Heather told the kids that we were going to have a nice Christmas breakfast on the deck. Win #1. She set the table nice and Christmasy. When the kids got out there we told them we were having powdered donut holes for breakfast! Win #2. How could breakfast get any better?
With Win #3. Right after our “Snow Ball Toast” the unsuspecting kids got pelted. Life is too short to have a normal breakfast…
Be a #MomentMaker instead…
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“This isn’t what I dreamed of.
Why is this happening like this?
Why did you pick me God?
And if you picked me, why am I laying on a floor behind the hotel surrounded by animal urine and feces?
If you truly did choose me, and call me blessed, then why am I homeless and cold right now?
I don’t want your blessing God.
I’m sick of telling people I’m blessed by you yet they see Read more.
So we moved. After almost 4 years in our yellow walled condo… my wife finally got a house with white walls.
She wants me to let it be known that she has only been home for 2 weeks and that this is Phase 1.
And I want you to know that she unpacked 15 years of marriage and made my house a home in 2 weeks.
She is amazing…
So when you walk in Read more.
Amigos y Amigas. It’s time to break forth the rhythm and the rhyme.
Over 2,000 of you took part in the #FitByFourth Challenge. But alas, only a few finished. Why is that? Cause there was nothing at stake. This time around…
There will be lots at stake.
YOU NEED NO SPECIAL EQUIPMENT OR GYM MEMBERSHIP TO PARTICIPATE!!!
Starting TODAY… we are going to get a head start on all of the New Years Resolution peeps. Cause only 8% of people who make New Years Read more.
I wrote the following a year ago
, a block from my Nashville home…
“When I walked out of the bedroom, down the hallway, and into the living room, there she was.
Face down on the ground.
Palms facing towards the sky.
“I really don’t have time for this” I thought to myself.
But how was I supposed to see my wife facedown before the Lord and not, myself, do the same?
So down Read more.
Just a few nuggets this old vet has learned the past decade and a half
1. Your church is not as excited about the new Bethel record, Tomlin song, or emo hippie house church song as you are.
Remember… It’s not a stretch to say that over half the people that walk into your Sunday morning services have little to zero interest in the music portion of the service. I know Read more.
My Fall was one for the ages…
It was a fall in which I made a purposeful switch to trying to fill my calendar dates with 75% speaking and 25% leading worship.
“Carlos? Why in the world would you do that? You lead worship at some of the largest churches in the world? That’s just plain dumb man.”
No. That is not anything anyone in particular said to me.
IT’S WHAT I SAID TO Read more.
It is a drug.
It actually is.
That Judgement Crack.
It LITERALLY gives us a high.
“That church’s pastor has an entourage. I’d NEVER have an entourage.”
“That church meets in homes? How could they possibly EVER reach enough people for Christ in homes?”
“Sure they put out a new worship record every year. But let’s be honest, only like 1 of the songs are worth singing.”
“Oh. That church? That’s Read more.