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


Well, no school again today. This is the view out my front door as of 6am. It’s the “harris fire” that started in Potrero near the Tecate border crossing. I’m guessing it’s traveled a good 30 miles on the other side of this hill and this is the far north edge of it pictured below. It looks a little closer than it is. But 3-5 miles is realistic.

here it is as of 6:30 am:

The president declared our communities to the North and this hill to the South of me a federal state of emergency. Hopefully the planes will start dropping stuff today as the sun comes up and the winds will die down. This is crazy. We’re talking over 300,000 people displaced from their homes and evacuations all over the place. The one death I am aware of is 2 degrees from me with a family in our church coaching wrestling at Valhalla with he and his son who is also badly burned.

Life can sure take a turn on the dime. Guess I’ll have to keep learning to spin on my knees.


  1. Wow. When Monica and I drove through Encinitas and Carlsbad, the air was filled with a thick cloud of smoke for miles and miles. Praying for you, bro.

  2. hey brian,

    my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. thats some scary stuff going on down there. we’re having some fires up here too, but not even close to the same magnitude. hope it all gets taken care of soon.


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