“And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then, the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus two!” And all was well at Christmas time forevermore! Well… “Bah Humbug!” to that! Yeah, the […]
I was reminded of this song this week as Rick Lawrence shared about his daughter’s experience at the Arapahoe high school shooting this week… Lawrence says of the song, “[Regina] Spektor nails it—no one is laughing at God when they actually need Him. And our fears surface our need for God. Skeptics and atheists and […]
A mother who lost her 6-year-old daughter at Sandy Hook shares what tragedy has taught her during the past year.
This Christmas season I have spent some time discussing one of the most difficult and uncomfortable topics you can with youth. That topic is peace. I admit that it doesn’t the get the same red face giggle as the sex topic does, but it still is challenging to discuss. A simple observation of the American […]
As usual, and as many of you are experiencing right now, I’m in the middle of the Christmas season and I’m super busy. Like… camp-week busy but without the warmth. So, with that in mind, I’m just going to throw this one Christmastime idea at you. Why gift it when you can give it? Last year, […]
We’re all getting older. We’re growing up. Some of us are further along than others but we are all growing up. Let’s make sure that as we grow up, we remember the things that made the holidays special when we were kids. Let’s not lose our sense of wonder, anticipation and joy. Today I ask, “Do […]
Back in July of 2009 I was a special podcast guest on StudentMinistry.org’s Live YM Talk with Tim Schmoyer. I talked about a topic that’s near to my heart because I’ve seen too many of our own burn-out from a lack of rest and sabbath. If this is something you struggle with, I’d encourage you […]