michael larkin


I am in trouble… by Michael
October 8, 2008, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Photos, The fam

Our daughter just went on her first girly outing with her mother, and I think I am in for a long 18 plus years…

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we are blessed by Michael
September 17, 2008, 10:49 am
Filed under: The fam

So, it looks as if our search for a place to live is over!  Not because we are content with being homeless, but because God is working.  We had hoped for our housing situation to be settled long ago.  Two of our huge requests have been: 1) relatively inexpensive so that we could continue to give above our tithes to Cinema Church, and 2) to be in a neighborhood/area where we could somehow make an impact.

If it was up to me and my timing we would be living somewhere that we could call our own long before now.  BUT, it wouldn’t have been inexpensive, and it wouldn’t have had the opportunity for impact that we are expecting.  So, I guess God’s timing is better than mine!!!

There is so much more I want to say about this.  Trust me I’m having a hard time keeping my mouth shut.  More details may come soon….especially maybe possibly if you are at Cinema Church Sunday.

Until then, God has opened so many doors, but there is still one that needs to be opened.  We continue to pray and wait, sometimes patiently, sometimes not so much.  And we continue to trust that God will lead us to the perfect place.  Maybe this is it?  Would you join us in praying for this one remaining minor obstacle to be taken care of today in His timing.



best 10 years ever by Michael
September 5, 2008, 5:32 pm
Filed under: The fam

Today, I have been married to my beautiful bride for 10 YEARS!

I can’t believe she married me, never mind stayed with me for 10 years.  WOW!!!

I wanted to tell the world how much I love Rachel.  I thought about making a video.  I could put that video on a website.  I could then get a tattoo of that website address.  My next step would be to run naked up and down main street until I got arrested.  I figure this is probably a good way to get the world to check out my website, and thus give me the opportunity to tell the world that I love Rachel.

However, things are better than they have ever been. With that said I figure she would want me to come home tonight (as opposed to jail). I guess this idea will have to wait.

So, if I cant tell the world, I might as well tell my world.  For all of you who read this blog…



my little princess by Michael
August 4, 2008, 4:40 am
Filed under: The fam

You are 1 now…before I know it you will have some questions. I want to answer some of those for you before you even ask…

What if a friend lets you down, or makes you cry…

I will pull her hair out

What if a boy breaks your heart

I will break his neck

What if a boy makes you laugh

I will be hiding right behind you (don’t even think about holding his hand)

When can I start dating

Maybe when you are 40

Why does dad have a gun

That was a gift to myself on your first birthday (in case any of the above need enforcing)

If you do something stupid

I will be disappointed, but only because I think the best of you

If you do something stupid

I will lecture you, but only because I want you to be the best

If you do something stupid

I will always forgive you

If you do something stupid

I will never stop loving you

If you need anything

I will always find a way to make it happen

If you want anything

I would love to give it to you, but I also don’t want to spoil you (too much)

If you wonder what the future holds for you

You will be perfect in every way, just like your mother

If you ever wonder

Yes, I do love you that much

If you ever doubt

DON’T!

Happy 1st Birthday!!!



Happy Fathers Day to all by Michael
June 15, 2008, 7:03 pm
Filed under: The fam

A few moments of my amazing Fathers Day…



would you rather… by Michael
May 20, 2008, 7:29 am
Filed under: Church Launch Team, Random Goodness, The fam

Would you rather make a point or build a bridge?

For way too much of my life I have probably made a point AND BURNT BRIDGES! I hope those days are soon over. Here are some quotes from my favorite Book that are hopefully helping me…

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

My son just rolled over, woke up, leaned into my ear and whispered…”hi dad” and I remember the REALLY important things in life. Im glad that today I chose to forgive and build bridges…my life is better this way.



my little man by Michael
May 14, 2008, 5:03 am
Filed under: Photos, The fam

You are teaching me to slow down

You are teaching me to enjoy the journey

You are teaching me to laugh

You are teaching me to laugh a lot

You are teaching me to laugh with my mouth wide open

You are teaching me to enjoy the little things

You are teaching me to enjoy life

You are teaching me that no matter what I am the most blessed person in the world

Thank you, my little man