New years is coming. Resolutions are about to be made. And a number of other things are quickly approaching on our ‘to-do lists’. As a society… we are quickly forgetting Christmas. The Christmas tree has been taken down and like the seasonal conifers, we have placed Christmas out on the curb. Today as we look at our tree that was once full of ornaments, but now lays empty and bare…I wonder if many of us feel that Christmas shouldn’t be over just yet. Continue reading
Over this Christmas break, I’m guessing many of you out there are having a few moments of boredom. So I have a dare for you to spice things up a bit. So if you are brave enough.. answer the Dare Question. Continue reading
It smells. It’s heavy. It’s poop. And it’s a Christmas present. Every year my wife and I have a difficult time trying to figure out what to get my father in-law for Christmas. When you ask what He wants, he just shrugs his shoulders and rarely gives a straight answer. I’m guessing you have one of those in your family too. It seems everyone does. This year we decided to get him a special type of fertilizer that he loves. An experienced landscaper and gardner, her father speaks about this one type of fertilizer that you can only get in decatur Illinois.
My wife picked it up a few days ago using my truck, and the next day I was surprised to find the poop in my passenger seat. Due to a busy schedule and almost no time to spare, for the last two days I’ve been ridding with poop. And during these rides God has taught me a valuable lesson.
* I originally wrote this article for and was published by EverythingPastor.com
With the beginning of a new year just around the corner, we will naturally reflect upon the past 12 months of ministry. All those amazing and horrifying moments flashing through our minds, as we consider what went well and what we wish we could erase from eternity. The good, the bad, the ugly, and of course THE GREAT… will all be mixed into our emotional blender. That’s usually how it works. We are blasted with memories that keep us going, and then shredded with the ones that give us that “throw in the towel feeling”. Like a Jr. High student, we ride the emotional roller coaster and rarely know where the ride will take us.
Today, I’m currently sipping on my 2011 emotional smoothie, and I’m realizing just how bitter and sweet it can taste at the same time. I’m guessing you’ll be drinking yours soon, but before you down your glass, please allow a fellow youth worker to share how he’s trying to make sure he doesn’t choke in the process. Continue reading
If you’re anything like me, I am constantly looking for realistic means to stay organized, be more efficient in my work, and connect with students and leaders in our ministry. Many iPhone apps have helped in this pursuit. I have searched the app world far and wide to discover the most useful iPhone apps out there for my context. Continue reading