As I have taken a few days to soak up some of the many thoughts that were shared at CM Leaders, I cannot help but Thank God for Michael Chanley and his team at INCM. I’m thankful they had the courage to follow God’s leading and do this conference in a day where the kind… Continue Reading CM Leaders Conference 2012- Reflections Part 2
I had the privilege to go to the first ever CM Leaders Conference sponsored by the International Network of Children’s Ministries (INCM) This conference was totally focused on leadership. It was a topic that I was fascinated by and so I decided to make the trip to Columbus, Ohio and see what was going to… Continue Reading CM Leaders Conference 2012 Reflections
Hiking in Yosemite National Park, was again a highlight of my sabbatical. The amazing views and beauty is always breath taking and very refreshing to one’s spirit. I love getting away and walking the trails and enjoying the sounds of nature. This year hiking with some fellow children’s pastor’s it was a life-adjusting experience. I… Continue Reading Leadership Lessons from the Trail
For most people that serve in full time ministry it is often difficult to stop and rest. This should not really be that difficult as God himself, rested on the 7th day and gave orders for us to follow suite. Far too often though, we serve, give, play, etc all seven days and we do… Continue Reading Taking a Sabbath
I always get a bit nostalgic at this time of year. The final few hours of 2010 and looking forward to 2011 can be exciting and a bit fearful too. This past year has been one of the most difficult of my life. Dealing with conflict in a church is never easy, pretty, or fun.… Continue Reading 2011 Turning a Page
Well, I’m doing it. I’ve been Facebooking, Twittering, and now I’m blogging. I figured why not, maybe someone out there my actually be blessed or encouraged or maybe even ticked off at what I write. That’s OK! I want to share the things God has been teaching me with more people. I will do my… Continue Reading Hello world!