Did you know that the world's longest gondola ride is in Idaho?
We decided last weekend to try it out.
The view from the top was amazing. The watchtower guy Phil was like, "See that fifth mountain range over there? Well that's Montana. And see that mountain over there? Yeah that sure is Washington." He was sweet.
You can tell a lot about a man by looking at his desk. See if you can spot the following items:
Thick academic looking books to make me feel smartQuirky nose-shaped tissue dispenserUSB powered Secret knock candy dispenser I built myself using Arduino technologyAncient clock radioSpare capo just in case someone shows up in my office needing to quickly change keysBooks I actually use stacked horizontally on top of books I rarely useRemote for my remotely controlled electrical outlet (completely unnecessary, but everything wireless is better right?)Bag of Skittles to refill candy dispenserSpoon for eating soup at my deskContigo coffee cup that will keep my coffee warm until about 11:34Powered USB hub with seven USB connectionsWireless MouseChristmas lights with fade effect5-year-old laptop still awesomeBluetooth connected speaker streaming PandoraFamily pictures
I also have a mood light I built myself using Picaxe technology. It changes from red to green to blue and it is powered by th…
I'm working on a team within the Utah/Idaho Southern Baptist Convention exploring how to mobilize our churches to impact our region through new churches (we call it "church planting). Over the last decade there has been, among church and denominational leaders, an increased emphasis on church planting. Statistics show (trust me) that starting new churches is one of the best ways to reach more people with the Gospel. You can argue that point if you want to, but it is pretty clear no matter what numbers you look at that there is a need for more churches.
NorthStar was launched seven years ago. We were started with the vision of not just becoming another SBC church in a place where there are few, but to become a church planting church. Along the way that vision has never been lost, yet still we seem to have made little headway in fulfilling that vision. There are plenty of excuses I could offer, but forgetting the past I'd like to explore with honesty in introspection why we…