Come Aboard the Bandwagon

Come Aboard the Bandwagon

This is a slightly-modified version of a post I did for Canadian Catholic earlier this year. This Sunday’s FIFA World Cup final features two soccer powerhouses:  Argentina and Germany.  The Catholic social media world has been all over the fact that its our...
Swinging for the Fences

Swinging for the Fences

Last week, I was blessed to spend a week in Fort Worth, Texas for the second consecutive year. I served as a trainer for YouthLeader and had the opportunity to help high school youth (and their youth ministers) develop their leadership skills (in a Christian context)...
In Good Hands

In Good Hands

This morning I sat in the dentist’s chair as he scraped, drilled, and picked among other things. I knew what the end result was to be…however I had no clue how he was going to get there. I tried my best to just relax and trust him (and pray that I didn’t hear...
Gimme a Break!

Gimme a Break!

When it comes to our youth ministry leaders, it’s a common tendency to fall into the mindset of “keeping them at all costs”. We fear losing them forever and we sometimes fail to see that it might be worth suffering some short-term pain for some long-term gain. There...
Calling Your Bluff

Calling Your Bluff

It started off innocently enough: my daughter Kayla and I were enjoying some quality daughter-father time when I noticed that she had left her Disney Princess Snakes and Ladders game (and all its pieces) scattered on the floor near my bed.  I noticed because I stepped...

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