Spring Break 2007

This coming Thursday my family and I will be going on our first big trip as a family. We are heading to Florida, you can see the map of our trip above. I am really looking forward to getting a week away in a warmer climate and spending some time with my family. We are […]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Cover Art

Yesterday the cover art for book 7 was released. And here is the full book jacket. (You can click on both pics for the full size.) Read more about it here. You can watch the unveiling here or below on the YouTube video. Here are the UK adult and children versions. There is lots of […]

How Can Churches Keep People Away?

I ran across the following blog that had a list of 10 Ways to Keep Me from Discovering Your Church, you can read all of the authors comments by following that link. I found it pretty interesting and I will add my comments below. Don’t have a website: This is the information age, even 107 […]

One Year Ago Today…..

It was one year ago today that Kimmy and I came home from church and found that the dog that we had since the very beginning of our marriage had died. You can read the story of it all here. I loved my dog and still miss her. As much as I love Zoey and […]

My Harry Potter Alter Ego Is…

You scored as Albus Dumbledore. Strong and powerful you admirably defend your world and your charges against those who would seek to harm them. However sometimes you can fail to do what you must because you care too much to cause suffering. Albus Dumbledore 80% Hermione Granger 70% Ron Weasley 70% Harry Potter 65% Remus […]

Random Funnities

I do not like email forwards and most people know that, so I tend to no get a lot of them. Which makes me very happy, but occasionally I do get some and they tend to be some of the better ones. I recently received the following from a friend and wanted to share it […]

Hurting Youth Workers Fund

Unfortunately not only is the world of youth workers fairly small, but it also tends to be a very wounded group of people. Over 2 years ago I stumbled upon a forum for youth worker’s that was hosted by Youth Specialties, which has since been essentially moved onto Youth Ministry Exchange, it was the first […]

Living The Dash That I have

First of all let me state that I do not know who this is, even though we share the same last name. There is always something familiar about tombstones. There is the name of the person who passed away and then there is the year (and sometimes date) the were born and then when they […]

Should Churches Be Green?

I have been thinking a lot about ways that I can be more environmentally friendly. After all it was one of my New Year’s resolutions. So my wife and I have made a concerted effort to begin recycling, which has reduced the amount of garbage going out to the curb in half. And I have […]