Halifax, Nova Scotia (or, New Scotland) was the setting for today’s adventure. There was a great little walk along the harbor with ships, restaurants, shops and activities. It was a (relatively) warm afternoon and the perfect weather to explore. Some of our group, myself included, visited the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. It was a […]

Day 7: Halifax, Nova Scotia


Will You Trust the Cap’n?

October 9, 2015



October 9, 2015


Below are two simple stories. However, when you read closely and envision experiencing the life change firsthand, they become more awe-inspiring… An Excerpt From a Counselor’s Email We have about five guys in our youth group who have been disruptive and for lack of a better term troublemakers since their freshman year. They have come […]

Meadow Ranch

October 9, 2015


The best part of every week in Meadow Ranch is 10 quiet seconds on a Monday night. For 10 still seconds, five hundred junior highers sit motionless with their heads bowed and eyes closed. It is by far the best 10 seconds of every week. Better than the Opener, better than the ropes course and […]

Wagon Train

October 9, 2015


I’d have to say at Wagon Train, by far, the most challenging part for my staff and me is to take the deep, profound truths of God’s Word and boil them down to the basics, stripping away any unnecessary complexities or clutter, and presenting them in the most clear and simple way possible. Really, our […]

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