Shark Tank

This past weekend some of our high school youth traveled to Charlottesville. We stayed at the Wesley Foundation at UVA. We based the weekend on the show Shark Tank. We broke the group up into teams of youth. Each team met several times throughout the weekend to come up with

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Lockdown

I have resisted sharing this, only because my kids’ high school was on a lockdown right after this particular lockdown happened and I wasn’t sure what my feelings on it were.  This happened just a few weeks ago and life does go on. Nothing can cause you to gasp like

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General Conference

Starting on Saturday February 23 the General Conference of the United Methodist Church will be meeting in St Louis. The General Conference is the designated group within our church denomination that has the sole authority to set church doctrine and law, in what is called the Book of Discipline. The

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Transformation

Earlier this week I listened to a podcast called The Transformationist with Tash McGill. On this particular episode, Tash interviewed my friend and youth ministry coach Mark Oestreicher, better known as MarkO. The description of the podcast states, “This podcast is dedicated to real stories and conversations of transformation. These

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Tennis

My daughter Lydia started playing tennis last year in the spring.  It was about this time last year that she decided she was going to try out for the high-school tennis team, which thankfully for her not a whole lot of girls were trying out, and that pretty much assured

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Christmas Eve

One of the things I get excited about that our church does for Christmas eve is the Christmas eve offering. You might be saying to yourself that’s a weird thing to be excited about. Most people enjoy lighting candles and singing Silent night on Christmas eve. Usually the offering is

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