catching up.

•January 13, 2010 • Leave a Comment

It’s been a bit since I’ve posted anything. Theoretically, I’m starting over on this whole blog thing, but have decided to keep my archives on here just for fun. Let me attempt to catch everyone up.

Here are some bullet points of the whirl-wind of my personal life the past few months.

  • October 2009 – Entire Williams family had a bout of the notorious swine flu
  • November 2009 – I have an umbilical hernia repair (surgery)
  • December 2009 – Marissa has a C-section, and Addison Grace Williams is born (December 26) at 10 lbs 0 oz [def more posts to come on this]
  • January 2010 – A casual pain in the gut results in an emergency Appendectomy at North Shore hospital (January 8th)

one of the best gifts…EVER!

•April 23, 2009 • 1 Comment

this is my 2 year old treasure, ashlyn. what a surprise this was last month when they showed it at church after my sermon. priceless.

if you enjoyed that, click here to check out some other film shorts that the creative team at the church has done lately.

if you know my father-in-law randy, make sure you check out the pie auction film. classic!

furthering the invisible…

the big 3-0!

•April 7, 2009 • 2 Comments

today is my 30th birthday.

i should feel older and wiser. okay, i feel a bit older but i have to say that each year i live the less i realize i know…the more i need to learn…the more i rely on others…the more i need the Lord.

i guess growing up isn’t so bad! not that i’m wishing my life away, but maybe i’m actually becoming more like the person i was created to be, with each year that passes.

but, can’t my daughter stay the same age?

furthering the invisible…


•February 20, 2009 • Leave a Comment

this won’t be a long post…just long enough to say that i’ve discovered twitter this week and i think it may be something i can do regularly. it should work well in the craziness and busyness of my life, because i can do it on the run…it only takes a second…and doesn’t require extensive time spent in the publishing room. you don’t have to always spend 30 minutes writing a long blog post in order to keep in touch with others (which i’m pretty lousy at.)

kinda like prayer…don’t give up just because you’re not able to spend a really long time, every time you talk to God. sometimes, ongoing tweets will work, just to keep the communication flowing. keep in touch…with God, and with others. don’t be a stranger.


•February 17, 2009 • 3 Comments

i’ve been on hiatus when it came to my blog. it wasn’t really intentional, it’s just been pretty insane lately. but no excuse…shame on me! i’ve taken about 5 months off since my last post. however, now that i’m considering a return back into publishing my queries online, i thought i should find a new look to my blog. i’ll keep this one until i find a better one. 

catching up: since last time i blogged…my love for my life has increased. i am “still” blessed to be in the family that i’m in (which, by the way…my father and mother, my sis and brother-in-law, and mother and father-in-law have all moved to long island to assist us in our ministry.) i love my wife, marissa, and daughter, ashlyn more and more each day. this church is incredible (another blessing), and i really appreciate how open they are to stretch for kingdom’s sake. our ministry is developing quite nicely, and the Lord is bringing about the steady progression that i had envisioned he would (more details will come in future posts). 

“…the best is yet to come and won’t that be fine…” [sinatra, of course]

furthering the invisible…

a tale of two ballparks…

•September 19, 2008 • Leave a Comment

it’s no secret that i’m a sports fanatic, and when it comes to baseball…”forget about it” (as my new friends here say). yes…i’m a dodgers fan, but i love every aspect of the game. without taking time to count, i’ve been to 15 or so different major league ballparks in my life (give or take a few). two that i had never been to, are scheduled to be torn down after the 2008 season. 2 weeks into being a new york resident, i was able to see a game in both parks.

shea stadium (probably the best seats i’ve ever had at a game)


“the house that ruth built” 

i was very appreciative of the opportunity that the gentlemen gave me to visit these two parks. the pennant chase “buzz” was in the air at the mets game. the “buzz” of it being the last series in yankee stadium’s history was in the air at the yanks game. both were great experiences…and i look forward to adding two more parks to my list next year, with the opening of citi field and the new yankee stadium.

furthering the invisible…

pilgrimage across country…

•September 2, 2008 • 1 Comment

our family has concluded our trip from denver to long island. after 4 days and 4 nights of travel with a two year old…we finally arrived in new york where we plan to establish deeply entrenched roots.

our travels were complete with beauty (iowa, pennsylvania), monotony (nebraska and ohio), and nostalgia (we visited where i started grade school in indiana).

[from denver to nyc]

[my first t-ball field – portage, indiana]

overall, it was a great trip! ashlyn was a trooper, too…but boy were we glad we invested in the portable dvd player.

furthering the invisible…