Category Archives: Pastoral Care


Remembering Columbine

14 Years Ago, the innocence of school was lost.  12 Students, 1 Teacher and 2 Gunmen’s lives were lost (yes the gunmen matter to God also). Columbine Today from Toni DeAztlan on Vimeo. I wasn’t there, but have the privilege … Continue reading

Posted in Pastoral Care, Youth Ministry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

10 Ways Committees Fail 1-3

Found this committee joke on a random website: Committee: An organization that keeps minutes and loses hours. With all humor comes truth, here are some nuggets to help you avoid Fail Committee 1.  Lack of follow through Committees are teams, … Continue reading

Posted in Exhortation, Leadership, Pastoral Care, results | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Exhortation, Pastoral Care, Pornography, Uncategorized, Youth Ministry | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Fleeing Temptation: Escaping to a life free of Pornography and other addiction

Flee   1Cor. 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Run don't walk away from this temptation. Figure out when are your … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis, Exhortation, Pastoral Care, Pornography | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

15 Warning Signs of Sexual Sins

I got this handout in class, the notes are by Keith Drury based on his work counseling pastors who have fallen into sexual sin.  Below is his self test going from the “shallow end” to “deep end” (read in, Slow … Continue reading

Posted in Pastoral Care | Tagged | 1 Comment

Rick Lawrence’s Sifted and Shrewd $1.99 ea

Two of Rick Lawrence’s books are on sale through the end of the month in their e-book versions.  I am linking my reviews for both of these books, which I highly recommend. Shrewd Shrewd Link My review can be found … Continue reading

Posted in Exhortation, Pastoral Care | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Goals for 2013: February Progress

I made a series of Goals for 2013 Goals were broken up into writing, personal and professional.  Below I’ll list my goals and share where they are at so far this year. Goals for upcoming year: Writing: [ ]        Get … Continue reading

Posted in Pastoral Care, results, Top Ten Post Monthly | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A few good pastoral care resources for youth ministers

Great Resources

Posted in Pastoral Care, Youth Ministry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Rural Youth Ministry

Rural Youth Ministry by Brent Lacy Simply Youth Ministry's EveryDay Youth Ministry Series has churned out another complete success in Rural Youth Ministry.” Brent Lacy captures the essence of what it means to be a Rural Youth Minister. I have … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry Ideas, Networking, Pastoral Care, vocational, Youth Ministry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spiritual Warfare

  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. (Ephesians 6:12 NET) Reality Spiritual warfare is … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, Exhortation, Pastoral Care, Theology, Youth Ministry | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment