Heading Up North

The family and I will be heading up north tomorrow (Monday, 30 June 2008), and I do not know how often I will get to blog. But you can always follow me on Twitter, because I will be updating that regularly.

Snuffleupagus Creator Dies

Kermit Love, who was the creator of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and most importantly Snuffleupagus, died last week Saturday (21 June 2008). I know this isn’t major news, but as someone who loves Snuffleupagus, which is why I have my blog address as “thesnuffy.com”, I was sad when I ran across this […]

Environmental Cartoon

I saw this cartoon an the ASBO Jesus website and wanted to share it on my blog. It is one of those things that make you go, “hmmmm”.

Firecracker 5K & Mullet-boy Update

Last night I emailed Eric Thuemmel, who is the person in charge of the Firecracker 5K, about the race and asked him if it was a race around a high school track or if it is a road race, because on the Run Michigan website it indicated it as a road race and not track […]


On Saturday I begin a 10 day vacation and I am really looking forward to it. We are taking our annual vacation for the 4th of July up to Manistee, MI for the Manistee National Forest Festival. I have been going up there since I was a kid and it is exciting to take my […]

Race This Vol. 2

Simply Youth Ministry has so many great products that are created to help youth workers jobs easy. And they have some of the coolest games for youth groups. They just came out with the second version of their Race This, which is such a fun game to play. If you have ever been to a […]

2008 Cedar Point Reflections

I had such a blast at Cedar Point, but of course I have a blast every year. It is one of my favorite youth group traditions. Cedar Point is one of the best amusement parks in the country and having the most roller coasters makes it even better. I didn’t get to ride the Top […]

Coasters and Mullets

There is nothing more thrilling than seeing a teenager sporting the mullet. Look at this beautiful mullet I saw while at Cedar Point today. I was standing in line for the Millenium Force when I saw mullet-boy and was trying to find a way to get a picture of him. Finally, he stood against the […]

Youth Ministry’s Seven Biggest Words

I read the following article by Jeanne Mayo on the Simply Youth Ministry website and wanted to share it. I just slipped away from our church gym to finish this column. I wish you could be with me for the experience. Our youth group is sponsoring our “first ever dodge ball tournament”…complete with enough energy […]

Wings Cheered, Mayor Booed

The Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup on 4 June 2008. And then the following Friday, 6 June 2008, they had the traditional parade in downtown Detroit that was attended by an estimated 1.4 million people. The police reported no problems and that a good time was had by all. Sadly, when Kwame Kilpatrick […]