Galatians 5:16-17

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. Galatians 5:16-17

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Hi guys!

My name is Billy and I'm so excited to start CIRCLES and grow together with all of you!

About myself:
I'm sure Facebook could help with that :)
Aside from that, I would say a significant 'about me' is that about a year and a half ago, my life changed considerably. Upon graduating, my schedule slowed down and I realized I was in a terrible place with God. Combined with that, all of the "fact based, 'knowledge is power'" tone I had been hearing throughout college, caught up with me and I needed to go on a search of the existence of God. He satisfied my search about 4 pages into a book I was reading on God's existence.
Pretty much immediately after that, God began revealing to me an incredibly new and enlivening understanding of Him, His character, His desire to have an every-second continual relationship with me, and His desire for my career and life plans to be thrown away completely and relearned in Him. This past year has been awesome, difficult, sorrowful, joyful, excited, depressing, and between all of that emotion the Lord has been teaching me the importance and difficulty of disciplining ourselves to stay steadfast through valleys by holding onto Truth and continuing disciplines when things get trying.

I don't currently attend RockHarbor all that often (about 2 Sunday nights a month), but am excited to become a part of the high school or college ministry through CIRCLES. I am currently involved in the college/young adults ministry and attending church at Beachpoint Church in Fountain Valley.
I am currently working (and will be ending shortly) for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society doing fundraising development with them.
I hope to spend the majority of my working hours over the next 8 months doing CIRCLES, ministry @ Beachpoint church, and learning God. I'm sure a part-time job will also need to fit somewhere in there;)

Looking forward to meeting you guys this Saturday!



  1. Hey Slice, thanks for sharing a bit of your story. I can tell already that Jesus has his hand upon you. What an exciting (and scary!) season you have coming up! So glad you are part of the program, and I look forward to seeing more of what God has for you. Blessings,

  2. Thanks for your post Billy. I think Amanda is right, you definitely have some exciting things ahead. Glad we got to tackle them together!

  3. I love your willingness to serve, your desire to learn and grow, and your openness to be used in whatever doors God opens. That's awesome! It will be exciting to see what is to come =)

  4. I'd love to hear more about what caused the 180 in your thinking. What happened 4 pages into that book? And what was the book? More questions than answers! It's like an episode of Lost.

    Great post.

  5. Nick,
    Never seen Lost, but I heard it's a cliffhanger;)
    It was Jesus Among Other gods, by Ravi Zacharias (great apologist if you haven't heard of him).
    I don't know how to describe it best. Definitely somewhat of blessed assurance - one of those you just know because you Know moments.

    I had been walking with God before fading to this scary time in my life. So it was a 4 page refresher i guess:)

    Praise Him for His relentless pursuit of our deviant lives!

  6. So crazy how in just a short amount of time your life can change in the blink of an eye. I'm constantly reminded that nothing is impossible with God and that we are called to adapt to His schedule and not the other way around. His plan is perfect and guides us accordingly. I think it's rad that God changed your vision of things so abruptly and I can definitely relate.

  7. God drops books into my hands right when I need them. Its amazing. I am so glad he did this with you as well :) Excited to learn more about God through what He has taught you.

  8. :) I am currently doing fundraising development for an intl non-prof... here's to donor communication and planning the gala! nice to meet you.