Category Archives: Travel

Are Any of These Cities Near You?

This month I fly to 5 different U.S. states to teach parent workshops… and I’m hoping that I’m coming near you! (and if not… let’s start a dialogue about bringing me out to your city) ARVADA, CO It all starts … Continue reading

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5 Realities That Made Us Pause in South Africa

As I sit here on my 12-hour flight from Cape Town to Munich, my mind can’t help but decompress, processing my week of teaching at the Imagine Ignite conference and hanging out with youth workers in South Africa. God’s hand … Continue reading

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Heading to South Africa

I’m not sure how to pack… Lori and I are headed to Los Angeles (85 degrees) to run a half marathon, then we fly to Cape Town (73 degrees) where I’ll speak at a conference next weekend, then we stop … Continue reading

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Somethin’ a lil’ different with my teenagers

We were bored and looking for something to do for the day, something… different. 20+ years as a youth worker, I go back to my youth worker connections when I want to do something fun with my girls and their … Continue reading

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A Glance Back at 2014 Travel

As I peek ahead at my speaking calendar for early 2015… it’s getting pretty full. So I looked back at my travel in 2014 and this is what I discovered. I traveled a total of 82,777 miles. I took a … Continue reading

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10 Things That Made Me Pause in Uganda

I’m in my second week of my visit here to Kampala. Three days left. We’ve done three full days of training, I’ve spoke at several schools, met with youth workers, preached three services yesterday (three 2-hour services… a little longer … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Youth Ministry in Uganda

As I write to you at this very moment, my dad is teaching a little over 120 youth workers about how to prepare a sermon. I wish you could see it. We’re in the basement of an Anglican church, and … Continue reading

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Training Leaders in Uganda

This weekend my dad and I pop on a plane to Uganda, a 23 hour itinerary… which is pretty long when I’m wearing this stupid arm brace for my shoulder. Most of you have followed my shoulder injury, my surgery … Continue reading

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Traveling Near You

September is already here and I’m about to begin spending a lot of time in airports! That might just mean I’ll be coming to a city near you. Check out my fall schedule and see. Here are some of the … Continue reading

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On the Road with Mom and Dad

Eleven days, ten nights… over a week on the road with Mom and Dad. Poor Ashley! Ashley is my 16-year-old, and for the last six days, she’s been in five cars, one plane, four hotels and three states with Lori … Continue reading

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