ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I was hosting the Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium when I was challenged to dump a bucket of ice water over my head or donate 100 to the ALS association, all to raise awareness of ALS. Since the window was only 24 hours to get the challenge done I decided to multitask and do it at the stadium… all good fun. What I didn’t know was that someone had FILLED the cooler with not just ice and water but an insane amount of salt to make it colder….well, it sure made it saltier.

The Huckleberry Hundred

Calling all cyclists!

On Saturday, August 27th Fresh Life Radio invites you out to the Huckleberry Hundred, a bike ride to benefit the music and message of Fresh Life Radio. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Flathead Valley on the last Saturday of August from the best view possible–behind the handlebars of your bicycle!

There will be family, 25, 50 and 100 mile options so that even if the full Huckleberry Hundred is a little too intimidating, you can still join in on the fun.

Registration begins on June 1 and will take place at Until then, check out where you can listen to epic music and killer Bible teachings 24/7, wherever you are. And if you have an iOS device from Apple you can fire it right up on mobile safari.

serious suffering (not)

I’m on the final flight that ends a quick overnighter in California, where I filled in for my friend Greg Laurie, at his Thursday night Bible study, while he is in Israel. It was an awesome evening of ministry and a thrill to teach God’s word to such a stoked and well-fed group.

As much fun as it is to minister in different places, traveling always takes a toll. And what was the most difficult part of this particular trip? Getting only 4 hours of sleep after preaching at skull church the night before? (Partially due to the adrenaline in my system from seeing so many make decisions for Christ and also because I had to arrive at the airport at 5am to catch a 6 o clock flight) Having to land back at home and be ready to hit the ground running for the weekend services at fresh life? The wretched airplane coffee? Being in harms way while surfing with a gray whale?

Nah–that stuff just makes it fun! What made this trip difficult was not having the delightful sounds of fresh life radio streaming in my rental car over my phone’s mobile browser, like I normally do on the road, because I stupidly forgot my 1/8 inch cable, that connects the phone to any car stereo’s aux-in input, at home. Oh man, it was bad, terrible, no good and awful. There was no exquisite blend of groundbreaking indie, alternative anthems, modern worship and delicious jams stimulating my senses as I sat in socal traffic. Woe was me.

By the way, fresh life radio is now streaming on the web 24/7 at on computers and certain mobile devices. No matter where you live,you don’t need to suffer unnecessarily, crank it up!

A Rodent of Unusual Size

After a great weekend of ministry at Harvest Christian Fellowship my family and I ran into a mouse wearing a tuxedo while on an excursion to Disneyland. Alivia and I decided to say hello but Lenya, my younger daughter, was a little sketched out and kept her distance.
As much fun as the magic kingdom is I can’t help but think how much better Messiah’s Kingdom will be at worlds end. When Christ rules with a rod of iron the whole earth will be the happiest place! Lions and lambs will be high-fiving, crooked places will be made straight, and I bet churro’s won’t cost 5 bucks either, it’s going to be epic.

husky power

While Greg was in Montana this week, I wanted him to have some good winter fun–but didn’t want a repeat of his first preaching trip (see here and here.) So we decided to do a different kind of sledding–dog sledding! They don’t have the horse power of a snowmobile, but they do have husky power and it was easily one of the most unique things I have ever done in my life. And nobody was hurt, which is always a plus.

Here is a little video I shot during the expedition.


This blog definitely gets filed under random, but I was so impressed by these german chicks I had to post this video. I can hardly balance for more than 10 seconds on my bike at a stoplight…on the pedals, much less on the handlebars. It’s like bike du soleil.