That Kind of Love

An unfamiliar song helped me see meaning in my day

I was driving home from a Young Life committee meeting last night and the song “That Kind of Love” by Pierce Pettis played through my speakers.  Pettis is a songwriter and folk artist I have heard play at Cafe Lena in Saratoga Springs.   I like his music, but I don’t remember having heard this […]

Uniquely Suited for a Unique Place

New Staff Hire in the Adirondacks and North Country

What gets me up in the morning is the opportunity to think about how we can reach every kid in Eastern NY and Western New England.  I know that the dream won’t be realized tomorrow, but I love thinking about what it would take to realize it over a 20 year arc.  What would it […]

Fighting the Drift

Reporting in from our Life Planning retreat

This week, I met with the eight-field staff in my part of the Greater Northeast Region for an overnight retreat.  The purpose of our time together was to lead them through a process that I have benefited from, called “Life Planning.” I created my first Life Plan at a Building Champions Experience back in 2012, […]

This week, we did a great event in our local Young Life club called the Average Joe Olympics.  Our friend Dan Matthews shot some video for us.  It offers a window into the fun that kids bring to our Monday Nights here in Burnt Hills and Saratoga.

Across the Pond

I have written number of posts in the last couple of years about the developing Young Life area in Burlington (Chittenden County), VT.  Last week, I was 30 miles west of Burlington, across the pond (Lake Champlain) in Plattsburgh, NY.  As a result of some contacts made by our local staff in Saranac Lake, there […]