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A Time of Reflection

Tweet One of the highlights of Yosemite, is seeing the reflection of towering granite cliffs in the water of the valley. In fact, one of the lakes in Yosemite earned the name “Mirror Lake” due to the beautiful reflections upon it’s surface. While not technically a lake, visitors enjoy seeing in its smooth surface the […]

PRAY for 2014’s Yosemite Summiteers

Tweet Here is this year’s Yosemite Summit Prayer Poster: This year Dave, Brian, Patrick, Skipper and Jeff will be joining me for the 7th annual Yosemite Summit UNconference for men in ministry. Whether you know us personally or not, we’d all appreciate if you would download this PDF Prayer Poster and post it somewhere you’ll […]

It’s Time to UNPLUG and Reconnect to What Matters

Tweet Have you ever wanted to UNPLUG from the hectic busy pace of ministry life? That is the entire point of Yosemite Summit. It is a week where you are unplugged in every sense of the word. No computer, no e-mail, no phone calls, no work, no deadlines, no ’emergencies’, no pressure. Better than a […]

UNPLUGGED

Tweet This will soon be on my facebook wall. It is time yet again to completely and wholly UNPLUG from the hectic busy pace of ministry life. As always, I’m never ready. But that is the entire point of Yosemite Summit. We are never ‘ready’ for solitude. We are never ‘ready’ for rest. We are […]

All For One and One For All

Tweet (Download wallpaper size) This is one of my favorite pictures from Yosemite Summit. We were at the top of Nevada Falls overlooking a vast vista to the valley below as the sun was setting and marveling at how big our shadows were when i got the idea for this photo. The Three Musketeers! What […]

Daddy, Let Me Push You

Tweet Today, when I took my son to the park I had an experience that got me thinking. You see, my five year old LOVES to swing, and he’ll have me push him for a very long time – and it’s O.K. – I’ll use that time to talk to him, or sometimes just think […]

Is This Your Letter?

Tweet Dear Senior Pastor, I’m thinking of quitting. Don’t get me wrong. I love my job. I love the kids. I even love you, most of the time. (J/K) It’s just that I feel like I hardly know God any more. I know that sounds crazy, I’m a pastor for crying out loud! But speaking […]

A Letter to Senior Pastors

Tweet To Senior Pastors, You may be wondering why should you allow your children’s pastor to go on this “un”-conference – when for the same funds you could send them to some other conference without the “un” in front of it? Why should you grant a staff member the time and the limited resources to […]