I am going to Egypt… On Wednesday!

8 weeks ago while talking with a good friend of mine who is involved with YL in Indy about my dad being a tennis coach he said, “Your dad should go with me to Egypt this summer to coach tennis with me at a camp.” I replied, “My dad would never go but I will.”  […]

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Indianapolis Vida Joven!

“The message of Pentecost is you are important to God. Your distinctiveness is valued- God knows you so well that he speaks your language! This is true intimacy, and the foreigners gathered in Jerusalem were stunned that God would choose intimacy with them.” -The Heart of Racial Justice  by Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson For […]

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Ode to Annie

Annie was a 4.0 student in high school, she was ambitious, personable, driven— all the things we know her to be now as well. Annie’s high school guidance counselor was disappointed when she told him that all she cared about in her future was being a mom because he had big dreams for what she […]

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Tennis, Faith and My Dad

My dad has been a part of the Iowa Men’s Tennis program for 47 years. He became the head coach the same year I was born, so for 33 straight years I have been cheering on the Iowa Tennis team. Yesterday I watched them lose a heartbreaking match 4-3 against Indiana. I clenched my teeth […]

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Stable to offer stability

I asked a high school senior what she loves about her Young Life leader who had been her leader for the last six years. She responded, “Jenna is always there and always is interested in what is going on in my life. Whatever is important to me is important to her. My friends were more […]

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Central Indiana Young Life Update

We recently held an All City Young Life club at a Pacers game. The Pacers gave us 600 tickets at a very cheap price and let us use the practice floor for a Young Life club before the game. We used all the tickets and had a wait list. We hosted some “Adult Guests” who […]

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Thoughts on how to invest time.

I don’t like the term time management but how we make decisions about what we invest our time may be the most important decisions we make. The overarching philosophy for the choices we make when investing our professional time is to be increasingly investing time in what we are uniquely created, called, or qualified to […]

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Five elements for effective meetings

Many people have taken their shot at this, but this is what I was thinking today about what makes a good meeting. Always ask yourself “What can uniquely be accomplished by us being together?” Don’t allow anything on the agenda that can be accomplished another way. Five elements of a good meeting: Engage your hands: […]

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Remedy must match the diagnosis

According to Mrs Linn at the Oaks Academy there are three reasons why kids don’t do what they are asked to do. Ignorance: they don’t actually know how to do what they were asked to do. Remedy: Information or education. Weakness: they know what they are supposed to do but they just can’t get themselves to […]

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My Dilemma

  My dilemma: 1. Central Indiana YL is growing rapidly and the possibilities for growth in Rural, Urban and Suburban ministries are popping up faster than even my wildest dreams. 2. I need to raise more money than I ever have before. 3. In order to accomplish #1 I need to spend less time on […]

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