To The Very End

I think I found the quote I want on my tombstone “To the very end” What do you do, consistently? Is it important? Valuable? Generous? Does it bless others? Does it encourage? Most importantly,  is it worth doing all the way the end? I want to Love to the very end Follow to the very end Lead…

Is This My Last Mission Trip?

I’m sitting in a motel room in  Montgomery, Al. waiting to go to sleep before my trip to Panama tomorrow. Since I am retiring from full time youth pastoring, I started to wonder if this would be my last mission trip. I think this might be my last mission trip of this kind. By this…

400 Gone. Just. Like. That.

It was like Thanos had snapped his fingers and 400 subscribers vanished.  In my earlier post I shared how I had lost over 100 subscribers, but I had no idea I had lost that many. Here’s what really happen and why I think it happened. After some back and forth with Mail Chimp, my e-mail…

A Crafty Gift For Christian Grads

  My wife gave a metal impression kit with some washers and that got us thinking about graduation gifts. If you’re still needing an idea for a meaningful grad gift to your students, this may be the ticket. There are links below to get your own kit and, because I’m an Amazon Affiliate, you’ll be…

I’m Not A Professional Youth Pastor

I’m a person in love with reach students. Yes, I’ve been a youth pastor, professionally, for 28 years, but that’s not why I reach and disciple students. I reach and disciple students because someone reached and discipled me. There is something weird about saying you’re a professional youth worker. It’s like saying you’re a professional…

If You Love It, Make It Better

I am currently reading Brene’ Brown’s Braving The Wilderness. There’s a quote  (among many) that really spoke to me. The quote’s context deals with living in the tension of taking an opposing view. In this case, it was a Penn State athlete who supported the victims of Jerry Sandusky abuse and Joe Paterno’s silence. The…