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Interview with Pastor Mark Ernst… 10 questions:
So What do you do for fun?
I like to travel with my wife, but that doesn’t happen very often. I love road trips. I read, I write and watching baseball in hi def is incredible. Time spent by the pool is always fun! I like to quad ride too.
BBQ, Chinese, pizza and my wife Debbie is a great cook
My Relationship with Jesus and my wife Debbie. I draw my strength from prayer.
Can you sum up your passion in life?
To see people connect with Jesus, walk with Jesus and be everything He has called them to be. I am a life application preacher. I want to see transformation not just share information. The word of God has the power to transform lives.
Give us some fun facts about yourself:
I was on the radio here in Phoenix for a few years doing news. I’ve traveled a lot. I’ve ridden in a hot air balloon, helicopter and cable car across part of the German Alps. I used to have a boat and was a pretty good water skier. I understand German and can speak it “fair”. My parents were from there.
Sounds like you’ve had a fun life.
Oh, I’ve had my share of difficulties too. We all go through hard times, but God always guides us. My wife and I have a desire to serve Jesus and share His love with others. Our lives are focused on Jesus.
What’s your vision?
I see a great future for Palm Canyon Assembly. I don’t have a personal agenda, but I have big dreams. My prayer is that God uses me to guide this church to fulfill His purposes. He will lead us. We will see incredible things happen here in the next few months. We already have.
Any last thoughts?
We would like to see YOU be a part of Palm Canyon Assembly
Be everything that God created and purposed you to be. Make the absolute most of what you have right now. Love, live and laugh as much as you can. Keep your eyes focused on Jesus.
I love Pixar.
Every movie they make is a must see for me.
This video gives you a peek at what a typical day looks like for the man in charge of it all, John Lasseter.
It’s about 25 minutes long, but it is worth the time.
Here is why this is a video you must watch…
Pixar is a very creative environment.
Notice the attitude and feel of the office.
See how corrections are made.
Get a sense of the camaraderie that is felt at Pixar. Kindness. Hugs.
Catch the answer to the question, “How can you work on a single project for 4 years and still be excited about it?”
Watch the video and tell me what you think?
Would you flourish in an environment like that?
Does your place of employment feel similar to that?
As an employee, do you help to create that type of space where you work?
Seeing the video, does it become obvious why Pixar movies are always so good?
What else did you take away from this that you could apply to your life?
Sometimes you even look a little differently.
Dress a little differently.
Act a little differently.
When you think like that, it seems strange to most and will probably make you feel like an outsider.
That is until people begin to see what it is that you have created.
You weren’t intended to live your life in the confines of a box that someone else created for you.
God created you to be you. One of a kind. Special.
You were created for the purpose of leaving a lasting mark.
Not so YOU can be remembered…so HE can.
What makes you different? Unique? You?
* Side note – I couldn’t find an actual picture of Jesus, so I went with this one. Also, I am not saying that any of these people are on the same level as Jesus or that Jesus was crazy. So, lay off!!!
** Side, Side note – Can you name everyone in those photos? The first person to guess them all will win a free Otter Pop!
I know that I struggle with blogging consistently. Let me give you a glimpse as to a couple of reasons why.
1. My wife and kids are my priority. When life gets hectic, the first thing to go for me is blogging and social media. I think Facebook, Twitter or just surfing around on the interwebs can be a great time waster. As I learn how to best leverage technology, I use it and then walk away from it all the time.
2. I am concerned about what I might write. I honestly don’t want to offend anyone. But the truth is some of the most interesting things for me to write about would be what I read or hear from others that I disagree with. That could lead to me hurting some people I really like. I don’t want to do that…do I?
3. I don’t want to be too honest. It would be nice to write EXACTLY how I am feeling. I just think that it could be a little shocking at times and also a little inappropriate. But it might be therapeutic for me too. Hmm….
Ultimately, I need to blog. I have so much going on in my brain and I need to find an outlet for it.
I am a creative individual.
I have thoughts, ideas, dreams, passions and just crazy randomness that I need to get out of my system.
Should I or Shouldn’t I Blog Again?
The answer is that I should.
Will I be consistent?
I am not really sure.
I am becoming a blank canvas.
The past couple of months there has been a change in me.
Letting go of the past…
Getting back to the basics….
Becoming who I need to be to move into the next adventure in my life.
It’s been an exciting couple of months and now I believe I am stepping into the creation phase.
I want to create.
I want to help.
I want to be more intentional with what I invest in.
I want to be the best husband and father that I can be.
This is a vague post. I write it more for myself.
The journey begins now.