Tag: awesome

  • #MSMC12

    I’m really excited to be a part of this years Middle School Ministry Campference. What the heck is a campference? It’s a little word we made up at The Youth Cartel to describe a gathering of like-minded people at a camp. In this case, it’s unique because it’s specifically designed for adults who minister to […]

  • Dip your toe in the river

    Create in me a pure heart, O God,     and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  Do not cast me from your presence     or take your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of your salvation     and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Psalm 51:10-12 The river of God’s activity is real. […]

  • Guy on a buffalo

    Like that? Here’s episode 2. ht to Andrea

  • The Four Greatest Basketball Movies of All Time

    Everything I’m doing from Thursday to Sunday is measured by the following questions: “What  time does ___ start and who is playing now?” I love March Madness! And all of those basketball dreams lead me to this list: The Four Greatest Basketball Movies of All Time Hoosiers – Clearly, the best basketball movie ever made. […]

  • Late night at SDSU vs. TCU

    Paul pic, originally uploaded by mclanea. We had a good time at the game last night. But a 7:30 PM tip off is just a little too late for a 7 year old. Context: This picture was taken after everyone had left the sold out arena. We were seated directly next to the student section. […]

  • SDSU: I believe that we will win

    SDSU: I believe that we will win

    This is more fun in person. As a good friend and SDSU alumni is quick to tell me, I joined the Aztecs fan-dome at just the right moment in history. It’s been amazing to see this school go from identifying itself as a party school to a campus full of pride for its athletics. (Baseball, […]

  • Moments of Awe

    Awesome is one of my favorite words. While my day is full of moments of awesome there are only a few moments in life described by the word awe. Here’s a few… Hearing the words, “I’m pregnant” from your wife. (Trust me, as much “awe” is created the first time at 24 as at 34 […]

  • Under the hood of YSpalooza.com

    For the last month I’ve had my head under the hood on a brand new event for YS called, “YSpalooza.” Over at the YS blog I’ll talk a little more about what the event is and why we are excited about it. But here I wanted to take readers behind the scenes to show off […]

  • Google honors John Lennon

    One of the most fun jobs on the internet must be to be on the team that plays with Google’s logo. I love this little doodle. Maybe I’m in love with the style or maybe the music? All I know if this is just too cool. I want to be a dreamer, forever. ht to […]

  • You never stop being a youth pastor…

    This was Sunday, early evening, at La Jolla Shores. (The most kid-friendly beach in San Diego, one of the best beaches in California.) There were families and young children everywhere. Lisa (former youth group student of mine and retired RA from Grace College) couldn’t resist the cameo. She tried, it was too awesome. My favorite […]