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clearing your mind for ministry

So at the end of December, I walked out of my last youth room as a full-time local church youthworker. Or at least that’s how I’m understanding my call at the moment. (Always a good idea … [Read more...]

#Path Lenten Blog Challenge Day 7

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” One of may favorite images to paint is a path. As we each wander our way through life, we seem to be on a winding, glorious, … [Read more...]

#Celebrate Lent Blog Challenge Day 5

From Psalm 145:1-9 (NIV):  “I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.   Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.   Great is the … [Read more...]

Lent Blog Challenge Day 4: Joy

Several months ago I came across an Facebook community for artists called “Art Abandonment.” The concept is that participants make art – it ranges from paintings to jewelry to just … [Read more...]

Lent Blog Challenge Day 3: Alone #alone

This is Day 3 of a Blog/Photo-a-Day Challenge that I’m doing for Lent this year. The themes for each day were put out by the fine folks at the big United Methodist Church, available at … [Read more...]

Lent Blog Challenge Day 2: Look

It’s Thursday, the day after Ash Wednesday, and so far I’m still able to keep up the blog/photo-a-day challenge! Let’s just count this as a victory, my friends! In case you missed my … [Read more...]

Lent Blog Challenge Day 1: Announce

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, this is Ash Wednesday. This marks the beginning of Lent, a time of preparation for Easter. During this season of Lent, I hope to replace time I waste on my … [Read more...]

Why Ash Wednesday?

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. On this day, I will join millions of other Christians as we usher in the season of Lent. Traditionally, Lent is a season of the Christian year in which we prepare for … [Read more...]

Did Jesus Go On Ski Trips?

The Saint Luke youth group has successfully returned from our annual ski/winter retreat to Sugar Mountain.  While checking in at group sales, I found myself in a conversation with another youth pastor … [Read more...]

Setting Youth Ministry Goals

It’s the beginning of the year which is always a good time think about long term goals. What goals do you have for your ministry this year? This month? For the next 5 years? I am not a big … [Read more...]

4 Reasons To Write Everything in Evernote

Evernote is so useful for many different applications from keeping receipts to meeting notes, to writing sermons, songs, blog posts, to do lists, and much more. As I have used it over the past few … [Read more...]

Great New YM Resource!!!

There are millions of youth ministry resources out there.  Some scholarly, some practical and some just … well nuts.  There is a new resource I want to introduce you to just incase you have not … [Read more...]

The Heresy of “Keeping Christ In Christmas”

I am from a small town. One small town in fact, Piedmont, Alabama. It is a beautiful little place nestled in the foothills of Appalachia.  It has some of the most gorgeous mountains in the fall and … [Read more...]

A Thanksgiving Blessing/ Reminder for Families

I hope you are gearing down and are getting ready for some well deserved time off to spend with family and friends. Thanksgiving, like so many holidays, can seemed packed, rushed, angst filled and … [Read more...]

New Devotional For YOUR Students- Extraordinary Time

I am so excited to tell you about my new 365 day student ministry devotional called Extraordinary Time. 365 Ordinary Moments with an Anything But Ordinary God “I love the heart of this devotional. … [Read more...]

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