Let’s get Summer started already!

Schools are getting out and everyone is getting antsy for the Summer… right??

I’m just psyched to kick it off THIS Saturday at Venture with Summer Fest from Noon – 3 p.m.!

There will be classic cars, a dragster, great food, band, a pie eating and baking contest, fun stuff for the kids like archery, inflatables and knockerball!!?!? What a fun day!

Why do I get excited about this? It’s all about people coming together just to have a good time!

What’s the agenda? A good time!

What’s the purpose? A good time!

We just want to give people the opportunity to invite their family, neighbors, friends and coworkers to something fun!

Whether you can stay for 20 minutes in between graduation parties or 2 hours to soak up the sun. You get the idea!

Invite some friends (here’s the Facebook event) and have some fun!

 

 

Welcome Malachi Trenton

Well, I am an emotional wreck…

At 2:15 this morning my wife woke me up  to let me know she was leaving quickly to go over and be with my granddaughter Logan. My son – Logan’s Dad and Mom Andrea were heading to the hospital because a new little boy was coming into the world…

I cried then and I’m crying now as they made the official announcement that Malachi Trenton Prisk was born just  few hours later. He’s 7 lb. 13 oz, 21.5 inches long and rumor has it his hair is blonde and here’s the picture to prove it!

It’s so wonderful seeing how my son – Shea Trenton – carried on the tradition of giving his son his middle name… which made me tear up too!

I guess I’m feeling so emotional not just because of the joy of Jeanette and I having another grandchild, it’s also at the creative work of God, the miracle of God, the unbelievable creativeness of God that goes into birth. I’m overwhelmed! It’s beyond my comprehension truly that anyone would not fully dedicate themselves to Jesus just based upon the principle of birth…the supernatural nature of it.

So congratulations to Shea, Andrea and Logan, I’m one proud grandpa!

We pray for you UK

I can imagine the uneasiness of people living in the UK right now with some likely on edge, saddened and even reluctant in their daily activities after 3 major terrorism attacks in a short period of time.

We pray for those affected by the violence!

I’m not trying to be a downer, but the truth is we live in a time where it’s not a matter of if but when something will happen again and even here in the U.S. It’s the unfortunate reality off living in a world where yes, there’s a whole lot of good happening, but there’s also a whole lot of evil. There are also people who consciously and overtly are anti-Christianity and deny the very life of Christ.

So how do we face this? Do we crawl up in the fetal position and just wait for something to happen?

No!

We get up every day and we commit our lives, our dreams, our hopes and our aspirations to Jesus.

We make a commitment to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Regardless of what happens life is a faith walk, a trust walk, and if I only had myself to rely upon I’d be a mess! I know, that there is a God who loves me, and a God who says he’ll be with me regardless of what happens.

So we move forward and we take every day as a gift.

We become acutely aware of the gifts God’s given us and maximize those gifts to expand the kingdom of God!

[and if you don’t know what I mean by that, then check out this assessment that will help you identify further the ways God made you: http://ventureon59.com/spiritual-gifts-test/

When you and I know who we were intended to be and the way we were designed, we have more purpose, more meaning, more fulfillment and greater confidence.

We pray for you UK and pray you have hope!