52X7: Phase Four Goals

Here are my goals for the fourth phase of 52x7 in 2013. As a reminder, here's the plan: Pick a goal or two in each of the 7 areas of life. (E.G. Physical = Working out 4 days a week.) Crush said goals for 52 days. Drop the ones I hate at the end of … Continue reading 52X7: Phase Four Goals

52X7: Phase Two Summary {FOCUS.}

You  may remember that at the start of this year, I jumped head first into a fresh look at goals and resolutions called 52x7 thanks to inspiration from one of my favorite bloggers, Jon Acuff. The plan was pretty simple: 365 days breaks down pretty nicely into seven 52-day chunks, and anyone can do anything for 52 … Continue reading 52X7: Phase Two Summary {FOCUS.}

Friday Five: August 26, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: Most days I feel like I live, breathe, eat, and dream youth ministry. It's like that part of my brain never shuts off--which is really good some days, and some days it just wears me out completely. The other day I came home from the office, turned off my phones … Continue reading Friday Five: August 26, 2011

Shaping the Faith of Young People

I keep a canister of Play-Doh on my desk. This is not just any canister of Play-Doh, though... this is a fresh, un-played-with, still-in-the-shape-of-the-canister, smelling-brand-new, canister of Play-Doh. The people who know me well have been long aware of my tendency to keep seemingly random things laying around--seemingly random things that serve as little reminders of … Continue reading Shaping the Faith of Young People

Friday Five: July 8, 2011

As Spoke Folk Massachusetts is quickly coming to an end, here are five things I can guarantee you are running through my mind (even though I'm writing this before tour even starts): I love my air mattress, but after almost three weeks away, I'm really looking forward to sleeping in my own bed. Has it really … Continue reading Friday Five: July 8, 2011

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