Brent's Blog

Sleep

"Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep."

- Pam Beazly

Since becoming a parent, the importance of sleep is becoming more and more clear to me. I don't stay up crazy late - it would be fine if the kids weren't waking up in the night - but because most nights I experience broken sleep, sometimes up to five times in one night, I get up feeling exhausted, unprepared and often down. Even the smallest problems become big and ugly and it's really hard to focus on any one at a time. If you have kids or are in the habit of staying up way too late at night then you

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Leadership Takes Work!

I recently had the privilege of sitting through the Chic-Fil-A 2012 Leader cast which, if you’re not familiar with it, is a group of successful leaders from all over that get together for one full day and deliver inspiring stories and speeches to help other leaders grow. One of the leaders - John Maxwell- spoke on being intentional about your growth as a leader. In other words, growing in

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How Important Are First Impressions?

I had an interesting conversation with a fellow youth worker today. He’s a very social guy - the kind of person who after you walk away from a conversation with him, you feel glad that you had it. He’s enthusiastic, kind and warm; and takes genuine interest in other people. It then occurred to me…. This guy would be perfect to look after greeting for our Sunday morning Amp It Up Youth Services! I began thinking back to some recent staff meetings we’ve had in which the topic was first impressions. We

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Fasting

It’s that time of year again and our Junior/Senior youth will be encouraged to partake in a corporate fast. I’m excited about it because while it’s a physical act to give up food or certain types of food for some time, it’s also a spiritual act of obedience. When one fasts, it tells God they want to be obedient and they’re willing to sacrifice some pleasure in order to do so. Fasting is a great way to start the new year, as it sets you up to be more disciplined in growing your faith right off the bat!

Four things I would like to mention about fasting are: 

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