The other day Joe Williams–one of our youth directors at Asbury UMC–came into my office and showed me a picture of a napkin that was left in the lunchbox of one of our students from her dad. The note simply
Do you believe that words matter? SMH. YOLO. ROFL. Even if you got what I was saying there, I hope you get the point. Words matter today…perhaps more than anytime in our history. We live in a world that communicates in
Do you and your child fight about cell phones? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Center for Parent Youth Understanding, 47% of parents think their children are addicted to their smartphone devices. And 50% are concerned that their
It’s not uncommon for my wife Tracey to talk about her life and faith while she’s at work. Afterall, small talk is really important when you’re up close and personal, examining eyes. Anyway, Asbury UMC came up in conversation this
Over the last 20 years I’ve had an on-again off-again relationship with dieting. I’ve tried many things, most of them having to do with counting points. At the beginning of June, I started counting again to see if I could
What a joy it is to be a part of the body of Christ! Every year Asbury UMC sends a team to Costa Rica to work with the Costa Rica Mission Projects (CRMP). In 2016, Gina McIntyre and I were
I have spent the last the last 29 years working with teenagers in some capacity, mostly as a director of youth ministry in the United Methodist Church. Youth ministry has been a vocation that has given me much purpose and satisfaction.
Have you ever scrolled through your social media feed and got a bit jealous? People seem to be having these exciting lives and perfect families. Midst the images of incredibly beautiful children and perfectly decorated homes, it’s hard to remember