I remember days gone by, where my son would crawl up on a chair or sofa, jump off into my arms. He would crawl back up over and over again, squealing joyfully... Do it again Daddy! Do it again! When I was a freshman in college, I went off to Bible college, wild-eyed and ready … Continue reading Do it again…
Sunday night, we kicked off a brand new, two week Christmas series with your students. "Christmas in Disguise" is designed to talk about the stuff we don't often talk about around the holidays - the messy stuff. It is all about those awkward moments that don't feel much like the hope and joy that Jesus … Continue reading Christmas in Disguise: Week 1
Parenting teens is hard work. When I was 22 years old, fresh out of Bible College, I lived in this dream world. I remembered my not long abandoned teen years like some dream sequence in a movie. In this dream, I was a perfect child. My parents never had to discipline me and I never … Continue reading FAQ | How can I help?
When we're young we look forward to birthdays. They are filled with parties, sleep overs, gifts and friends. The older we get, the more they change. Today is my 35th birthday. The last several weeks have been filled with opportunities to think about where I've been, where I am and where I go from here. … Continue reading If 35 year old me could talk to 25 year old me
I never realized how hard it was to be a part of the Church as a single adult until I went through a divorce and became one. When I worked full-time on church staffs, I honestly never thought about our programming implications for singles. We programmed for families, marrieds, even seniors but never singles. Looking … Continue reading Singling Out
Those words popped up on my Twitter feed this afternoon. Check out Darrin Patrick I've spent nearly two years trying to identify the issues that plagued my life in marriage, parenthood, and ministry. One of the places I've landed? Passivity. Passivity is the tactic used by the Enemy that gets me to disconnect, to withdraw … Continue reading Passivity. Will. Kill. You.