Arise and Shine (Acts 2:1-11)

A few weeks back I traveled to Spain prior to our Life Teen European Conference. I was blessed to spend the day with two priests and one seminarian at the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona Spain. They call the Basilica designed by architect and artist Antoni Gaudi the Church of […]

Read More

Who Wants To Be A Youth Minister?

So, you want to be a youth minister. But, you don’t know how to get past the endless postings on the CatholicYouthMinistry.com Jobs Board or the local diocesan website. Allow me to give you some advice as you begin to navigate the waters of looking for a youth ministry job. […]

Read More

Arise and Shine! (John 15: 9-17)

I just returned from a two-week extravaganza in Europe, training youth ministers in England, Spain, Germany and The Netherlands. The people I encountered were a blessing, and my mind is still reflecting on all the conversations I had and sights I saw. The calling of God for each youth minister […]

Read More

Arise and Shine! (Isaiah 60:1)

Doubting Thomas? (John 20:19-31) “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” John 20:25 Why are we remembered for our mistakes, our moments of doubt and stupidity more […]

Read More

“…And He Breathed His Last” (Mark 15:37)

I have never heard this sound, but my mother described it vividly when she recalled the last moments of my father’s life — when he passed from this world into God’s hands.

Read More

Your Desk… The Enemy

Every Spring I get several calls with the same question: “I don’t know what is happening but our numbers are dropping. We are planning great Life Nights, but the teens aren’t coming.” I then ask three very important questions: How often and in what ways is your Core Team praying […]

Read More

My Walk Down the Aisle

This past week I was left breathless and inspired at the same moment. My daddy Jim, the man whose love for my mother gave me life, breathed his last breath. It was a sudden death that brought him into eternal life. His life inspired me in more ways than a three minute eulogy can ever proclaim and to this moment he continues to inspire me.

Read More