Christmas is all about Family…

Christmas is all about Family. Family gatherings, family parties, family meals, family travelling and family sleepovers. Christmas, as families, can be beautiful and chaotic all at the same time. As a husband I find the whole Christmas travel thing crazy. You pack the whole family, including the usual suitcases, pillows, Read more…

Christmas is all about Tradition…

First and foremost, Christmas is all about Traditions. All families have them. Traditions come in all shapes and sizes. Some have a lot of ceremony to them and others are more personal and intimate. One thing is certain the traditions help to keep us grounded and serve to bring memories Read more…

It starts here…

God called me into youth ministry, on a yellow school bus, when I was 14 years old. When I was in grade 7 my Dad organized a “family meeting.” Family meetings are never particularly good. Usually they are grand announcements of impending doom or disappointment. In this particular case my Read more…

Death of an Icon

Wednesday October 5, 2011 was the day that one of my heroes died. I got a text message from one of my youth leaders asking “What do you think about the news?” I responded with “What news?” and was told about the death of Steve Jobs over text message. I Read more…

Thanks for being my teacher!

I recently ran into my 3rd grade teacher. Apparently she attends my church. That’s a little weird I must admit. Do they ever wonder if some of this malfunction is their fault? Who knows? So, she introduced herself to me and informed me that she also hangs out with my Read more…

CrossFit Basic

Yesterday I went to my first CrossFit Basics class and I am dying. The whole of the class involved us running a 400 m run. Which basically meant we ran around outside of the building and did a circle of all of the buildings in their little strip mall. Then Read more…