How can I let go?

How do you look at the cost of being a Jesus Follower? Is it open hands receiving or closed fist gripping hold to all you have like a baby with a pacifier? Jesus said, “Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If… Read more »

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Playing Hot Potato with God?

Not mine! No you get it!  Quick toss it to the next person standing beside you!  It’s the game we have all played at one time or another with any object as the “potato” and there is no age limit, young or old.   The idea of bouncing the potato to the next person as… Read more »

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Stoking the Flame with Laughter

Recently I was invited to a Doug Fields dinner for youth workers in our community by GroundZero of Myrtle Beach.  Although I am a Volunteer Youth Leader in our church, I jumped at the opportunity to learn from “professional youth leaders.”  I did not know what to expect, BUT I knew my wife needed to… Read more »

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Un-expected Generosity!

In the spirit of the HOBBIT…This past weekend was an “unexpected adventure!”  Our last minute crew of volunteers were destined to be together, and as usual God changed our well thought out plans for something better.   After heading out on Thursday evening to attend the Strength to Stand Youth Conference, we thought we could… Read more »

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A New Season

If gluttony  is a sin, I need to start off by asking for forgiveness for going by my wife’s baked goodie plate one toooo many times over the holidays! Although I am still feeling a little guilty for all the blessings we have to be thankful for here in America and around my home during… Read more »

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Are we churches or hospitals?

Its has been a thought that I have wrestled with over the past few months… “SHOULD OUR CHURCHES BE  SEEN AS SPIRITUAL HOSPITALS?”  If you want to get medical help, do you find the “right” hospital to treat your emergency? Or do you just get help for the crisis you are in at the moment?… Read more »

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Focus like David

Its only a few times in life we are given the opportunity to do something great!  In those times, if we are honest, fear and adrenaline are gushing through our veins during that moment.  Imagine David starring down Giliath… A young man and a giant soldier. Was David an idiot?  I am sure some in… Read more »

Alongside Them

How do I keep up? How do we reach those over stimulated minds? Honestly it can be overwhelming as a youth minister in today’s technological world.   Maybe, just maybe, its me that is overstimulated too!  I have dozens of emails, videos, great skits, and rich blogs to sort through and they all compete for… Read more »

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    How can I let go?

    How do you look at the cost of being a Jesus Follower? Is it open hands receiving or closed fist gripping hold to all you have like a baby with a pacifier? Jesus said, “Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If… Read more »

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  • Playing Hot Potato with God?

    Not mine! No you get it!  Quick toss it to the next person standing beside you!  It’s the game we have all played at one time or another with any object as the “potato” and there is no age limit, young or old.   The idea of bouncing the potato to the next person as… Read more »

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    Youth Ministry Notes to New Volunteers

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  • Stoking the Flame with Laughter

    Recently I was invited to a Doug Fields dinner for youth workers in our community by GroundZero of Myrtle Beach.  Although I am a Volunteer Youth Leader in our church, I jumped at the opportunity to learn from “professional youth leaders.”  I did not know what to expect, BUT I knew my wife needed to… Read more »

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    Posted on September 20, 2013 by
  • Un-expected Generosity!

    In the spirit of the HOBBIT…This past weekend was an “unexpected adventure!”  Our last minute crew of volunteers were destined to be together, and as usual God changed our well thought out plans for something better.   After heading out on Thursday evening to attend the Strength to Stand Youth Conference, we thought we could… Read more »

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    Posted on January 24, 2013 by
  • A New Season

    If gluttony  is a sin, I need to start off by asking for forgiveness for going by my wife’s baked goodie plate one toooo many times over the holidays! Although I am still feeling a little guilty for all the blessings we have to be thankful for here in America and around my home during… Read more »

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    Posted on January 6, 2013 by
  • Are we churches or hospitals?

    Its has been a thought that I have wrestled with over the past few months… “SHOULD OUR CHURCHES BE  SEEN AS SPIRITUAL HOSPITALS?”  If you want to get medical help, do you find the “right” hospital to treat your emergency? Or do you just get help for the crisis you are in at the moment?… Read more »

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    Posted on October 30, 2012 by
  • Focus like David

    Its only a few times in life we are given the opportunity to do something great!  In those times, if we are honest, fear and adrenaline are gushing through our veins during that moment.  Imagine David starring down Giliath… A young man and a giant soldier. Was David an idiot?  I am sure some in… Read more »

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    Posted on September 27, 2012 by
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    Alongside Them

    How do I keep up? How do we reach those over stimulated minds? Honestly it can be overwhelming as a youth minister in today’s technological world.   Maybe, just maybe, its me that is overstimulated too!  I have dozens of emails, videos, great skits, and rich blogs to sort through and they all compete for… Read more »

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