Overcoming Fear on a High Ropes Course

Recently we took our Youth group to a High Ropes Course in the area. One of the four groups had a student that was having some difficulty with her confidence. To put it more accurately, she...

It’s Their Hill!

Every winter I create a sledding hill of of the stairs of our deck by clearing the deck of snow and slowly creating a mound higher and higher as the winter months progress. Sari...

Reflection on a Parenting Workshop

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 8:30a - 5:00p, 21 folks gathered to engage in Dr. Kevin Leman's "Have a New Kid by Friday" parenting curriculum. This is a reflection video on the format of the...

Offending Cultures

I'm currently sitting in a coffee shop in Hayward next to a group of people talking a lot and sharing lots of stories. After the group had been sitting for a bit, another member...

“Calling People Out”

A friend of mine was sharing a story about a time (some 20 years ago) when he was at Lake Hayward Beach area (in Hayward, WI) and a mother was asking her older daughter...

Would I Recommend Climbing On Top of a Moving Train?

Back in the Spring, our family took a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. We had so much fun on this trip... especially our girls! One day, as we were riding on the...

Introductions.

This past week I had been invited to share at Victory Mountain Camp's 2nd and 3rd grade Kids Camp. I was on deck to share 4 sessions: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. I used these...

A Practical Lesson in “Driving” Hospitality

I found myself behind a very slow moving vehicle on my way home from the church the other day. I wasn't too worried because I thought surely this car doesn't the EXACT route I...

Tipping.

How do you tip? Generously or not generously? A while back I was thinking about my policy on tipping. I do not tip on performance, I tip on grace. I don't use the amount I tip as a rating...

A New Approach to Tackling the Gospels in Main Street

History of Main Street In the summer of 2003, I chose 39 stories in the Torah (Genesis through Deuteronomy), 39 stories in the Writings (Joshua-Nehemiah), and 39 stories in the Gospels and Acts. These 117...

Reading the Bible.

Back in February, I wrote this after my men's small group that meets on Tuesday mornings: "I was convicted this morning of a story my friend shared of a guy who would read through the...

My Lack, and Therefore Need, of Empathy

My wife and I had a good series of talks on the way to a retreat back in February. I can't remember the substance of our talks on the way down, but it was nice...