Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Northstar finally has a new home!

Today was a great day for the Northstar Church family! Ab and I have been members for the last 3 years of an incredible church called Northstar here in Panama City. Northstar is a modern, contemporary, seeker friendly church which is a rarity down here in the old, traditionally conservative south. The reason it is a great day is because Northstar just closed on a contract to purchase a new facility. The reason that is awesome is because Northstar has never had a permanent home. For the last 6+ years we have been meeting in a middle school. But today begins the new journey of our new home. We have about a 12-18 month remodel ahead of us before we can move into the new facitily, but when we do it will be amazing. The building we just purchased is on one of the busiest corners in Bay county in a very central location in Panama City, which means an unbeleivable amount of exposure for our church! I can't wait to see how God is going to use this new building to reach the people of Bay county for Christ. If any of you like to pray out there, please pray that the remodel process and the transition into our new building will continue with out problems. Also feel free to check out the link to northstar church in my link section to the right. Our new website was recently voted the #6 coolest church website in America and there is a picture of Sam in the photo galleries section where you can view family ministries photos.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


If you are not from WI and not a football fan than this post is probably going to bore you. The Man, the Myth, the Legend is coming back! So it took me a week to get this post up, but I have other things going on (caring for 2 kids). Anyway I am so stoked that Favre is coming back for another year. I believe that #4 still has some magic left in him. Yeah, he is not in his prime any longer but he is still an above average QB who is better than half the QB's in the league. I do believe that he can take the Pack to the playoffs and maybe futher? Superbowl maybe?! I know that might be dreaming but a mans gotta dream right?

Friday, February 02, 2007

My mom

So I just talked to my mom and she told me her cancer is progressing to the point where most people at this stage only live for another year. I wish I could tell you how I felt when I heard this but I can't. There are not words to express. It hurts. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago and had a double mastectomy. A couple of years ago we found out the cancer cells returned to her lungs and bones. Just last week she learned that they had spread to her liver and lower spine. She is now going threw her second batch of chemo which after it is all said and done, will help her feel much better. Whats hard for me right now is the though of her not being here. That hurts and makes me want to cry. I love my mom. She is such an incredible woman and I don't want God to take her away from us. She is so strong though. She love God so much and is at peace with what ever He has in store for her. If I had half the unconditional love and strength that my mom has I would be a better man. I don't know what else to say other than please pray for my mom. I don't know who reads this blog anymore but if you do pray. Prayer is powerful. God is miraculous. If he wanted to he could rid her body of cancer in an instant. God's love heals!