Last night over 100 leaders gathered for our monthly leadership update.  I love working with all of you.   You are the BEST leaders ever, and we’re accomplishing the work of the Kingdom because of YOU!!!Cimg0630_editedCimg0631_editedCimg0632_edited Cimg0640_edited Cimg0644_edited Cimg0645_edited Cimg0655_edited

Kopi Luwak

If you saw "The Bucket List", you’re familiar with Kopi Luwak, the most expensive drink in the world.  If you’re not familiar with it…well…it’s coffee made from coffee beans that have passed through the intestines of a "luwak", a cat-like animal that lives in the jungles of Indonesia.  Less than 1000 kg of this coffee…

Mark Beeson is one of my favorite pastors and communicators.  This morning, he blogged about the purpose of the Church, and although I like being original and not copying a lot of people, this quote from him is worth copying.  Let’s get our eyes off of ourselves! N.T. Wright suggests this answer in his book…

One wrong move…

One of the questions that you recently submitted has to do with how Connie and I raised our kids.  First of all, we were not perfect parents.  that statement may not seem to be a big deal to you, except that I tried so hard to BE the perfect parent, only to look back and…

Here She Comes To Save The Day!!

Hey there everyone … Jenn Tobler here!  We were having some technical difficulties with a picture, so I’m testing it here.  This post will probably change today, so if you see this, post a comment about your favorite Pastor Steve story, either one you experienced or one he told … this should be fun! Jason…

Yesterday was such an interesting experience…I had jury duty!  After arriving at 8AM, and waiting until 12:15, I was ushered into a criminal courtroom for jury selection in a criminal case.  When I was examined as a jury candidate, I was asked lots of questions about being a pastor, about the guns that I owned…

Wow, what a great list of questions!  Be patient, it will take me a while to get through all of these.  I also want to thank everyone who made suggestions about the "family" series this year.  We’re going to take one of the suggestions you made and run with it!  You’ll love it! Tonight starts…

Know what would be cool?  If some of you would suggest something that you would like for me to blog about.  I have plenty to say, but there are days that I’m just not sure anyone is interested in what’s going through my brain.  Any takers?

Wow!  What a fantastic Superbowl!  Sure, I was wearing Tom Brady’s jersey, but the Giants showed up to play!  It was really exciting to watch them upset the Patriots, and I cheered for both teams on the big plays.  I learned that from my uncle, Curwood Garrett who was a newscaster and sportscaster.  When we…

"Greater love has no man, than to give up his life for others".  John 15:13 Sometimes we do the craziest things for the people we love.  As is demonstrated in the attached picture.  I love my wife Connie, probably more than any human could love anyone else.  Christmas before last I got this bright idea…