I am Sorry

I am Sorry

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It has been a long, long time since I have been regular about updating Nailscars.com and now the site really has lots a bunch of its functionality. Most of that was because of a virus and now I find myself sort of swimming in stuff trying to find the things that matter. What I think my goal for this year will be is to clean up the site, to remove most of the blog posts with their missing links and random ramblings and instead go with just a site that has creative ministry content. At least that is my goal right now. Until then, I am sorry for the mess. I hope you are able to find what you need.
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IGTV Youth Pastor

Cool Stuff, Random Thoughts
So I am trying to figure out this whole IGTV thing. Instagram's new long form video platform hooked me with of all things a trailer for Aquaman (a movie I am not even all that excited about seeing). The fact that they had recut the trailer so that it fit in vertical instead of horizontal format intrigued me and opened my eyes to a whole different world of vertical video. So I thought I would try my hand at a regular feature on IGTV which I am calling the IGTV Youth Pastor. I am still working with the tools and things are not quite up for public consumption yet. If you are interested in checking out IGTV or using it here are some things I have discovered. There is no…
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A Break from Extremes

A Break from Extremes

Random Thoughts
So last week I was at kid's camp (which in and of itself is a remarkable thing and should be discussed, but that will be later). At camp I didn't spend a whole lot of time on Twitter and Facebook. I would spend the morning checking out a couple of headlines, but I wouldn't pull out my phone all day and read through my feeds. It was about the 3rd day when I realized that unplugging for that stuff actually lowered my stress level. You see my feeds are interesting. My Facebook feed is primarily people from church life and so it runs very, very conservative. The stress I get from there mostly is the stress that comes when someone you respect posts a subtly racists picture with a whole…
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Something Profound Goes Here

Random Thoughts
OK, so Nailscars.com has been down for 4 days. It seems that just as I decided to start coming back this site decided it didn't want me back. Anyway, for the last two days at Centrikid I had this really profound post that was something about God and the way that we see things. I kept meaning to write it down somewhere other than on here so I would have it, but I kept forgetting. Now I can't remember what it was. So whatever life changing profound thing that was ready to be placed here apparently is gone for now. Oh well, that's the cool thing about ideas, when one goes another comes. You can't keep chasing the old ideas, you have to run after the new ones. Tomorrow I…
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Back to Camp

Back to Camp

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Summer is such an interesting time when it comes to being in ministry. On the one hand it is amazing. You get to spend days and days with students learning about their lives, building relationships, teaching about Jesus. On the other hand it is an exhausting slog that sucks at your soul and makes you surly. Case in point: Tomorrow we are heading to children's camp. We will come home from that on Friday and then the next Monday head out to Holiday World with the youth followed by the Sunday after that for our VBS kickoff. It is a crazy, crazy month and I am tired just looking at it. With all that said, it is a fun time, just lots of things that have to be happening in…
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