Category Archives: Calling


A Tale of Passion vs. Calling

This is a brief synopsis of my call and my passion and how I discerned between the two. Calling Felt In my first college, SUNY Cortland, I felt called to enter youth ministry.  I attempted to tell one pastor who … Continue reading

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Waypoints: Plotting a course toward calling Launching

  The pursuit of calling is like charting and navigating a course on the sea. My hometown is on the Great South Bay on the south shore of Suffolk County, New York.  There are some trips that are memorized and … Continue reading

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Money Matters: Parents not comfortable teaching kids about money

Parents uncomfortable discussing money with their kids. Reading through my blogs, and news apps, I discovered this article from Forbes giving details of a survey of why Parents don’t teach their kids about money matters.  Here’s an excerpt of their … Continue reading

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Spring ministry cleaning @ymconvobill

    My friend Bill posted a good reminder about assessing yourself and ministry. Here is a clip of his post.   So take a few days to do some spring cleaning of your own in your ministry. Physically clean … Continue reading

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Breaking Confidentiality: Your Spouse Needs to Know

Not Seduced by Secrets When asked, “Can you keep a secret?” it means you are about to get hit with some pretty deep material.  Never promise to keep a secret.  In most cases you have an obligation to get help … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday: One Year of Engaging The Shadows

While I had a rather unofficial blog for a while now, at last year’s Simply Youth Ministry Conference I decided to start blogging in earnest and continue on this track as long as I can.  I’ve included my top posts … Continue reading

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#symc live blog. Session 3

Shane and Shane and John Acuff tonight. Darren Sutton stands on the podium to reminds us not to throw in the towel. What are you gonna use as a tourniquet to tie the heart off with when she gets her … Continue reading

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