This is a pretty busy week, I am very blessed and thankful to how God is continuing to open doors and use us for His Glory.
I’m preparing messages for this week & doing a few demos. My schedule is as follows: Thursday night I’m in Salem, l will be skating and sharing @ a friends fundraiser. On Friday night I’m speaking and flipping my board around @ Skate Church which is going to be awesome. Then to celebrate Easter, I have been invited to share the Gospel of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ @ Cedar Mill Bible Church for their Easter services this Sunday 9am & 11am. I’m excited to see all that God is going to do.
All for Jesus!
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
This is a pic of our home in Portland, OR. I was stoked to mow such nice lines in my yard that I had to shoot this pic, JK. I thought it would be good to show our home base and give people a different perspective of who I am. Since it is just my wife and I we moved into this place intentionally to take in people who are in need of a place to stay. The property is rad because it feels like we are in the country, with close to 2 acres. The cool thing is you walk up our driveway & turn right and that puts us right back into the hustle and bustle of city life with 2 Starbucks in short walking distance. I thank God for allowing us to live in such a beautiful place and to use it to glorify Him.
God is good.
This is for those of you who are facing times of hardship & uncertainty. Be encouraged God is not done with you yet. This is the verse I’ve been landing on lately. God’s word encourages me so much. (Matthew 11: 28-30) Jesus says: “Come to Me, all of you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. “For my yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Jesus loves you.
I went to Oklahoma this past weekend to share the good news of Jesus and flip my board around for over a 1,000 people. It was cool to see so many little kids getting stoked on skating. I shared a message on how being separated from God is a dead life and knowing Him is a dead life as well. “We are either dead IN our sins or dead TO our sins.” I’m so thankful that God exchanged His perfect Holy life (Jesus) as a sacrifice to save us from hell and depravity and complete and utter void.
Thank you Jesus
Sharing with a group of high school students about living life as a Christ follower. It is awesome to see this many students at 7:30am before the day begins getting into the Word.
This past weekend I was able to skate and share Jesus with around 1000 people in Pensacola, FL. I had such a rad time. The people who brought me in did a fantastic job, a big thanks to Olive Baptist Church.
In other news one of my sponsors: Untitled Skateboards will be releasing the 2011 team vid Come & Die. Please pray that people would receive Jesus through this ministry tool.
For more info check out www.untitledskate.com
Thanks & God bless
This is my 6th official vid section in my 10 year career. This is by far, the edit I’m most excited about! I hope you enjoy watching it, and that it encourages you to push the limits on what is possible. I’ve been so humbled by all that God has entrusted me with over the years.
It is all about Jesus.
I made Christmas ornaments out of one of my old skateboard decks for the kids this year. I think it’s alot more meaningful to give something that’s personal. I got to be honest though, cutting crosses out my skateboard was no easy task. Then again God being born as a human to save the world from sin and separation from Him by dying on a cross, wasn’t easy either.
Jesus is Lord.
Thanks for your prayers-
Coming in January 2011, my latest skate edit will be released as a personal 6 min. promo piece and as my section in the new Untitled Skateboards film. The skating will be my very best and what I believe to be a new innovative injection for freestyle flatland skateboarding. It will also provide context to what I do on stages all across the U.S.
I’m smiling as I write this thinking “I’m about to release the best skating of my career” and at the same time I’m starting a homeless teen ministry with my wife in our city. Our life is about to get crazy but I’m stoked on all that God is doing in and through us. In other news a new signature Pro model should be available soon go to www.untitledskate.com for more info.
All for Jesus
There are so many of us who struggle these days with lack of commitment in the body of Christ. This is something that I hear from so many people.
“I am content with JUST Jesus and me.”
I say it is awesome that you found Jesus, but you cannot truly have Jesus and simultaneously not do what He says. The outgrowth of love and faith in Christ is love and faith like Christ’s, which means we are committed, even as He is, to His people.
Lets look at this verse: ”‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.’ The second is this,’ You shall love your neighbor as yourself’.'” (Mark 12:30-31). Jesus said that the second commandment is like the first. When you love God, your love and commitment for others will actually be like your love and commitment to God.