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Living Simply

Living Simply

Big Blue She was a 1980 powder blue skyline mobile home.  Never in a million years ...

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4 Tips for Loving “Difficult” Teens

4 Tips for Loving “Difficult” Teens

I’ve got to admit I was disappointed when I read an article the other day ...

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3 Quotes for a Monday Morning

3 Quotes for a Monday Morning

Three quotes to get us thinking this Monday morning. May we pursue God with passion ...

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Vacation Me

Vacation Me

"It’s an All-Time Gig." After a handful of part time and seasonal jobs in High School ...

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Get your audience involved through texting

Get your audience involved through texting

How’d they do that? Ever go to a youth conference or event where they invite people ...

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What Korea taught me about the Gospel

What Korea taught me about the Gospel

In late August I had the privilege of traveling to South Korea for the purposes ...

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What it takes to stay on target

What it takes to stay on target

Hit the Bull’s-eye Recently, my 13 year old grandson came over to shoot my crossbow. (Editor’s ...

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Three Questions about Three Conversations

Three Questions about Three Conversations

Our THREE CONVERSATIONS event has concluded. We're incredibly grateful to continue hearing how God used ...

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A Prayer from the Valley

A Prayer from the Valley

Lord, High and Holy, Meek and Lowly, You have brought me to the valley of vision, where I ...

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6 Tips for Navigating Change with a Board

6 Tips for Navigating Change with a Board

When “Board Relations” feels like an Oxymoron... I’ve attended 374 board meetings in my lifetime - ...

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The Examen: Spotlight on a Spiritual Discipline

The Examen: Spotlight on a Spiritual Discipline

Today, we take a moment to take a closer look at the Spiritual Practice of ...

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Fresh Eyes

Fresh Eyes

Everyone needs fresh eyes. I've heard it said that “Those who can’t do, teach.  Those who ...

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Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

[Photo by ironrodart] "And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, ...

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Set the right course this year!

Set the right course this year!

How did we get here? In my early twenties I got introduced to caving or for ...

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Lectio Divina: Spotlight on a Spiritual Discipline

Lectio Divina: Spotlight on a Spiritual Discipline

Today, we take a moment to take a closer look at the Spiritual Practice of ...

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Who else needs another volunteer?

Who else needs another volunteer?

Stop! Don't just plug-in anyone. Our students are back in school and we’re ready to ...

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Prayer as Crowd Control

Prayer as Crowd Control

Have You Ever Been Guilty of This? I was at a youth meeting at a local ...

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5 Signs It’s Time to Kill the Sacred Cow

5 Signs It’s Time to Kill the Sacred Cow

As summer comes to an end, youth pastors everywhere start thinking about the year ahead ...

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In the Way of Brother Lawrence

In the Way of Brother Lawrence

Editor's Note: This August, we've been privileged to have guest posts every Monday from our ...

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5 Ways to Reach Your School District

5 Ways to Reach Your School District

Some thoughts on Serving and Blessing Your Local School Districts We all understand that the family ...

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Never-Ending Stories

Never-Ending Stories

There is nothing like a great story. It doesn’t happen often enough, but when it does; ...

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4 Tips for Vacationing Well

4 Tips for Vacationing Well

“I Only Have You for Two Days!” Naomi and I were so excited to go on ...

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What is making you?

What is making you?

We're excited to welcome Doug Jones on board as a contributing author for the month ...

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I Screwed Up – Part 2

I Screwed Up – Part 2

Today, Jerry Higley wraps up a two-part post on learning from our "Screw Ups". To ...

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