Arise and Shine! (Matthew 28:12-20)

Forgetting Your Name When I was a younger youth minister (I still like to believe I am a young youth minister) I wanted to make a name for myself. I wanted to be the person that a high school senior spoke about during his or her commencement address. I wanted […]

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Arise and Shine (Mark 16:15-2/John 17:11-19)

Depending on where you celebrated Mass this past weekend, you either were watching Jesus ascend into heaven (Mark 16:15-2) or you were listening to Jesus’ prayer for the disciples (John 17:11-19). Regardless, one message should come through loud and clear from both readings: You are sent. At the end of […]

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Arise and Shine! (John 15:1-8)

When do you find yourself praying? Is it in times of need? Times of distress? Is it as an obligation before a meeting or so you can look like you know what you are doing before a meeting? How foundational is prayer to your life? Is it the very oxygen […]

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The Art of Losing

Let’s talk about something uncomfortable – total, humiliating defeat. Yesterday, Germany humiliated Brazil in the World-Cup semi-finals. I’m not much of a soccer fan, but I do know that generally the games have lower scores. It isn’t uncommon to see a final score of 1-0 or 2-1 – even a tie of 0-0 is possible.

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Embracing Advancement: An Exciting Life Support Update

A couple of years ago, I sat in my office and watched a video that Life Teen posted of the newest Life Support box being packaged. I sat, awestruck, at the great things that were going to be coming my way. I got excited at all of the new Life Nights and retreat sessions I could plan with these incredible materials… and then I waited.

And waited.

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