Wow. It's almost been two months since my last blog. Oh well. Check out this sweet poem, which is by an unknown author:

I counted dollars, while God counted crosses;

I counted gains, while God counted losses.

I counted my worth, my things gained in store;

And He sized me up by the scars that I bore.

I counted honors and sought degrees,

He counted the hours I spent on my knees.

I never knew until one day by the grave

How vain are the things that we spend life to save.

That is something to think about for sure.


School, School, School

Will I ever be done with school?

I work at Norco High School.

I am completing my undergraduate education at CBU.

I am taking transferable elective units at RCC.

3 different schools all at once.

Today was the first day of working at Norco High School. I am officially a freshmen all over again! I enjoy being at school and I know that the Lord has me in school, both for work and education, for a specific reason. It is sweet to be a student, to work with students, and also to minister to students (high school ministry).


15 Negative Effects of a Watered-Down Message

I haven't posted a blog in so long!


The following is a summary of "Plexiglas Preaching: The Devastating Consequences of a Watered-Down Message," in the book Fool's Gold?: Discerning Truth in an Age of Error, edited by John MacArthur. He offers 15 points that list the "negative effects of the superficial brand of preaching that is so rife in modern evangelicalism." He says, "I offer them as a warning against superficial, marginally-biblical preaching--both to those who stand behind the pulpit and to those who sit in the pew."

1. It usurps the authority of God over the soul.
2. It removes the lordship of Christ from His church.
3. It hinders the work of the Holy Spirit.
4. It demonstrates appalling pride and a lack of submission.
5. It severs the preacher personally from the regular sanctifying grace of Scripture.
6. It clouds the true depth and transcendence of our message and therefore cripples both corporate and personal worship.
7. It prevents the preacher from fully developing the mind of Christ.
8. It depreciates by example the spiritual duty and priority of personal Bible study.
9. It prevents the preacher from being the voice of God on every issue of his time.
10. It breeds a congregation that is as weak and indifferent to the gory of God as their pastor is.
11. It robs people of their only true source of help.
12. It encourages people to become indifferent to the Word of God and divine authority.
13. It lies to people about what they really need.
14. It strips the pulpit of power.
15. It puts the responsibility on the preacher to change people with his cleverness.

Therefore, we need to preach the word (2 Tim 4:2) and listen to those who do the same!


Resolved Conference

This past weekend I went to the Resolved Conference out in Palm Springs with my brother. It was a great blessing! The theme of the conference was on sin. By recognizing just how sinful I am, I can realize just how amazing God's grace it. Click on any of the links to download the sermons. They are great!


8th Grade Promotion and Summer Break!

I am officially on summer break! Although, I am going to work summer school which is from July 6 through July 31; it is a great blessing. June 12th was my last day of work at Norco Intermediate because next school year Phil and I moving up to Norco High School! We are going to have a great time in high school. I had a great time working at NIS and the 8th grade promotion ceremony was great. Check it out:

These are other students I work with:

Now it is time to make the best use of my summer, even though I am still in school at night!

21st Birthday!

I turned 21! I had a great birthday simply because I have wonderful people in my life! I went to Ooka for dinner with my family; it's my favorite! We also had some good pie at my house. Also, I went to Chipotle with some friends for a small celebration; it was a blessing. And at work one of the students made me a cake and we went to Scandia! It was a great blessing! Thank the Lord for another year.

On the go-karts!


2 Year Anniversary

On June 3rd Michelle and I celebrated 2 years of being together. The Lord has blessed us with such a great relationship and we love being together. We went to the Palm Springs Aeriel Tramway and Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness. It was so much fun!

I gave Michelle a pearl necklace =)

We had a wonderful dinner on top of the mountain.
We were on top of that!


Memorial Day Weekend

For Memorial Day weekend Michelle and I had a great opportunity to go to Del Mar and have a mini vacation! Since we aren't married, it is hard to get away and stay at different places. But our friend works for Air1 and got us free passes for Spirit West Coast and I stayed in a hotel room with other guys and Michelle stayed with some girls. We had an amazing time! It was such a refreshing time for both of us. Here are some descriptive pictures!

We were boomin' to Toby Mac!

The Newsboys were sweet.

Some older guy parked his wheelchair in the parking lot. It was funny!

We heard Nick Vujicic speak. He is truly anointed.

We were able to spend a lot of free time at the beach. It was wonderful.

There is a park that overlooks the beach. It is one of my favorite places!

We are so O.C. with our Starbucks at the beach.

Stoppin' for a pic.

The beaches are nice because they do not have soft sand.

Overlooking the beach.

We decided to go to Coronado Island! This is on the bridge.

We visited the famous Hotel del Coronado.

This is on the top floor of the hotel.
By the beach at the hotel.

Pretty sunset =)

I had a wonderful time with my love <3<3<3


Thank You Mexico!

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, my class had a celebration with nachos and horchata! It was fun! Yum, I really like horchata!


They Have a Good Philosophy About Education

Berea College in Kentucky is truly a remarkable school. I believe they have a great philosophy on education:

At Berea, which was founded in 1855 as the first integrated college in the South, all 1,530 students work at least 10 hours a week in a campus or service job, earning $3.80 an hour and four years of free tuition. Eighty percent of the school's operating costs are funded by its endowment and the rest comes from donations.

Instead of hiring workers and spending tons of money, students receive free education but they have to work at the school and maintain it. Obviously there are ways they have to spend money (room, board, transportation, etc.) and there is funding that is given because the teachers need to be paid. But I think this is a great opportunity for many low income families.

Their motto is:

“God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth. Since its founding in 1855, Berea College's scriptural foundation, "God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth," has shaped the institution's culture and programs. Founder John G. Fee, an ardent abolitionist, asserted that Berea was founded "in the midst of many privations and persecutions to preach and apply a gospel of impartial love..."


CBU Is Crazy

I just finished the Spring semester at CBU and yet they are still asking me to apply to their school. They are pushy! I am (or almost am) a Senior and they still have me on the college application e-mail list. lol.

Kevin, your future is approaching fast with less than four months before CBU's fall 2009 semester begins.

But don't worry (too much) ... you still have time to apply!

To get started, simply fill out our online application (select the "Undergraduate Daytime Traditional link) and your friendly CBU admissions counselor will do the rest.

Or, if you would like to speak with an admissions counselor now, call (866) 7676-CBU or send a note to admissions@calbaptist.edu

Want to find out more about CBU? Take an online guided tour or go to CBU TV to access a library of videos.

Thank you for your time ... have a blessed summer!


Thus Saith KC: NBA Playoff Predictions

First Round

Western Conference:

Lakers vs. Jazz = Lakers

Trail Blazers vs. Rockets = Rockets

Spurs vs. Mavericks = Mavericks

Nuggets vs. Hornets = Nuggets

Eastern Conference:

Cavaliers vs. Pistons = Cavaliers

Hawks vs. Heat = Heat

Magic vs. 76ers = Magic

Celtics vs. Bulls = Bulls

2nd Round

Western Conference:

Lakers vs. Rockets = Lakers

Mavericks vs. Nuggets = Nuggets

Eastern Conference:

Cavaliers vs. Heat = Cavaliers

Magic vs. Bulls = Magic

Western Conference Championship:

Lakers vs. Nuggets = Lakers

Easter Conference Championship:

Cavaliers vs. Magic = Cavaliers

NBA Finals:

Lakers vs. Cavaliers = Cavaliers


Spring Break

One of the highlights of my Spring Break from work was when I decided to hang out with Phil and take him to the movies to see Monsters Vs. Aliens. We had a great time! I also ate Pinkberry during the movie! Yum!

The movie was pretty funny, but one monster cracked me up! His name is Bob.

Not that I am an indestructible gelatinous mass that tries to hit on jello, but something about him reminds me of myself.