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3 Youth Ministry Lessons Learned from the Sidelines

In sports, the sidelines are the lines that mark the limits of the playing field or court.  Players and referees are actively engaged within the playing field.  As an athlete in the game, you may get … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 106 Butterflies and our Faith Journey

In my kiddo’s first grade classroom, students are learning first-hand about metamorphosis by having cocoons and tadpoles in class. Today I stopped in my daughter’s classroom after lunch to … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 103 How Not to be *That* Sports Parent

  We are a sports family.  Between the 3 kids, my husband and myself, we have played soccer, cross country, track, baseball, basketball, football and cheerleading.  As an athlete, a sports mom … [Read more...]

One Size (Doesn’t) Fit All

Greetings to you from the foreign country known as Te-Xas. I joked on twitter yesterday that I felt like a foreigner walking to my destination here in Dallas. And for being Asian. Though, currently … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 91 Creative time

I got a lot of productive work done today, scholarship essays and other legwork, but I also carved out an hour to go to my happy place, my painting table. I painted and got my hands sticky with gel … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 91 Creative time

I got a lot of productive work done today, scholarship essays and other legwork, but I also carved out an hour to go to my happy place, my painting table. I painted and got my hands sticky with gel … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 83 My WordPress Anniversary

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Three years ago, I started … [Read more...]

Is belief in God essential?

Interesting article, what do you think? … [Read more...]

Next Steps… A Follow Up to The Open Letter

The last two weeks have been pretty crazy.  The Open Letter to Parents post blew up and had over 25,000 unique hits in just a few days.  The number of emails, calls, texts and personal conversations … [Read more...]

Anne Frank

Anne Frank's heart-wrenching story has been read by millions since it was first published. Most will agree that her diary must continue to be made available to future generations...in order to keep … [Read more...]

Tree of Faith

by Asbo Jesus Is this what you do? Choose only the parts that agree with what you believe? Take only the fruit that makes you feel comfortable? Pick only what proves you "must" be right and all others … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Parents from Youth Ministers or Investment Update

(I have not written on the blog in a while mainly because I have been working on an exciting new book that I will tell you more about in the coming weeks.  While there has been blog silence I have had … [Read more...]

teaching a mystery

I’m obsessed at the moment with how we’re passing down our faith. And dissatisfied. I’m not of the opinion that we should kick all of our traditions and beliefs and means of … [Read more...]

Why Isn’t Contentment Enough?

Few things in this world have taught me more about my relationship with God than being a father.  I adopted my wife’s daughter when she was seven, and then in 2011 we had our own little boy. … [Read more...]

How to Deal With a Soupy Half Pipe

Like many people, I watched the Winter Olympic coverage last night that recapped the day’s events.  And like most casual American Olympics fans, I wanted America’s rock star, Shaun White, … [Read more...]

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