Wednesday, 23 November 2016
I wear many hats as a youth pastor here at Summerland Baptist church. It just comes with the territory. I am a worship leader, youth pastor, mentor, friend, preacher, teacher, taxi driver, and most importantly; a husband and father. Whenever I am asked to write blog post I always seem to attack it from the youth pastor perspective and to be fair, that is appropriate. Today I would like to share from a husband and father perspective, understanding I can never really take off the youth pastor hat… even if I tried.
Monday, 14 November 2016
Courage - what is it?
That was our lesson in Spudz on October 20. With 38 boys ranging from grades 1 to 5, we learned that courage is being brave enough to do what you should, even when you are afraid...
Monday, 31 October 2016
Recently I ordered a book Peter's Perfect Prayer Place. In the book, Peter wants to find the perfect place to pray, just like the room his mother has. He tries out many locations only to realize that God is in ALL OF THEM! What?!!! He hears us wherever we are?!
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Proverbs 27:17 says: “Iron sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another.” This verse is a commentary on what makes men tick! On our own, we tend to deal with self-doubt, questions, logic and issues of truth and courage. It is when we get together with other men of like heart that we find...
Monday, 03 October 2016
So busy packing and getting ready... can't believe a whole year has gone by already, and we're gearing up for another Family Camp. I'm checking my list to make sure that everything is packed – although a Walmart is close by if anything major is left behind. The boys are so excited to go, they are actually volunteering...
Monday, 19 September 2016
- Forgiveness: The Greatest and Hardest Gift
It heals relationships, restores peace and renews hope. It reduces the power of shame, expresses love and heals our soul. It is the antidote for bitterness, the beginning of a relationship and the soothing balm for minor irritations. Often misunderstood and viewed as the choice of the weak, meek and simplistic it is nonetheless what we all need to personally experience sooner or later. What is it?
Monday, 29 August 2016
When I boarded my plane to the Okanagan back in May, I had no idea what exciting opportunities my summer would hold here at SBC. Now that my internship is coming to an end, I would like to share some of the things I’ve been involved with this summer.
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Every June for the past twelve years, a group of men from Summerland Baptist church and beyond, have spent two weeks touring on motorcycles throughout Western Canada and the US. This year, we embarked on a courageous ride up the Sunshine Coast to the North Tip of Vancouver Island in search of beautiful scenery and sunshine. We found the scenery, but the sunshine eluded us for the most part!