Eight Years.

Tomorrow morning if you wake up, And the sun does not appear I, I will be here If in the dark we lose sight of love, Hold my hand, and have no fear Cause I, I will be here I will be here when you feel like being quiet When you need to speak your … Continue reading Eight Years.

For Better or Worse. 

Seven years ago: September 12, 2009. We stood before a congregation of our dearest family and friends and made some really important promises to each other. We promised to to love each other, and cherish one another, and to do life together through all of the ups and downs that may come our way. For … Continue reading For Better or Worse. 

Be Devoted to One Another

"Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle." Romans 12:9-10 (The Message) So, friendship has been on my heart lately. (If we're friends on Facebook, you're probably thinking to yourself--"DUH!") … Continue reading Be Devoted to One Another

An Attitude Adjustment.

It's time for an attitude adjustment. Not just the "I'm going to be more patient" or "I need to be more positive" kind. But the serious, down to the core of the matter, attitude adjustment. Sometimes working in the church we can easily start to think that we are somehow more holy, or more more … Continue reading An Attitude Adjustment.

Music Monday: “You’re Never Giving Up”

An important reminder on this Monday morning... He's never giving up: not giving up on me, not giving up on you, not giving up on us and this crazy messy world we live in. This week, I am blessed to be reminded of this fact in the context of community with colleagues and fellow youth … Continue reading Music Monday: “You’re Never Giving Up”

The Secret Life of the American Teenager

  Josh Griffin is a Youth Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California--one of the largest and most influential churches in the country. A few weeks ago, the High School Ministry at Saddleback ran a series called "Secrets" for which they collected secrets, PostSecret style, from the young people in their church. They spent two … Continue reading The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Top 10 Reasons I Love Spoke Folk as a Youth Minister

It's hard to believe that by the time this post hits the press, Spoke Folk Massachusetts 2011 will be half over. As I mentioned in last week's YM Tuesday blog post, I am currently in the middle of what I would call The Twelve Best Days of Summer. I have been touring with Spoke Folk since … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons I Love Spoke Folk as a Youth Minister