Tag: kids

  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Small Groups (Full Version)

    My readers provided some very positive feedback about my previous series “The Do’s and Don’ts of Small Groups” so here are all five blog entries in one, single location.  The Do’s and Don’ts of Small Groups: DON’T: Share everybody’s personal information. When I friend you on Facebook, it doesn’t mean I want to buy Pampered Chef […]

  • Do’s And Don’ts of Small Groups (5 of 5)

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Small Groups: DON’T: Assume childcare is no big deal. The absolute dumbest thing you can do is claim small groups (or any other meeting for that matter) are essential and vital to your mission, and follow up with the phrase “childcare will not be provided.” Childcare is a really big […]

  • He Watches Me

    My youngest son is almost 6 months old. He smiles most of the time and is in that stage between rolling and crawling around on the floor. I try to get up close with him a lot each day and see how much I can make him laugh. The trick is to look him in […]

  • Just Shut Up And Listen

    Just shut up and listen. Just a for a moment. If you want to see this dark world change, then light it up. Go to it. Don’t sit around in a church building and wait for the masses to come to you for answers. If you’re spending all your time with Christians, you probably don’t […]

  • Why I Love Mondays

    People ask me all the time why I love Mondays. I love Mondays because they set the tone for the rest of the week. Pastors across the entire country are building off of Sunday which is fresh in our minds, full of stories, feedback, energy, and ideas. Mondays tend to be very productive for me. […]

  • Parenting: Sometimes we see painful reminders

    There are some people I just can’t understand. Walk through a store like Wal-Mart some time and you’ll generally see at least one parent shouting insults at their child in front of everyone else. I just don’t get that. Everyone’s home life is different, from schedules to relationships. I totally get that and I realize […]

  • Parenting: Since becoming a dad, I’ve learned…

    Since becoming a dad, I’ve learned even more that I am not the most important person in my life. I’ve learned more about my role in the lives of other people. I cringe when I hear parents talk about the burden their children are, about how their lives have been changed for the worse and […]