Category Archives: Personal

Fires a little too close to home

The fires are bringing about many opportunities for ministry. My daughters’ church is a little outside the fire zone and is currently providing housing for evacuees. Continue Reading

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10 Flight Tips If You Actually Want to Get There

If you take the 2PM flight instead of the 6AM flight, 12 flights had to go perfectly for the 2PM flight to actually make it. You logarithmicly lessen your chance of arrival the later in the day you travel. Suck it up. Set your alarm… Continue Reading

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Lost a friend

Rob had an inherent knack for reaching kids no one else reached. He built a barn next to his property because kids in his neighborhood had nowhere to hang out. The barn brought out literally hundreds of kids each week. Continue Reading

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A remarkable man

Soon I discovered he was an elder in the Ali’i of Hana. One of the great chiefs, and by far one of the most respected men in the region. Most of the young men attending the wedding had grown up under his tutelage at some time in their childhood. He was honored greatly among his people. Continue Reading

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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 YouthMinistry.com. 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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