Post Archive

May 2007

FaithTechnology

I was just checking my blog stats on Google Analytics and found that my blog has been viewed literally around the world this year. I started this thing as a way to keep in touch with my family and friends and with the youth at church. I haven’t really publicized it much, and it still doesn’t have many subscribers, but

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Life

Yesterday was Jenni’s birthday. She was giving me a hard time because I didn’t mention it on the blog. Now it’s officially posted here for everyone to see. She turned … , well on second thought, I’ll let her tell you. I’m just thankful that God brought us together. She is an incredible wife and mother and more importantly my

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FaithLife

I have really been slacking lately on posting here, but it’s not because of a lack of activity. I have been working out the final details on some pretty big changes in my life. Since I graduated from Virginia Tech in 1995, I have been working as an engineer. One year as a crash test engineer for an aerospace company,

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Faith

I’m throwing down a summer challenge to all my blog readers. 3 months, 3 chapters a day, and you can have the New Testament read by the end of summer. I have never seen anyone really start growing and getting closer to God without reading their Bibles! I was in college when I first read through the New Testament, and

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Faith

I’m going to share a pet peeve of mine. Really it’s more than that, it’s a conviction. I have talked with several people over the last few weeks from several different area churches who are facing this problem. Why do churches insist that youth groups sell candy bars, do bake sells, have spaghetti dinners, do car washes, and practically beg

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Faith

Over the last 10 years I have noticed three big reasons that older youth quit attending youth events and youth meetings. These are not new, and they aren’t specific to small town ministry, but I do want to share what we can do about it. I have seen some teens who really are growing completely drop out of church and

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FaithLife

I finally got around to listening to mygenradio.com on the internet. Our local contemporary Christian station, SpiritFM, has started this internet station as a way to play some younger music. I’m grateful that we have an adult contemporary Christian radio station, but my idea of “contemporary” music doesn’t include 4Him, Philips, Craig,& Dean, Avalon, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Point of

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Life

Emma surprised me yesterday by getting her hair cut. She decided that she wanted it shorter for the summer. She is donating the long hair to Locks of Love so that it can be used to help make hairpieces for kids who have medical conditions that cause them to lose their hair. I think she now looks like Annasophia Robb

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Life

Drew went to the doctor today and we found out that he broke his arm. He was sword fighting as Captain Jack Sparrow and jumped off his train table and had a crash landing. Of course it was when I was supposed to be watching him. I remember saying, “Drew don’t jump …” and then he landed on his head

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Faith

Tim posted on his Life in Student Ministry blog some great tips and ideas about youth ministry. If you are a youth worker, then check out his ideas and think about how you can reach out and minister to the youth around you. There are some really good ideas in here. Some may work great for your group, and some

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