Great Thoughts from Jay

One of my favorite people in the world is blogging.   Jay Smith and I grew up in the same church, he serves as the youth pastor at said church, and I interned with him way back in the day.  Jay has always been a great friend, and somehow his wife Sandy and my wife Kathy,Continue reading “Great Thoughts from Jay”

Practicing Greatness – Review

As a part of the leadership journey that I am on, we were asked to read Practicing Greatness by Reggie McNeal.  A few years ago i read the Present Future, which is also by McNeal (and I should probably read it again).  So I was familiar with his work and his style.  Practicing Greatness isContinue reading “Practicing Greatness – Review”

Where to begin

Last week was a bit of a whirlwind so I haven’t really had a chance to decompress, and process all that went on at winter camp.  But I will say this, Best Sno-Blast ever.  This may have been my favorite winter camp that I have ever been too. If you are looking for a campContinue reading “Where to begin”

Secure Leaders

Great post from mark batterson here.  I think one of the reasons that we see so many insecure leaders is that we want to measure up to the success of the world rather than obedience to God.  That is a tough thing to manage, but it’s the most important part of leadership.  What is God callingContinue reading “Secure Leaders”

The Jesus Way and Practicing Greatness

I am participating in a Cohort with Youth leaders in my region.  Our first meeting is on Feb 25th, and there is some pre-reading required.  So if I am going to read one book at a time in keeping with my new years resolution, I will have to put The Jesus Way on hold forContinue reading “The Jesus Way and Practicing Greatness”

What do you want to do with your life

this is from the recent issue of trends and tudes. 54 percent of 8-12 year olds and and 66 percent of 13-21 year olds want to “Travel the world.” 46 percent of 8-12 year olds and 59 percent of 13-21 year olds want to “Speak another language” 40 percent of 8-12 year olds and 36Continue reading “What do you want to do with your life”

I have to do this

A phone company that rhymes with Ferizon has the absolute worst customer service I have ever dealt with.  They have made it impossible to cancel my home phone and internet service.  This is ridiculous.  I used to love Ferizon, but I just can’t believe that I have been trying to cancel for over an hourContinue reading “I have to do this”