I can’t embed this video or I would, but check out this link to a newscast about a car chase in UT. The car was taken and led police on a chase because the 7 YEAR OLD car-nabber didn’t want to go to Sunday School! Simply amazing…
Just read a short post on Ben Arment’s blog – it follows the same line of thinking I’ve been on regarding faith lately.
The end of Hebrews is inspiring me right now. Not in a Hall of Fame, ‘check out these incredible stories’ kind of way – but in a ‘Hey Mike, the very thing that is frustrating you to no end right now is what is leading you where I want you to go right now so suck it up, have faith, and persevere’ kind of way. Someone said something several weeks ago to which I had an immediately vehement reaction (and nearly a vomitous one, at that) and to which I still disagree. I will have to admit that my hope ran low for a while.
“Youth ministers fail because, instead of investing the effort to learn something new, they spend their energy defending what they think they already know.” from Mark Devries’ Sustainable Youth Ministry
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After two weeks of camp, I’m back in the office today. I enjoyed both weeks, but I’m tired. Honestly, I could use a break, but the mission trip is coming in two weeks and there are still some loose ends to tie up before then – plus all the wrap up from camp (reports and gathering up the last of the late payments, etc.).
First day of high school camp is in full swing. The campers are building some benches and picnic tables for the camp, so I had a couple minutes to jump on here and say hi. We drove in last night, having an uneventful drive and got settled into the cabins. Actually the girls settled into a lodge and the guys shoehorned themselves into a cabin that would be great for half of us.
After staying up talking too early this morning, I went to bed and couldn’t sleep. 1 snorer, 1 kid moaning like he just got smacked in the head with a pylon, and one nameless sleepwalker screaming “I said I’m coming.” as he headed for the door at 3 AM then calmly being talked back into bed by me… And he completely remembered it this morning! Fun stuff.
Several weeks ago, I assured my cross country runner that she’d still be able to run this week if she came to camp. Gotta be ready when the season starts and you don’t want to take a week off… I get it. So…
“I’ll run with you.”
Man I’m an idiot. The first hill was a killer. It was the only hill, but the problem is you don’t realize as you’re driving into camp, how much elevation you’re losing. So as we ran back toward the highway, we went up hill for about 12 minutes, then turned around and came back over the same route in 8.
Should make for a good nap this afternoon… yeah right. Just hope my lungs are recovered by tonight when I lead music!
“What does consumer mean?” – Asked by a very concerned daughter who just noticed a warning on her favorite blanket that mentioned something about the seriously punishable offense of tag removal. She noticed after she tore it off and was afraid she may have been in trouble… (Maybe we should save our warnings for more serious offenses?)
Tons of stuff going on in the next few weeks. If there’s a ‘busy season’ in youth ministry this is mine! (Actually there are 4 busy seasons in youth ministry, each about 13 weeks long with a 7 second break in between.)