Most of the World Hasn’t Graduated from Middle School

I'm a middle school pastor. I've thrown dodgeballs, watched students cringe and giggle when I say the word "sex," and laughed at the silliest things with grades 6-8 students for almost 10 years. Here's...

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...
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Week in Review #8

Friday, Feb 14 - Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 Week #8 Synopsis Technology conversations Sledding Followers Purity 2.0 and Barnebirkie source YouTube

10 Years. A Decade.

10 years @ Hayward Wesleyan Church today 10 Years. A Decade. I have a family. I have an amazing wife named Amanda, two beautiful daughters, Sari and Macie, two pesky cats and one loyal dog. We...
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Week in Review #15

Friday, Apr 4 - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 Week #15 Synopsis Relaxing Friday and Saturday Main Street story was on Nehemiah (the follow up to Ezra's story the preceding week) Monday was a big VBS planning day Realization of...

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...

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...

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...

Why Am I Always Late?

A reflection from my journal dated: May 20, 2014 We are chronically late to school. I could share a number of reasons why, but it still doesn't excuse our constant tardiness. As I reflect, one of...

Two things occurred to me…

I love my two kids.  They are really fun!  I took this picture @ their daycare.  As I pulled in the driveway, Michelle (one of our daycare providers) was just finishing up the braids...

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...
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Week in Review #4

Friday, Jan 17 - Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 Week #4 Synopsis Mark Jalovick's visit Solomon Builds the Temple in Main Street Followers reconvenes and the Rock Wall becomes a reality source YouTube