Showing posts from August, 2008

Life Without Limbs

People always say "I can't," but one man finds many ways to say "I can." Nick Vujicic was born in Australia without arms or legs and given no medical reason for this condition. Faced with countless challenges and obstacles, he finds the strength to surmount all of the obstacles that others might just say are impossible. Nick will be at Bayside on August 30 and 31st, speaking at all five services (4:30 and 6:15 on Saturday and 8:15, 9:45 and 11:30 on Sunday) telling his story. So if you're around, come check him out and get to Bayside on Labor Day Weekend.

This is the Truth ...

Sometimes all it takes is looking at something from a different angle. Sometimes we need to look at things "upside down."

A Week at Bayside

Well, okay, it wasn't all at Bayside, but I was in the Roseville/Granite Bay area for four of five nights this week (and tomorrow I’ll be back for Bayside’s Saturday night service and to hang out with my dad). Monday and Friday I had the opportunity to go running with some of my new friends around their neighborhood, Friday I also went swimming with them in their awesome pool and had dinner at Islands. Tuesday was Breko, a worship night that was amazing. Thursday was The Shore, with special guest speaker Glenn Packiam from New Life Church and Desperation Band. He spoke a little about how everyday people can make a huge difference in the world and asked the question, “If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, does it cause a tornado in Texas?” What do you think, can small changes make a big impact?

A San Francisco Wedding

I attended my first wedding in San Francisco tonight and was quite impressed. The ceremony took place at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, which was beautiful. The reception was at the Flood Mansion, also incredible, and had a great view of the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. It was great chance to see old neighbors and friends that I haven't seen for awhile. Congratulations to Andy and Sorrenta!

One Week, Many Events

With the 2008 Beijing Olympics going on it was already set to be a busy week, adding in some great times with friends (and work) made it even busier. Besides watching Beach Volleyball, Gymnastics and of course Michael Phelps work swimming his magic, I went to dinner at PF Chang's on Saturday, hung out with Bayside friends at pool party in Roseville on Wednesday, then The Shore on Thursday and to wrap up the week I walked from my office through Old Sacramento and across the Sacramento River to see the Sacramento River Cats beat the Salt Lake City Bees on Friday night in extra innings at Raley Field.

the pool (sorry the pictures we took at night didn't turn out too well) ...

One World, One Dream

The Olympics have started and as the world watches the athletes compete for the gold, many others struggle to get through each day. The contrasts are great, but the hope that each has for a better life is the same from culture to culture throughout the world. Let us for one day, be one world with one dream.

Beijing 2008

World VisionHOPE Video

Mazevo Open

The First Annual Mazevo Open took place in beautiful Roseville, CA at the prestigious and award winning 18-hole Miniature Golf Course at the Golfland SunSplash Resort. After a tough competition, where only two strokes separated the winning and losing teams, we headed to Big Spoon at the Fountains to have some dessert and watch a Bellagio style water fountain show.


Luke wanted to see his pictures on Facebook today while we were hanging out. He also took some time to explore the kitchen.


Last week I had the opportunity to help set up and be a part of the Shore's "Summer Luau." It was an awesome opportunting to continue meeting new people and to hang out with friends. Below is a quick video or you can click here for pictures.