Rest areas and my spirituality…


I think the idea of “resting in God’ is analogous to my experience of how a rest area works when my family traveled to Canada in the 80s and 90s. The distance between where we lived in Marietta, Georgia and my maternal grandmother’s place in Toronto was about 950 miles. Typically, it took anywhere between … Continue reading Rest areas and my spirituality…

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National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 1


Yesterday the sessions started with an per-registration meeting with Patrick Mead that I missed (boo) but I decided to go to Agia Sophia's coffee shop (see yesterday's post). After that I did a little detour to visit a couple of places... Manitou Springs This is home of Pike's Peak Cog Railway which was, much to … Continue reading National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 1

How to not lose your sanity before church services on Sundays


I may be the only one who experiences this but our pre-church service routine on Sunday mornings is similar to battlefield scenarios in war situations. There are strategies to do just about everything that needs to get done. One of the following seems to happen to at least one of our children on Sunday mornings: … Continue reading How to not lose your sanity before church services on Sundays

Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? (Part 1)


I am afraid we have missed the boat on a lot of key things and as a result, our young people (teens and twenty-somethings) have become disenchanted with organized religion. Keep in mind that this is not indicative of every church context (I know...your church is always the exception right?) but ever since I became a member … Continue reading Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? (Part 1)

A Day in the Life of a Teenager 9 (The Pain They Endure) by Barry Throneberry


Does the Bible offer hope to teenagers who live with emotional and spiritual pain?  What about all the suffering that exists in the world today?  What can we do as Christians to help others through these tough times?  In this post I want to share with you a few different ways to explain to teens … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Teenager 9 (The Pain They Endure) by Barry Throneberry