Conversations That Matter

What we do matters in life – everything we do matters.  My hope is we will find ourselves living into an ever improving story. May our words & actions encourage that all the more.

A Young Life Story – Ernie Merino

I had the pleasure of sitting down recently with Ernie Merino – newest member of the Inland NW Region of Young Life and new Area Director in Spokane Valley.  As a member of the regional board I wanted to get to know him some, hear his story and journey in life.  What...

A Young Life Story – Lilly Moon

I want to help lighten the load – Lilly Moon Spend some time with Lilly and you can’t help thinking that you’ve been with a special friend.  Kind, warm, engaging, intelligent she’s the type of woman that folks are drawn to and whose impact is felt.  Seven years now on...

Some Assembly Required

These may well be the most daunting three words ever printed – Some Assembly Required.  Not my favorite thing to see on a box.   I prefer the assembly part of the purchase to be included as a standard rule and a best practice.  Just sayin’.  Maybe that’s why I don’t...

Victory

The first Sunday of May the nice folks of Spokane host the Lilac Bloomsday Run. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I found myself in Spokane that day with my bride, so we decided to participate with 40,000+ other thrill seekers and take on the 12k. Turns out it was little...

Coming up for air

Hello again.  I’ve been off the radar for a while, as far as being engaged with posting things to the old blog-machine.  In fact, I forgot the login password and had to solicit the help of some my super smart friends to help me figure that out (apologies if I didn’t...

A Young Life Story – Kyle Eberth

Some folks are “black and white” type people. Kyle Eberth describes his life journey beginning that way. A fun and friendly, well-liked kid with a strong sense of right and wrong, Kyle fit nicely into a system where things could be logically explained and clearly...

A Young Life Story – Craig Hooper

Hey Hoop! What’cha doin tonight a couple of his buddies hollered at him from across the way? Craig Hooper was a 19 year-old kid at PLU when a few friends from the football team invited him to come to his first ever bible study. It was a pivotal invitation for this...

A Young Life Story – Bill Dooley

“Bill, you’re going to have to choose.” – God That’s how Bill Dooley remembers the stirring in his heart some 35-ish years ago as he considered life with one foot in the world and the other in pursuit of Jesus. Bill has been on Young Life staff for almost two...

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