Writing Archive

Love Demands A Different Response

A couple weeks ago, someone’s car got broken into at our church. During our weekend services. And wouldn’t you know it? It was a first-time guest. Conversations started popping up among different groups about how to prevent this. I was engaged in several of those conversations. Some talked about the need for security cameras. Others, […]

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Abby Is 16 // charity: water Campaign

One of our students, Abby, has decided to give up her birthday, so that her friends and family can give to charity: water instead of giving to her. You might imagine how excited I was when she told me she felt like God was pushing her to give to those who don’t have access to […]

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When The Greatest Gift Gets Overlooked

Isn’t it funny how we acclimate to our surroundings in such a way that we forget that we used to be in slavery. The Israelites, recently miraculously rescued from the hands of Pharoah, had the guts to complain. Don’t be deceived; we do, too. Recently, in my prayer time, God has shown me that I […]

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Student-Led Summer // Tanner’s Story

Tanner is one of our students. His last name is Engledowl. One day, one of his friends called him, “Pringle Dog.” It stuck, so that’s what we call him. We love him to death! Tanner gave his life to Jesus back in April and came up to tell me about it (he talks a bit […]

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A Tribute To My Dad

My dad is a hero. It’s funny. We think our dads are real life super heroes when we’re little. Then, as we grow older, we start to notice some of the human traits. The mess-ups and imperfections are there. And that’s ok. But then, as I grow even older, I have found myself to believe […]

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5 Overly Honest Confessions Of A Youth Pastor

I’m gonna break some rules today. If you know anything about ministry, you know that transparency isn’t a strong suit of most Christians; especially Christian leaders. I’m no different. But sometimes, it helps if we know that other leaders are dealing with the same issues we deal with. That’s the intention for this post. If […]

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Announcing The Title Of My Book!

Thanks for stopping by! If you read my last post, you know that I’ve been taking some time off work to knock out a project I’ve been dreaming up for the last several months: I’m writing a book. Now’s the time to unveil the title and concept of the book (and to let you in […]

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Fortune Cookie Prophecy

A couple weeks ago, my wife and I went on a double date with some friends of ours, Jared and Katie Clifton (during which we were blessed with a free babysitter…THANK YOU TAYLOR!). As we were catching up at dinner, I had mentioned that I felt something brewing in me; a new project that had […]

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And Baby #2 Is A…

You’ve been waiting, I know. It’s so stressful. But before I fill you in on the news, I have to show you a couple pictures of Kipton’s Birthday Party. Oh, yeah…the icing is blue, which means… We’re having a boy! Everything looks good for a boy to be born on September 1! We’re excited!

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Why I Stopped Blogging

I haven’t written a real blog post in almost four months. I used to post four times a week. At first, I needed a break. Not long after that, I felt the itch to start writing again, but couldn’t find the time to make it happen (mainly because this has been, without a doubt, the […]

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