Shine Like Stars (sermon)

This past Sunday, May 22, 2011, I was given the opportunity to preach @ Hayward Wesleyan. Our small group had been studying Philippians this past year and we ended our year with reviewing what...

Storying

Even before I was the children's pastor @ Hayward Wesleyan, I've thoroughly enjoyed approaching the Bible as a story, a narrative. After all, the primary form God chose to communicate His Word was through...

Warren Buffett’s Ten Rules

You gotta love Jimmy John's for putting up great signs in their restaurants! My favorite? Never Suck Your Thumb!

Responsible Caregivers

Dangerous products should be kept out of reach of children... check. Parents have known this for thousands of years. So why do we have a news story like this one? Because we are reminded that...
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Hot Monogamous Sex

Catchy title, eh?! Justin Buzzard, author of Date Your Wife, wrote an interesting article for the Huffington Post called: Hot Monogamous Sex Here is an excerpt: Many people (especially men) think marriage is a cage, a cage that...

When the Holy Spirit Humiliated Me

From my journal dated: June 1, 2014 Last Wednesday night, after small group, Alex Pena wanted to talk with me. He asked what I was thinking about Youth group next year... so I told him...

Come Lord Jesus // Dinner Prayer

Come Lord Jesus, be our guest. Let this food to us be blessed. In Jesus' name, Amen. // or // Come Lord Jesus, be our guest. Let these gifts to us be blessed. In Jesus' name, Amen. Part of a series...

A Hilarious Summer Bible Camp Rules Video

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The Rock Story Monologue

I told this story @ the 2012 Easter Eggstravaganza. (Hold a rock while talking about rocks... make sure it's big enough for the audience to see) There are 3 kinds of rocks Now I'm not a geologist,...

How to Raise Up Spiritual Parents? Two Questions to Prime the Pump

Michelle Anthony, in her new book: Dreaming of More for the Next Generation: Lifetime Faith Ignited by Family Ministry (David C Cook 2012), expresses a certain regret and a resolve: Partly out of ignorance, much of my ...

A Great Advertisement For Camping Ministry: The Power of Camp

Summer Bible camp is a wonderful opportunity to spend an entire week with children and/or teenagers without outside distractions. Just think, if you have Monday through Friday with your campers that equals about 60 waking hours...

Discipline in Ministry

I am really passionate about "discipline" in ministry. To me (and I think to God), discipline (especially to children and youth) is essential to their spiritual formation. When a student is in trouble, I...