Category Archives: Devotions


Book Reviews for 2011

  Wrote many book reviews this past year.  They were rather well received.  Here’s the list. Book Review: When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search Book Review: Story Signs and Sacred Rhythms: A Narrative Approach to Youth Ministry Book Review: … Continue reading

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Ugly Prayer

I had the privilege of attending three baptisms this weekend.  During these the people getting baptized testified of their faith in Christ and someone prayed for them.  One thought I had as I listened was the sincerity of those who … Continue reading

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Communion: Christian Community and Solidarity

Remembrance: I’ve been focusing lately on the song by Matt Maher.  It’s called Remembrance.  It is a song that focuses on the ordinance of communion.  Below is the first few stanza’s of his song: Oh, how could it be That … Continue reading

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Youth Worker Devotions: Mary at the Tomb

John 20:15-16 Jesus said to her “Woman, why are you weeping?  Whom are you seeking?”  Supposing Him to be a gardener, she said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and … Continue reading

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Family Friendly Discipleship Process: Thoughts from Josh Griffin

Josh Griffin made some excellent points on reflecting on how to make youth ministry become a family inclusive discipleship ministry.  Here is an excerpt of his post: There have been some great discussions on the future of youth ministry as … Continue reading

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Youth Worker Devotions: 2 Timothy 2:22-26 and Calling

One of My First Pastors has been reading my blog.  Last night he sent me some thoughts and scripture that he has dwelt upon while he worked through a time in his ministry when he felt when other ministers were … Continue reading

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Devotion: Kick-Off with your Eye on the Goal

2 Tim 4:1-8 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and … Continue reading

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Youth Worker Devotions: Not Down, (But Out of a Job)….

I’m pretty sure not a week has passed so far this year without me knowing of (personally), hearing of (through friends) or communicating with (on the net)a Youth Pastor who has been let go of by  his church.  Something tells … Continue reading

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Youth Worker Devotion: Contingency Planning

We all know what a contingency plan is, something we put into place in case something falls apart and we need a quick plan B.  Hopefully we use them and have them prepared when we go on trips, develop lessons … Continue reading

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Youth Worker Devotions: Faithfulness

“Everyone talks about how faithful he is, but it is difficult to find someone who really is!” Prov. 20:6 “God looks down from heaven at the children of man to see if a single one is wise and one seeks … Continue reading

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