Last week I was able to take some much needed time off. My family and I went on a week long trip to Hawaii. We visited Oahu and the Big Island. What an amazing experience! During this once in a lifetime experience we were able to experience the barren lava rock areas, as well as the plush rain forests of Hawaii. If you ever get an opportunity to visit Hawaii take it! Highlights of the trip for me included a helicopter ride on the Big Island, visiting Hanauma Bay in Honolulu while snorkeling over the reef, and having a chance to worship with the folks from New Hope O’ahu. Although I didn’t seem to get a lot of rest on our vacation it was a refreshing time away! You can check out some of my photos on my facebook page, become my friend at