Category Archives: Personal

26 years with this girl

Today Lori and I celebrate 26 years of marriage, and it’s kinda weird… but we still like each other! Continue Reading

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Top 10 Posts of 2016

It’s been a fun year on this blog. We’ve had a bunch of exciting contests and giveaways, not to mention… this blog grabbed the No. 12 spot in the most recent TOP 30 YOUTH MINISTRY BLOGS from Good times! … Continue Reading

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My Top 5 Time Traps

These are 5 random distractions that have captivated me for countless hours during the year, starting with an Instagram account that has provided non stop entertainment… Continue Reading

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“Guy’s Guide” a Cyber-Monday Hit

It’s always interesting to see which resources are a hit during that key shopping weekend Black-Friday through Cyber-Monday. And this year… it’s a bold little devotional for young men! It’s crazy to watch which books Amazon move. Amazon ranks the … Continue Reading

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Top 5 Impactful Christian Music Artists in the 80’s

Did you grow up in the 80’s? Did you listen to Christian music in the 80’s? My wife Lori was playing Amy Grant’s Straight Ahead album in the car the other day and my girls began complaining. Lori and I … Continue Reading

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Behind the Writing

We just made a funny little graphic for my blog’s new book store with a picture of all my books… and it had 20 covers. That made me pause. Twenty! Wow. It doesn’t even feel like twenty. If you asked … Continue Reading

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Top 30 Youth Ministry Blogs

This month posted the Top 30 Youth Ministry blogs and thanks to readers like you, we made the list… twice! They listed THE SOURCE FOR YOUTH MINISTRY in slot No. 5, and then my personal blog in slot … Continue Reading

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Recruiting Volunteers… in Hawaii?

Lori and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this week, and that’s why I was pretty excited when the county of Maui booked my dad and I to teach a workshop on the island this Friday on mobilizing the … Continue Reading

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

It’s always fun to see what posts resonate with readers each year, as well as which ones draw traffic from the search engines (this 2011 post titled, “Dad, Can I Go to the Homecoming Dance” still draws significant traffic). Looking … Continue Reading

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Best Movie of the Decade

I just saw the best movie I’ve seen in a decade… twice! For those who have been following my Insta or Twitter… you’ve been hearing little blips of my excitement about the new Star Wars film that premiered this weekend. … Continue Reading

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