Moving Joyfully

About a week ago, a friend asked me to help him move. I reluctantly said yes because this particular person has asked for me help several times in the past and I wasn’t able to. But this time, it was to be on Saturday afternoon. Saturday is typically my day off. I go to the […]

Showing Emotion

This might be a long post. A few months ago, our friends, Blake and Amanda, let us know they would be leaving their positions at our church and moving closer to Amanda’s family in West Virginia. Blake and I have become very close friends while working together with our youth group. And, as couples with […]

Tuesday night at camp

There are a lot of things I will remember about our youth camp this summer. There are phrases and exclamations that started at camp that will last for months and months, and perhaps on into the next camp. There was the memorable trip down the Ocoee River that tried to kill a good portion of […]


I’m back. I cannot even begin to write out what all happened this past week at our annual summer youth camp. I will need a few days to process and will probably use a few posts to cover the amazing week we had in Tennessee. One thing that I was reminded of was the burden […]


As I mentioned the other night, my family and I are leaving tomorrow for a week in the mountains with the youth group I work with. My home will be heavily guarded by ninjas in case any of you have any ideas. We are taking 90+ kids and 25 adults on the trip. It’s going […]


A close friend of mine, and fellow youth leader, spoke tonight at youth group. His talk was about unplugging from the world in order to hear God. He did a fantastic job, and it’s been rolling around in my head so I thought I would write a few quick thoughts. It’s perfect timing. We are […]

Wishes, Dreams, and Sbarro Pizza

My son asked me tonight, “Dad, do you like wishing for things?” His 5-year-old mind concocted this question seemingly from thin air. I don’t know what prompted it, and I certainly wasn’t prepared for it as we sat eating pizza in the mall food court. I was stumped. I didn’t know how to answer him […]