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There’s a Baby on the Way!

There’s a Baby on the Way!

Hidden Where did the time go?!? I’m going to be an uncle in just a few weeks. Actually, the doctors tell me it will be in two weeks and one day. My family and I are very excited for my sister-in-law and her husband. This is their first baby, a boy! (Editor’s Note: That’s my […]

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Setting a Christmas Alert

Setting a Christmas Alert

I’m Busy I love my google calendar. I am by no means a super tech-savvy guy, but I have figured a few things out and skipped having to recreate the wheel (reading the directions) by asking some of my nerdy friends for helpful hints. My google calendar is a great ministry tool that works well […]

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Next Steps towards Lasting Faith

Next Steps towards Lasting Faith

Two weeks ago today, we had another wonderful equipping event here at Project Renovation. One Life’s Derek Melleby led us in an important discussion about instilling lasting faith into the teens we work with every day. We loved the discussion of the day and were excited to be with other youth workers from across PA. […]

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Four Ingredients for College-Age Ministry

Four Ingredients for College-Age Ministry

For my first three years in full-time ministry, I served 5th-12th grade students. During that time, I experienced firsthand that just a few essential ingredients are needed for a healthy, thriving student ministry. After those three years, God led my wife and I to another church where we had the incredible privilege of launching a […]

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Lasting Faith Equipping Event Announcement

Lasting Faith Equipping Event Announcement

Today’s the day! We’re excited to be hosting youth workers from all across the the South Central Pennsylvania today for an important conversation about “Lasting Faith” led by author and teacher Derek Melleby. If you weren’t able to join us at today’s event, please be sure to check back later this week for a free […]

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Thanks-giving Needs a Little Friction

Thanks-giving Needs a Little Friction

We live in a “globalized, de-frictionalized, broadbanded” world, or that’s what I read in a Forbes.com article the other day. Yes, I was reading a Forbes article. You know, we camp directors have to keep up on our global-economic awareness. Of course, it is not difficult to be connected to the rest of globe nowadays. […]

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Child-like Faith, pt. 2

Child-like Faith, pt. 2

About four months ago, I was babysitting my 2 year old granddaughter, Caia. I watched her as she walked across the kitchen and grabbed a small step stool. She struggled as she walked across the kitchen floor, half lifting, half dragging that stool that was almost as big as she was. She took it over […]

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Child-like Faith, pt. 1

Child-like Faith, pt. 1

I was several years in to exploring this contemplative life. I would often just sit with God – being in his presence. One morning, I went into my sacred space – a comfy chair in a quiet corner of our house set aside for simply being with God.   I found myself dwelling on a particular […]

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I’ve got nothing

I’ve got nothing

I’ve got Nothing. Recently, I was invited to speak to a large audience and I was nervous. In that venue, well known speakers consistently delivered powerful, life changing messages. They delivered God’s Word with power and conviction. And then, somehow, I got invited to speak there. I remember thinking, “Compared to them, I got nothing. […]

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Learning to Turn It Off

Learning to Turn It Off

Turning It Off Slide to power off. I cannot remember the last time I swiped that little red slider to power off my phone. Sure, I put my phone down sometimes, set it to vibrate or even go into airplane mode, but turning it off… why do they even have that as an option? If […]

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