Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Job

I have recently been demoted to Senior Pastor :). You people in ministry know the story more hours, more work, more problems. The position everyone wants at the church till they find out what it takes to hold it. OK so in all honesty I am thrilled and excited to fill this position. I feel it is absolutely a God thing and He is going to do great things in the church and my own life. The stretching has already begone for myself and some of the staff and that excites me even more to know that God cares enough about us to want to move us forward in Him.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bees in Eves

I got a call from a family in Vinita that had a bee hive living in the eves of their house. Needless to say they did not want it staying there but were not willing to get stung up to move it so away I went to check it out. It was up about 16 feet beside a chimney and it took a few minutes to open the eve up to get a look at them. I had to wait a few days to come back and get them out (I didn't want to work that high up without a ground guy). But we went yesterday evening and vacuumed up the bees and cut the comb out and put it in an empty hive box. We left the bees there to clean up the rest of the mess and will move them in a day or two. All in all a 4 hour job total but a good act to promote the Kingdom of God.

Monday, May 23, 2011


As most of you now know the little red s-10 is no more. It was a good little truck but it blew the head gaskets and had way to many miles on the old thing. I made the decision to let it dye and move on to something else. So far I have been borrowing my dads truck but I am still looking for my own little extended cab replacement truck that will do what I need it to. I will get pics up when I find the new ride.


So I have taken up beekeeping with another guy in the church. We have captured two swarms and have cleaned a existing hive out of the wall of an RV trailer. So we now have three hives of our own and are hoping to buy another 40-50 or so. This is going to be a great BIG adventure for me as I have never started any kind of business before but we are hoping to be a blessing to each other, the church, and our community. The plan is over a year or two to build up enough hives to make it worth the trip to California for the pollination fees they pay beekeepers for putting their hives out in the almond groves. I am told when you get to 100-120 hives that it is worth your first trip so we will see. I also did a beekeeping lesson for our church daycare and I think the kids really enjoyed it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Been Busy

For those of you who do not know my wife and I now have a beatiful little girl. She is Three months old now and has just learned to roll over. She slept the first time in her crib across the house (with the monitors all hooked up and tested) just this weekend. Here are a few pics of our beatiful angel. :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cleaning out Ditches

I spent the day yesterday donating some time to help the City of Welch clean out 2nd street canal, which is a drainage ditch for parts of our community. Since the town is so funds limited this ditch has not been cleaned out for many many years and we were working with chainsaws and limb saws to clean it up. We managed to clean up about 70 yards or so of the ditch line which meant 3 large trailer loads of brush to the dump and another pile of brush still to be loaded, but we had some great help from the Craig County Jail Inmates and those guys worked HARD. A Special Thanks to them. The worst part of the day was getting tripped up by a couple vines and letting the chainsaw get against my leg, so I have so scratches that will need to heal up and a torn up pair of pants. If you live in a small community go down to city hall and ask what you can help with there is always something they need.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Todd agnew Concert

I got to hang out with Todd some at the concert that our church put on. Todd is an incredible person who is very down to earth and totally loves God. He did a devotional at the Meet-n-Greet which was a chance for 15-20 people to meet him personally. Totally blew me away that normally where you you kiss hands and shake babies or the other way around, but he took the time for a short devotional and prayer requests. Long story short I would suggest to anyone if you have the chance to bring Todd Agnew in to do it. It was WAY WORTH IT.