Here’s the perfect storm for pain in my life: 5 days away from home, no exercise, bad eating, little sleep, 200+ personal conversations, high energy, lots of emotion, stress, empathy, and a lot of fun. That was me at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference the past few days. Back last night. Here’s my day today:

Sleep in


Lunch with friend/mentor

Golf with buddies

Dinner with family



Today is going to be a great day! Cathy has her Bible Student this morning and was excited to see me get away and play golf and later tonight we all be together we’ll hang. Perfect storm meets perfect day.

Back tomorrow: writing a series this week on 10 ways to be more family-friendly in youth ministry.

Hey, if you went to SYMC…how was your experience. Would love to know.