The Magic is in the Details

I spent the first 9 years of my life in Florida. I had the opportunity to go to Disney World several times in my younger years. I still have vivid memories of all the rides, food, and getting my Davy Crockett musket. As a kid, there isn’t any place cooler than Disney World(unless are a “big-boned” kid like me, then …

Thoughts on Youth Pastor Summit

Four years ago I attended the Student Leadership University(SLU) Youth Pastor Summit(YPS) with the youth pastor from my home church. I was on spring break during my freshman year of college, and it was a free event in Orlando, so why not go? Three months later I was working for  SLU. Four years later, I am a full-time SLU employee. …

Childlike Excitement

Have you noticed with age comes a jaded attitude? I was on a plane today to Orlando. There was a British man with his daughter beside me, and his wife and other daughter across the aisle. Neither daughter could have been older than 5. While everyone was boarding the plane the daughter across the aisle from me said hey to …

Why didn’t somebody do something?

Governor Mike Huckabee tells the story of the time he and one of his daughters visited the Holocaust Museum in Israel.  As they walked through the exhibit, they encountered picture after picture and artifact after artifact that shook them at their very core.  As they came to the end of the exhibit, they approached the guest book where people would …

Create vs. Copy

Since the dawn of the digital age, people across the globe have been able to do 2 things more quickly than ever before:be a creator, or be a copy-cat. These roles, however, are not new to the digital age. For centuries people have been creating new things or copying the success of others. One of the most obvious examples is …

One Thing Never Changes

Our culture is one that changes at an incredibly rapid pace. The amount of known information doubles every few months.  It is quite easy to say that culture has changed drastically throughout the ages, from one geographical location to another.  But despite the high level of change, there is one remnant of culture that has yet to change. Despite the …

Parable of the Ants

There once were two groups of ants.  One group was comprised of individuals, the other with team members.  The first group decided it was best for each to scatter and fend for himself.  The second decided to work for the benefit of the team. The first group began seemingly well.  Each ant went and searched to find food for himself.  …

Value

Recently I attended a friend’s wedding in Atlanta, GA. It was a great ceremony and great to see her marry the love of her life. On the drive to the wedding, as well as sitting in the wedding, I couldn’t stop thinking. I have just finished my fourth year of college with plans to finish complete in 6 months. The …