Are You Sick?

Are You Sick?

I’m going to come clean about an addiction here. I’m addicted to podcasts. Seriously can’t get enough! Right now my greatest addiction is the Carey Nieuwhof podcast. You should listen to it, like, every day. But seriously, I wanted to share one that...
Soul Care: Reflecting Through God’s Eyes

Soul Care: Reflecting Through God’s Eyes

“I am going to do it anyway…” Not to put all the blame on God, but he did make me this way. That statement is not one I often recommend falling back on, but sometimes the process of Spiritual Formation isn’t about learning something new, but instead taking something...
Soul Care: Can we be friends?

Soul Care: Can we be friends?

There was a time in my life several years ago when I was talking to my wife about how I wasn’t sure if I had any friends who weren’t teenagers. When you spend so much of your “free time” hanging out with teens as a youth worker, it easily...
How is Your Soul?

How is Your Soul?

No one sets out to diminish the health of their own soul… but let’s face it — it happens. – soulcare.com This June I will have been in full time pastoral ministry for 20 years. I love my calling and have enjoyed the highs of ministry and managed to stay sane...
Everyone Needs a Don

Everyone Needs a Don

Even though I am too young to have watched this show myself, I know that the Lone Ranger was full of it. First, being a lone ranger is dumb. Second, the dude was a liar… He wasn’t “Lone,” he had that guy Tonto to help him out. If even the Lone Ranger couldn’t do the...
What Feeds You?

What Feeds You?

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege to speak at the opening session of the East Regional Youth Leaders retreat. I love speaking, but more than that I love the opportunity to get to know people and have genuine 1-on-1 conversations with them. Often times, I am...