LIFE Nuggets

The purpose of this blog is Essentially to Chronicle our personal faith journey and that of a place that we call LIFE House West. Why Life Nuggets? Because Nuggets bring to mind a sense of fun and enjoyment, show me a child who is sad when they get to eat chicken nuggets..... Things like life, and following Jesus should be fun and we want to explore those things in a light hearted and fun way, so please, enjoy...

Location: Hagerstown, Maryland, United States

30 years old, married, Father of four children (2 boys, 2 girls) 2 cats and 3 dogs (black lab, english bulldog, and pug)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

July at LHW

Wow it is hard to believe that it is almost July and Summer is in full swing. We are planing on picking up the pace of things at LHW in the coming months. In July we will be meeting bi-weekly at 10:30.

Also, on the 10th to the 13th of July we will be having our first kids block party at the ministry center. It will be a great time of fun for the kids with moon bounces, basketball, martial arts demonstrations and all kinds of fun for them. It will go from 4:30 till 7:00 each day. It is free so come out and bring the kids.

Lastly, we will be "grilling on the grass" on Friday July 27 starting at 6:00. Again this is a free event for families so come out and meet the team at LHW and have some summer fun. I look forward to seeing you there.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Little Mike

Today's entry is a rather sad one. Just recently we suffered the loss of one of our neighbors. Mike Hart, or as I knew him, Little Mike. He lived right behind our ministry center, and we had become good friends. More than that, Little Mike was a part of our church. He had given his life to Christ, and we had began the process of teaching him to become a dedicated follower of Jesus. There are a lot of great stories that I could share about Little Mike, but I will mention just one. When you come into the foyer of our ministry center you will notice a track light in on the ceiling. Mike put that light up.

We also shared a love of riding motorcycles. We never got the chance to do that together, but I have a patch on my vest that is a little part of Mike that I ride with. I will always remember the little ways that Mike impacted LHW. I will remember him when I ride and I will see my friend when God decides that it is time.


Thursday, June 07, 2007

Remaining Fasciated

Hello one and all! Welcome back to LIFE Nuggets! I am sitting in the LHW meeting hall blogging on my new MacBook. I hate to sound like a computer nerd, because I honestly do not know much about them, but I live this thing. The size, and feel of the computer is much better than most laptops that I have owned. It just feels like it is made better. I should have bought one sooner. It is funny how the simple things can fascinate me sometimes. When my wife called me this week to let me know that it had arrived at the house I was pumped. That was Tuesday and the fascination has not wore off.

Thinking about how much I like using this computer and remain fascinated by it's programs does remind me of something very important though. Right now it is a novelty. It is cool, but what about a year from now? Will it still have the same fascination for me? Will I still be having fun with it? Wil it still be an important tool for LHW?

Good questions, I would hope to say yes to all of them. Sadly, though we (and I cam be guilty also) live in an attention-span shortened world. We move quickly from one thing to the next, nothing lasts long, let alone can we say something is permanent. I am not saying that I think that change is bad. Just the opposite, I love progress, I just think that sometimes it comes so fast at us that the idea of something that is unchanging almost becomes an alien concept to us. We are not used to such an idea. If it is not the latest and greatest we get bored quickly. I will be twenty-nine in August, I am getting older and I guess my perspective are changing. Time goes so fast and things come so fast that the older I get the more reassuring it is to know that God is unchanging and what Jesus did on the cross for us is was a one time, once and for all thing. It is permanent, it does not need changed.

That relationship that we can have with God, the knowledge we can have of him, can be something that we do not get bored with. I think that sadly, sometimes, believers can lose that love and fascination that we must have with Christ as his followers. I took 2006 and spent he ear reading the Gospels, I cannot recommend the experience enough. I have decided to spend 2007 in the psalms exploring the depth of human emotion that can be found in scripture. One conclusion that I have come to is that no matter what age we live in, the constancy of God is something that we all need to experience. Our lives can be filled with turmoil and business. Knowing and experiencing the Christ who remains the same every day gives life enough mystery and joy to not just keep us going, but help us thrive. Try getting to know the one who never changes, Jesus will never get boring.


Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Well we have now come through the third of our monthly gatherings. It is great to see neighbors and visitors check out what we are doing. We are now preparing for tour next meet the family event on Friday night. It is at 6:30 and it will be a great time to conect with the launch team and hear more about the vision that LHW has for the community. We look forward to seeing you there. A new life nuggett later this week


Friday, June 01, 2007

Our Next Gathering

Well we have come to the time of our next monthly gathering. This Sunday June 3rd at 10:30 we will be meeting. We will be discussing the characteristics of revolutionaries. I look forward to seeing you there.