This Just Happened

As some of you know I am an Apple fan. Apple is one of the best companies around. I love their products. I love the way that they lead in the technology space. I love the way that they create leaders.

Well this just happened: I am a certified Apple Teacher!

So check out my bio for the Swag that comes with being a Apple Teacher.



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2018 VBS Goals

We want every child to learn:

Basic Truth: God Made Me
Key Question: When are you your best?
Bottom Line: I’m my best when I do things God’s way.
Memory Verse: “God’s way is perfect.” — 2 Samuel 22:31 NIrV

DAY 1 – I know God is always with me. – Genesis 37-45
DAY 2 – I know God has a plan for me – Esther 2:2–8:17
DAY 3 – I know Jesus wants to be my friend forever. – The Gospels
DAY 4 – I know I can love others. – Acts 2: 42-47
DAY 5 – I know I can go and tell others about God. – Acts 9

We want to partner with parents:

Day five is about families – we will have a family experience to connect families around the learning for the week.


VBS is important.

Vacation Bible School is important. Lets ask god to bless it. Here is a link from our church’s Facebook Page. We are trying to get to 100 comments of specific ways to pray for Vacation Bible School.

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VBS is still the largest evangelical event that the local church does each year. It can only be successful if we cover it in prayer. Join us as we ask God to bless it.


Look Out for Number One

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You’ve heard people say many things that sound good at first blush but prove to be disastrous in practice. One that comes to mind is: “You’ve got to look out for number one.” While there are situations where this would be good advice; it is not a philosophy to live by. During the “Sermon on the Mount” Jesus reveals other sayings that were incomplete. Here are a couple of them. Here also are some ways we can #shine by applying what Jesus said.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. — Mt 5:38-41

Don’t be undone by those who are doing evil or demanding. Instead, overcome them by doing good (Ro 12:21.) It is more effective way to #shine by being kind to those who are demanding.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? — Mt 5:43-47

It is very simple to love someone when you are expecting something in return.  Even the shrewd shady businessman loves you until the deal is done.

In both of these situations there is an opportunity to do more. There is an opportunity to shine.


WWDC Keynote Roundup


For those of you who read my post about what i was expecting from Apple during the keynote @WWDC2016; Bless you. For those of you who are grading my predictions; I got 5/5. But, lets be honest Apple isn’t keeping much of this information secret. But, that doesn’t mean Apple didn’t announce anything exciting.

watch OS3 looks phenomenal! The enhancements in iOS10 are fantastic. To top it all off; I love the way Apple strives to give the user a consistent experience on all their platforms. I look forward to the future software releases. But, I can’t wait to see what the Fall holds.

✅Siri Update

Developers will finally get to add Siri functionality to their application.

✅Apple Music Update

To build upon the current subscriber base there will be a refresh to how the music streaming ap looks and new features.

✅No New Hardware

WWDC is a software conference. So, any hardware announcements will surprise me.

✅New OSs

OS X, tvOS, watchOS, and iOS will get new features and new functionality. Also look for new ways for developers to monetize their applications on all platforms.

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Rumors say the folks at Cupertino are feeling nostalgic and will rebrand the operating system for their personal computer to MacOS macOS.