Mayhem

After a long, bitter winter we’re finally getting to experience the kind of sun that warms you up and lets you drive with your windows down.

Every year the junior high ministry that I serve with has a huge event called Pineapple Mayhem. Thousands of kids come, and the church is transformed into a massive playground. It’s equal parts overwhelming, exhilarating, and chaotic and my kids look forward to it all year.

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Every kid I talked to in that place was filled up. Junior high is a tough age to be and sometimes a tough age to work with, but last night was more about being somewhere kind of magical.

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Ferris Bueller said it best: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

I get wrapped up in the day-to-day of my life, and the big changes, and the FUTURE, and sometimes forget to celebrate the NOW. Life is more than money troubles and searching for next steps. While all that is important, we only have today once, and we need to live it well.

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