Perfect Is Messing Up Our Teens (And Us)

The pressure for teens to be perfect has escalated. According to an article in the Washington Post earlier this year, ” …perfectionism, is a mix of excessively high personal standards (“I have to excel at everything I do”) and intense self-criticism (“I’m a complete failure if I fall short”). In its unhealthiest forms, perfectionism can…

Thanks Week 10 LFYC Campers!!

Big ups to week 10 campers at Life For Youth Camp! Thank for your attention! If you’d like to purchase the whole series, you can grab it here If you’re a youth worker, you can book me for your next camp or retreat here Sunday Night Service  Part 1 Sunday Night Service Part 2 Monday…

Put A Label On It

Why don’t you just say it? “I have a problem.” “I need help.” “I’m struggling.” “I can’t figure this out.” “This is driving me crazy!” :I have something stirring inside of me.” Just say it, “I don’t have a plan” “I need help with my volunteers” “I need help planning stuff” “I need more discipline…

My Rules Of Persistence

Persistence – firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. I’ve been blogging for the past 12 years. I write because I want to, because I have a passion for encouraging and equipping youth workers and because nice people like you occasionally say I write good things (thank you…

Thank You Week 9 LFYC Campers!!

Hey Campers!! Wow! What a fantastic week! You guys stepped up big this week in your faith. You guys did some growing this week and I could not be more proud of you! I saw many of you go from shy and timid to standing on stage and sharing your heart. I saw many of you,…

Let’s Not Go Over This Again

“Does it matter to a man dying in a desert by which choice of route he missed the only well?” –C S Lewis This quote caught my attention on Twitter and reminded me, as a Pastor, that going back over someone’s life’s mistakes isn’t the road to healing. Yes, the past matters in regards to…