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The pause before the pain

The pause before the pain

“If God knew all of this would happen why didn’t he just… not start it all.” That’s the question I hear from so many campers over the years. It’s a good question. It’s often hard to …

Equilibrium – Death by a Million Cuts

Equilibrium – Death by a Million Cuts

One of the best things about working with teenagers is that they have new possibilities built into their lives on a regular basis. They don’t often get stuck in the unending life draining patte…

When the Light at the End of the Tunnel Blinks out.

When the Light at the End of the Tunnel Blinks out.

Back in my first church in Melfort, Saskatchewan I had a major accident. As a result of a really bad decision I found myself wondering if I would ever walk again.  That youth night was tu…

The Weapons of my Body Mass Destruction

The Weapons of my Body Mass Destruction

I honestly cannot express how different I feel on a daily basis. It’s like I’m living a completely different life than the one I lived before. I live in the same house, I have the same ki…

Create Something New Every Day

Create Something New Every Day

Create Something New Everyday Many, many years ago my friend Mike Perschon introduced me to Seventh Son: The tales of Alvin Maker volume one, a fiction book by Orson Scott Card. I really enjoy…

When Pain Turns Into Healing

When Pain Turns Into Healing

I find it difficult to put into words and clarify what God has been doing in my life over the last 6 months, or 8 months or… How far back does this go? I am so very grateful that God has chosen…

Closing Time – Broken Mortals Playlist

Closing Time – Broken Mortals Playlist

When Semisonic wrote Closing Time in 1998 I’m sure they never intended for it to be played in a church. I’m fairly certain that they had no idea it would be the last song played at most of ou…

I am not afraid anymore

I am not afraid anymore

II find in my life that God uses multiple methods to speak to me because I often don’t hear him clearly the first time.  This journey of realization started a few weeks ago when I was c…

Broken Mortals Study Guide

Broken Mortals Study Guide

Broken Mortals Small Group Study Guide Broken Mortals has been available for over a month now and the reader’s responses have been very encouraging. A few of my readers have been asking…

Broken Mortals Playlist – Holy is the Lord

Broken Mortals Playlist – Holy is the Lord

https://open.spotify.com/user/12182776031/playlist/2Lio7PLLXtMj4cW9nHNjVI?si=9EcqyL1vQbKjUfgxDLCiuQ Music has always been important to me. I remember as a teenager having a chat with my Dad …