Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy Birthday Live Wire!

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since God started a new thing in Southern Indiana. I must say that I've never been more excited about Live Wire's future. Our best days are ahead and it will be immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine!

Take a look at this video we put together to celebrate what God has done over the last 24 months. Praise the Lord with us for all He has done!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I'll See It When I Believe It

Last night, my daughter, Kayla, wanted to use the familiar phrase, "I'll believe it when I see it," but it accidently came out, "I'll see it when I believe it." As I laughed at her apparent slip up, it hit me the incredible truth of what she had just said. We are called to walk by faith, not sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). To wait to believe only when I can see it and touch it, is not faith at all. I will believe based on a Word from God (Romans 10:17)! As a result, I will see it manifest in my life. Thanks Kayla for setting straight our theology, even if it was accidental:)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The NBA Combine & Gordon Hayward

I thought this video was pretty interesting. The first few minutes is a documentary on the NBA combine which is held in Chicago every year, just prior to the draft. The last few minutes is a story about Butler's, Gordon Hayward - an Indiana boy whose dreams came true on Thursday night, getting picked 9th overall by the Utah Jazz.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Urinal Story

Disclaimer: I realize I haven't blogged in a coon's age and I would love to break the drought with something spiritually edifying, but...I have to share what happened tonight. It was absolutely hilarious. Or at least I thought it was:)

It will go down as one of my funniest parenting moments. It took place tonight at Faith Harvest. I had packed five children (three of my own and two teens from church) in our van and went for a night of worship with friends. I was the lone parent as Jennifer had taken the girls to a women's ministry event. The night started off great. Emrie and Christian were worshipping with flags and were really into it. I was lovin' it as Jennie Mosier was leading worship and the presence of the Lord was filling the room. It was one of those moments you don't want to end. Now let me say that over the last couple of years I've had to learn to worship with minor childlike distractions. "Daddy, I'm thirsty", and, "Daddy, I have to go to the bathroom," is heard frequently. I've learned to deal with it and get back in the presence of the Lord. Well, tonight was a bit different. Like I said - the glory was thick and it was really getting good but as we headed into "Shout Unto God" and the intensity began to increase, I feel a tug on my shirt and my 3 1/2 year old son says, "Daddy, I have to poop." As you can imagine that made for a rapid descent down glory's mountain:) In an effort to grab a couple extra minutes in worship I instructed him to head to the bathroom and start his business and I would be there in a minute to help him finish up. I felt confident that he could do this as we had been to this particular church numerous times therefore he was well acquainted with the "facilities". I stayed as long as I could in worship and then slid out knowing I had a toddler in the bathroom, by himself. What I saw when I entered the men's bathroom was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. I saw my son, pants down, sitting on the urinal with his poop face on! He was of course stunned and a bit embarrassed when he saw his father explode with laughter and nearly fall to the bathroom floor. I'm happy to say, I caught him in time and transitioned him to the appropriate location before any damage was done, but the memory is forever locked in my mental vault of hilarious moments.

Friday, September 18, 2009

As Not To Be Upstaged...

A couple days ago I posted a touchdown run by my nephew, Andrew. Well, his older brother, Austin, refuses to be upstaged and took a recent recent reception to the end zone. So, to give my my nephews equal web presence on An Open Doerr, here is Austin's touchdown catch! Go Austin! Those were some pretty evasive moves:)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Andrew's Touchdown Run!

My sister just sent me a video of my nephew, Andrew's, touchdown run. I thought I'd share it with the world wide web. Go Andrew!

Monday, September 07, 2009


It's been a while since I last made a fresh entry to my blog. I thought I might take this down time on Labor Day to share some updates.

The kids are enrolled at Evangel Christian School here in Louisville. It's much smaller than Christian Academy but they seem to love it. Jalen is playing tackle football and the girls are taking piano lessons. Kayla is preparing for her first mission trip to Belize, Central America this spring. Jennifer is growing exponentially in her role as a mother, wife, and pastor. The house is still for sale as we long to sell and move back to Southern Indiana.

Live Wire is now eight months old and God is continuing to focus on building a strong foundation. Many that started this journey with us no longer with us but we are confident that God is in this and will be faithful to build His church and meet our every need. He is solidifying a core that will sacrifice all to see God's vision come to pass. We finished up a phenominal summer with visits from Apostle Jeff Johns and Apostle/Prophet Bill Norton. I'm so excited to see what God is going to do at Live Wire.

God is teaching me much in this season about depending on him with my whole heart in every facet of my life. My faith is on the increase and the devil's influence is on the decrease. I'm learning every day what it means to be led by the Spirit, to walk in His gifts. On the job front, I recently became a front-line supervisor at UPS. This promotion has come with added hours which I praise the Lord for. I've also been working a couple days a week for Browning Landscaping.

Quote that's on my mind:
"Prayer is preparing your future." - Bill Norton

Upcoming event that's on my mind:
Young Adult Conference at White Horse (other than the date I have tonight with my wife)

Song that's on my mind:
Where You Go I'll Go - By Kim Walker & Jesus Culture