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Returning

After a long break, I’m returning to starting this blog up again… This past year has been challenging and I’ll write some about that and my experiences post-seminary, post-seminary job hunt and the field in which I landed, Home based … Continue reading

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Teen Mom, Abstinence and Pornography

Watching Teen Mom over the past few weeks had led me to several observations regarding this show.  I’ve heard some say that this show promotes promiscuity and gives teen girls the hope that they can be a “reality TV star” … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year! February Update

I’ve decided to try to read through the Bible in a year.  I’m ahead of schedule but thought of encouraging anyone who wanted to join me to jump in.  I’ve attached a spreadsheet that outlines the chapters of the Bible … Continue reading

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Top Ten Posts Last Year

This is the Birthday of my blog up, so here are the top ten for the last year: What should an Ideal Pastor’s wife Be??? 10 Qualities of a Professional Youth Pastor (1-5) 9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry … Continue reading

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Burnout/Quality of Life Test

Take this test to see how burned out you are as a ministry worker. PROFESSIONAL QUALITY OF LIFE SCALE (PROQOL) COMPASSION SATISFACTION AND COMPASSION FATIGUE (PROQOL) VERSION 5 (2009) When you help people you have direct contact with their lives. … Continue reading

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Complete Inadequacy #SYMC

This is a post from last years SYMC.  I wanted to share it with you as we head into this years #SYMC   I think it started during the SYMC general session at the end of Ruth Halley Barton’s talk.  … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: How to really Love your Adult child.

  How to Really Love Your Adult Child is a great book written by Ross Campbell and Gary Chapman (also wrote the Love Language series of books). In this short, yet detailed read, Campbell and Chapman engage a major problem … Continue reading

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Waypoints: Plotting a course to calling Waypoint 3: Gordon College

Waypoint 3 – Adelphi University, Bayport, NY I returned to Long Island to pursue my MSW from a rather prestigious clinical social work school (ranked in top ten of all CSW schools).  I purposed to develop my counseling skills and … Continue reading

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Top Ten Posts September 2012

What should an Ideal Pastor’s wife Be??? 10 Qualities of a Professional Youth Pastor (1-5) Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 2) Ministry Idea: Non-Peak Season Can Drive 10 Qualities of a Professional Youth Pastor (6-10) Resources Dodging Bullets: … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: Last Minute Lisa

Last Minute Lisa Lisa is a passionate youth leader.  Her kids love her and the church is happy that they brought her on staff.  Lisa doesn’t build margin into her life to plan and foresee obstacles in her path.  Lisa … Continue reading

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