pacify; his gain is canceled by his loss.
  3. He who is hard to provoke and easy to pacify; he is a good man
  4. He who is easily provoked and hard to pacify, he is a wicked man.

Which are you?