Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


Today we celebrated Jake’s Birthday. Technically it is tomorrow, but today was a day of no school and 6 years ago, when Jake entered our world, Shannon was redefining “labor day” for our family and bringing us Jake. So labor day in our family is Jake Day.

Life has never been boring since. The kid is a nut.

All he wanted for his birthday was a bike. So his grandparents pitched in and bought him a new bike which we broke in today on our favorite family bonding time- a bike ride up the coast from mission to PB. We had some lunch at the Pita Pit and then iced mochas at this little coffee shop around the corner. (2 more family favorites)

Then later that night we all crashed Chuck E. Cheese for a party. I’ll admit, not my favorite idea for a party for the boy, but the 6 year old and his buddies didn’t seem to care. I think next year though I’m gonna have to step it up and have a big ol boy sleep over with bikes and jumps and water guns or something.

Anyway, it was quite the day.

“Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” Psalm 127:3-5.

I am blessed. Thank you God for my boys. Thank you for Jake.


  1. Happy Birthday to Jake!! I was just telling Mr.Adam that Jakes birthday is tomorrow (today) and we couldn’t help think about how fast time is going by. BIG birthday HUGS to Jake from Mr.Adam and Miss Andrea!! Love ya.

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