Family Experience Happens October 2/3

This weekend we kick-off the month of October with Family Experience in the Route 252 Theater between the services on Saturday and Sunday. Family Experience is a 20 minute program for elementary kids and their parents. It’s fun and engaging and a great way for parents to find out what their kids will be learning about all month long. Don’t miss Family Experience this weekend!!

The 7lb Burrito


Nate, Debbie and I tried to eat this burrito from Jack-n-Grill in Denver.  As you can see we didn’t get the job done.

Cool Pictures From Montana

Where in the World is Cosmo–CLUE 1

Where in the world is Cosmo?

During the month of June, Route 252 is sponsoring a Cosmo medallion search. This is designed to be a fun family adventure. The family who finds the medallion will win a gift certificate for a stay at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City. Have fun searching!

Contest Rules

  1. The Cosmo medallion is hidden somewhere in the Wichita city limits.
  2. It will be found in a place that is publicly accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  3. You will never have to stop in traffic, destroy public property or put yourself in danger to find the medallion.
  4. A new clue will be handed out in Route 252 each weekend in June. If you miss the weekend service, the new clue will be posted on on Tuesday morning.
  5. If you find the medallion, take a family photo at the location. Send the photo to

Paper and scissors is missing its first.
Don’t get tangled in a web; that would be the worst.
The medallion is located between 10 and 12.
If you find it, all is well!

Good Things in Life

…Sitting on my porch with my awesome wife.
…Having kids that serve the Lord.
…Seeing kids invite kids to church.
…Mango smoothies at NewSpring Coffee shop.
…DeeDee Baron coming on staff at NewSpring starting tomorrow.
…Danny buying a new coffee maker for Father’s day…early.
…Our wonderful volunteers at NewSpring.
…Being able to help others.

Beware of Experts

This was sent to me this week…

There is no end to well-meaning people with experience who will tell you what is NOT possible. They are experts. They have respect. But because none of us can predict trends with complete accuracy, they simply do not know whether most new ideas will work or not. In their good intentions they are trying to keep you from making a mistake. You came up with an idea they never thought about. So there must be something wrong with it.

Here is a short list of experts who were wrong…VERY wrong.

  • Decca Recordings in 1962 rejected the Beatles, saying: “Guitar music is on the way out.”
  • In 1876 a Western Union memo advised against purchasing Bell’s telephone patent for $100,000: “This telephone has too many short-comings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.  The device is inherently of no value to us.”
  • In 1899, Charles H. Duell, chief, U.S. Patent Office, recommended to President McKinley that it be closed because “everything which can be invented has already been invented.”
  • Charles Schwab, CEO of Bethlehem Steel, refused to finance the experiments of the Wright brothers, calling their plans for an airplane a “harum-scarum stunt.”
  • Marechal Ferdinand Foch in 1912 said, “Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.”
  • In 1934, Parker Brothers unanimously rejected the game of Monopoly saying, “It is too complicated, it takes too long to play, and people will not like to keep circling a board.”
  • In the 1940s Darryl F. Zanuck said, “[Television] won’t be able to hold onto any market it captures after the first six months. People will get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”
  • Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, predicted in 1943, “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
  • A Grand Ole Opry agent in 1955 said to Elvis Presley after hearing his first performance, “You ain’t goin’ nowhere with that son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck.”
  • In 1964 a studio rejected Ronald Reagan for the role of president in The Best Man, saying, “Reagan doesn’t have the presidential look.”
  • A Yale professor awarded a ‘C’ to Fredrick Smith’s senior thesis proposing a private overnight mail delivery service because “The idea is not feasible.” Smith used his idea to start Fed Ex.
  • Ken Olsen, president of Digital Equipment Corporation, said in 1977, “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.”

KidzWorld Camp and Family Experience

We had an awesome response to camp sign-up this year.  In fact, we are taking over 90 kids to camp!  Right now we have to put kids on a waiting list to see if we can get a few more spots.  If you are interested you can email my wife at to put your child on the list.  We are planning to have a fantastic time with all the kids as we take some time away from the usual routine to focus on God and the beautiful outdoors.

This past weekend was Family Experience and we had a blast with the parents as we kicked-off the virtue for the month of March which is honesty.  Make sure you don’t miss a single weekend.