Blogging. This thing that I tell you all that I will do and I then get busy and distracted and I don’t do it. I’m so sorry. (Not that you probably hang on my every word, but I do like to keep my promise to keep people updated, so I […]

Not too long ago I posted about staying in churches. As much as I do enjoy the laid back atmosphere in a church with my team, we haven’t had host homes in over a week. Tonight, we had our first host home experience in a while. It was glorious. So here […]

Dear Katie, While I write this, you only have 5 months left on team. Isn’t that amazing? You’ve made it through seven months of a year long journey and you’re still standing. Let me start by saying that I am proud of you. In seven months you have overcome a […]

As I gaze out on an empty ballroom, I write with some disappointment. In less than 90 minutes, nearly 250 youth and adult leaders will fill Salons B & C at the Chicago Oak Brook Marriott, ready for a morning of worship and celebration at another YE QuakeZone. As excited […]

I haven’t written a blog in a long time. Over a month. I could try to give you a million excuses about how busy our team has been, how I’ve been avoiding technology in order to better serve God, or how I couldn’t properly describe what was going on around […]

I just finished doing my daily devotion. I’m working my way through a Max Lucado book I received as a Christmas present. Some days I love it and some days I don’t, but it always serves the purpose of getting me in the word and focused on listening for God. […]

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. -1 John 1:5 One of my favorite parts of events when I was younger was called Campfire. It’s a scheduled time at the end of […]

I was in seventh grade the first time I attended a Youth Encounter sponsored Youth Quake in Omaha, Nebraska. I attended several more events in my youth with confirmation and then in high school. I remember being embarrassed as my mother chaperoned and sat in on breakout sessions, singing loudly […]

Captive Free East Lakes has adapted well to staying in different locations. I had spent a few of my high school nights enjoying lock-ins at my church and even slept in one or two churches on youth trips and such, but I have slept in a number of different churches and have […]

Captive Free East Lakes – A ministry team serving in the East Lakes Region that includes Michigan, some Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and some western Pennsylvania and western New York. Captive Free East Lakes – A ministry team serving a region that does not include Nebraska. But even if Nebraska isn’t […]