Partner With Parents

Partner With Parents

Just a few months ago I was mama to a two-year-old and great with child anticipating the arrival of my second little boy. Those last couple of months of pregnancy were “uncomfortable”—especially when trying to keep up with a very active and determined toddler. One...
Be Present!

Be Present!

I’m a sports nut. It’s common knowledge to anyone who knows me. ESPN? FoxSports? Golf Channel? These are the channels that I watch most. There is probably a plethora of reasons why I like sports, but I am gonna hone in on one of them: I love the way athletes are...
Crazy Sundays and Being Present

Crazy Sundays and Being Present

Are Sunday mornings crazy at your house? I often hear from moms how hard it is to get out the door and get to church on time. I wonder if it is because Sunday morning has a different rhythm than every other day of the week. It’s not a work/school day which typically...
The Gift of Being Present

The Gift of Being Present

To a preschooler, “present” equals gift. That may also be the case for some adults too, but we won’t talk about that one right now. For three and four year olds, presents are wrapped in sparkly paper with bows on top. So explaining the merits of being present to...
What Drives You?

What Drives You?

I have the privilege of leading a large team at a large church. As part of that privilege
we get to specialize a bit more than most youth pastors who have to do everything
themselves. Most have to create the environment, find volunteers, equip volunteers, and
are in...

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