Yesterday, August 17th, marked my one year anniversary from stepping down from youth ministry at our church. I said as much to my wife, who in turn asked me, “And?” (mind you, inflection and tone is lost, so let me just say this was an ‘and’ that was inquiring as to how I felt about it, not the ‘and’ that intones the so what, big deal attitude). I gave her an answer that let her know more by what I didn’t say then the words I expressed.
“I miss it, but…” Continue reading One Year Later…
My life is full of compliments. I get them all the time. I’m told how good looking I am, or how smart or witty I can be, or how much I care about things that seem so trivial to other people.
It would just be nice to hear it in someone else’s voice other then mine.
Most of the comments I get from other people tend to be stated along the lines of “You’re weird”, or “Do you have to be such a child?” or “Could you please grow up and take things seriously?”
Even though those words are meant as a slight toward me, the people who use them have no idea about who I am or what I have gone through to get to the me that is currently writing this blog. Because, if they did, they would understand that their words are compliments of how successful I have been in accomplishing my goal of just being me. Continue reading Paging Doctor Evil, Paging Doctor Evil
As I have said previously (and in my About page), I have worked in youth ministry for over 20 years. One of the hardest things I had to learn was to not judge a book by it’s cover, but instead, assume the worst and expect the best. I would love to tell you that that mindset has left me without disappointment, but that would be a terrible lie.
After all, we are talking about teenagers. Continue reading In the Trenches…