October 13, 2011

Okay, so I got something pretty cool up my sleeves :-O (more on this too come). BUT in preparation for it EVERYTHING MUST GO! I’m selling JUST about everything. My printer/scanner/copier, my desk, bed frame & mattress, to even my bike, and surf board, and large mirror in my room… I listed just about all of this on craigslist, here’s a bunch of it below and the links to them on Craigslist.. If you’re interested shoot me an email at… Read more

October 13, 2011

This morning I was reading through Psalm and came across Psalm 127. In particularly, verse 2 jumped off the page. Which reads, “In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat- for he grants sleep to those he loves.” Hustle has been such a theme for me in my life. I’ve come to the mindset of, “work as hard as you can and you’ll get to your goals and dreams” but this verse was a… Read more

October 12, 2011

In an earlier post, I quoted Jon Acuff who said, “If you’re preaching the gospel on stage, but not living the gospel off of the stage, you’re not a pastor, you’re an actor.” This has been my biggest question in my own personal life, what does it look life for me, for us, to all follow after Jesus with all of our hearts, minds, soul, and strength? I think and I worry that we’re not doing that. I look at… Read more

October 11, 2011

Being back from the National Youth Workers Convention, quite a few people have asked if I used the conference as a means of “networking”. I politely respond, “not so much.” I’m not against networking, I’m just not good at networking. Probably for a few main reasons: 1. I hate small talk- If you’ve hung out with me for more then an hour, you’d come to quickly realizeI don’t beat around the bush. I don’t know exactly why or what it… Read more

October 10, 2011

Guest post by Dan Navarra     I’ve often thought about the sense of urgency with which Christians live their lives in this great country of ours.  Over time, we’ve lost our edge.  Why don’t people share their faith anymore?  I think there is a lost appreciation of the balance one must have in knowledge and technique when it comes to sharing faith that is creating a massive hole in the growth of churches around the country. I remember a story about… Read more

October 8, 2011

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October 7, 2011

There are probably the four blogs I frequent the most. It’s late and I just downed some NyQuil (don’t judge) so I’m probably not thinking of a couple, but either way here are a few of em and some honorable mentions to go with: Donaldmilleris.com Ragamuffinsoul.com Stuffchristianslike.net Dougfields.com Honorable mentions: adammclane.com, tentblogger.com, michaelhyatt.com All you youth pastors/workers out there, if you’re interested you can check out the top 20 youth ministry blogs right now for 2011, put together by Adam… Read more

October 6, 2011

So I had the privilege of attending the National Youth Workers Convention (NYWC) this year. It’s always a great time. In short, Its a retreat for youth pastors, to learn, grow, connect, and refresh. Here’s a glimpse into the convention. It’s a party: It’s honestly become a tradition for me to go the convention on an annual basis, its usually held in San Diego at a resort-esque conference center, where we can go to seminars and learn, order in room… Read more

October 6, 2011

If you’ve never heard of these guys. You’re probably not saved. No just kidding. But at the NYWC this weekend the two guys came through and lead us in worship. Amazingly gifted, would be a fair description of them. Check out their website and new CD that just came out. This song is not on their new CD it’s probably over a decade old, but seems to never get old. Read more

October 5, 2011

Guest post from Shawn Stutz: Lately I have been reading the book of Acts.  It truly is a stunning book of miracles, divine messages, and bold messengers—as well as persecuting opponents. The gospel narrative is the launching pad and honest good-news living becomes the thrust of the book’s content. This first century marvel tells of life after death, missionaries and witches, conspiracies and conversions, and jail-breaks and shipwrecks. This second letter of Luke is full of adventure, wonder, and mystery…. Read more

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