Archive / December, 2013

Laughing At God

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 […]

Why Gift It When You Can Give It?

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, […]

Rest, Burn-out and Time Management in Ministry

Back in July of 2009 I was a special podcast guest on’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 […]