something better

I just returned from a conference in my hometown of Indianapolis. It was a youthworker’s conference, and while I expected it to focus on senior high, I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to get a lot out of it for my role in junior high and young adult ministry. I have to say … [Read more…]

God moment

Have you ever had a “God moment”? Now, what I mean by this is, when a prayer is answered or a realization is made and you say, “Wow, God is awesome!” I had one of those moments yesterday. I had been praying a lot about something that was driving me crazy, and I just kept … [Read more…]


I’ve participated in VBS for the past several years. I volunteered as teacher/leader, helper, drama team, music, etc…but this year I survived my first year of VBS as a DCE. I didn’t think there was much of a different, but I had a lot more responsibility this year and it took a lot of energy! … [Read more…]


Is it summer already? When did spring end and summer begin? Last month it was still cold, and rainy, now we’ve hit the 80 degree temps with the awful side of summer storms! How can it already be mid-June? I have so much to do and so little time! Thankfully I am organized enough to … [Read more…]

crazy few days…

I am back from New Orleans! It’s a good feeling and a sad feeling. My anxiety disappeared after a few days down there. I could see improvement and HOPE. There is still ALOT of work to be done, but the city is slowly getting back on its feet. More of the trip later… When I … [Read more…]


I am feeling anxious. Do you ever feel that way? That’s a silly question, I am sure you do. Even so, it’s an uneasy feeling. What am I anxious about? Well, I am not exactly sure, it could be several things, but overall I just feel uneasy. I wish this feeling would go away. I … [Read more…]

Prince Caspian

So…I just went and saw Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, for the 2nd time a few nights ago. Although I haven’t read the book, knowing about the Christian undertones made it that much more meaningful. I hear it was watered down and hollywoodized, but still the message came through pretty clearly. I hope that those … [Read more…]


Sometimes life is a blur. This past weekend was a blur. New car, family in town, crazy Sunday morning activities, Mother’s Day, and then it’s all done. Now the family is gone, there’s still lots to be done, and life is still moving… Sometimes I wish I could brake in mid-life…. but then I wouldn’t … [Read more…]


My whole family is coming up here in just a few days! I am so excited for my sister, brother-in-law and nephew to see this place that I have lived in for over 10 months! It will be nice to spend time with everyone! I do wish they could come up more often, but I … [Read more…]


So, in my previous post I mentioned the shock and disappointment in what happened to our student ministry this week. However…in just a matter of days, everything turned around for the better! Last night and this morning we held our GSM excursion and it was a blast! We had fun, talked about identity in Christ … [Read more…]