August beckons new life in ministry. School starts. Our programs relaunch. We recruit and train (hopefully) a batch of volunteers. And we find ourselves, emotionally, in this weird place of hopeful dread. We’re hopeful because fall is our spring. Fall is full of new life, new energy, new commitment, and new dreams for the school year…… Continue reading Stop. Collaborate. And Listen.
A fun outlet for me is building WordPress sites, consulting, and social media campaigns at McLane Creative. Since it’s a creative outlet I tend to be pretty picky with who I work with. Here are three quick slogans I use to describe my work there: Guaranteed to be on budget and past deadline. I tend…… Continue reading Two quick updates from McLane Creative
I think I’m just exhausted. It’s a feeling of over-stimulation that comes on fast and is wearing me out. The solution is really that I need to get destimulated soon. Fairly soon I will need to schedule some “off the grid” time. Either that or I may post something extra snarky for no reason and…… Continue reading Stress vs. Joy
For a few weeks now (eternity in my library of ideas) Patti and I have talked about having a YMX blog so that our blogs weren’t quite so clogged up with stuff about the company and/or youth ministry stuff for others. It’s not that we don’t love youth ministry or youth workers coming to our…… Continue reading The YMX blog