It’s My Fault

It’s my fault It’s my fault if I have a bad attitude It’s my fault if I didn’t accomplish my goals It’s my fault if something doesn’t get done. It’s my fault if I am not where I want to be It’s my fault if I feel the way I feel It’s my fault if…

When Your Number Is Called, Be Ready

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images I was watching the College Football National Championship  between Georgia and Alabama last night and wow, what a game. It was 20 to 7 at some point and I thought, “Man, is Alabama gonna lose this game?” Not if Nick Saban had anything to say about it. In a surprise…

I Was Not Living In Reality

And that has caused me a ton of frustration. This quote from Gary Vaynerchuk  is stuck in my head, “The reason you are so frustrated is because you are living in the way you want the world to be rather than how it really is.” All I could think about was how things should be…

17 Things I Learned In 2017

I decided to do some reflecting on the past year, on a personal level, and this is a list of a few things I learned. 1. Dreams do come true, as I spoke at the National Youth Workers Conference. 2. My romanticism, about certain things, runs deeper than I thought. 3. I’m a better writer…

The Christmas Nobody Wants

Jimmy Kimmel loves his pranks. Every year Kimmel encourages parents to tell their kids that they have eaten their Halloween candy, and film it. He takes it another step further for Christmas by asking parents to give their kids an early Christmas a present, but one they know their kids will not like. You can…

Does Your Work Inspire Others?

I have had a few moments over the past month or so that has encouraged me to keep creating. The first moment I experienced was meeting CJ.  CJ is long time subscriber and commenter on my YouTube channel. We recently met for the first time at the NYWC in Memphis, TN. We only spoke for…

Submerged:How Deep Is Your Youth Ministry?

Would you like to find out how deep your youth ministry is when it comes to disciple making? Submerged Sessions are meant to show you and your students where everyone is at tin the pool. It will show you who's in the shallow end, waist deep, neck deep and submerged/ More importantly, it lays out a process for how to get you kids from the kiddie pool to the deep end of faith. 

Lessons include 

  • messages and slides
  • pool simulation/illustration instructions
  • graphics