Being POTS

Part of the reason I started this blog was to write about the adventure that is parenting teenagers. Being a student pastor I have a unique perspective on this, but I don't have first hand knowledge of raising teens as my boys are 8 and almost 4. We understand that parents are in uncharted territory... Continue Reading →

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Parent Ministry

There are some exciting additions to the Parent Ministry side of my site. We now have a Parent Ministry University, Parenting Teen resources, and a section for Family Experiences to help you disciple your student and launch them well into adulthood. Check out all of our new parent ministry content at... Parent Ministry   To... Continue Reading →

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Raiders of the Lost Closet

I have been serving in paid Student Ministry in some way for the last 18+ years. Just to let you know, Student Ministry years are like dog years, but I think instead of 7 years per 1 human year for the dog I think it's more like 3 years per 1 regular year for the... Continue Reading →

Around the World

So, I have an admission to make. My close family knows this about me already, but I am reticent to tell others about my sketchy past. You ready for it comes. I liked to read encyclopedias as a kid. I read them all the time. I even read them when I was in the... Continue Reading →

The Struggle Bus

Have you ever woken up and had a hard time getting going? Has the day seemed to go from bad to worse? Every interaction you have seems to struggle? The Struggle Bus is real. It's a bus that all of us get on from time to time. Some of us may feel like we have... Continue Reading →

Sore Muscles

As some of you know, I've been working this year on being physically healthier. I've lost 70 lbs eating better and doing cardio type exercises, but I have realised that I also need to get stronger rather than just losing weight. Jennifer and I started a new workout routine (Here is what we have been... Continue Reading →

The Other Side

Most of us know the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. It's an easy enough concept to understand, but it really is tough to treat people the way that God wants us to treat them sometimes. That's a struggle that I know others have, and so do I. Have you... Continue Reading →

18 Years Ago

So today is just another day in the Barrineau house. We got up, ate breakfast, and got some chores done around the house. I went to the grocery store for the next week and we cooked some lunch when I got home so that we could eat and watch the Clemson football game. Then I... Continue Reading →

Where were you?

This morning I am sitting in my recliner drinking a cup of coffee while I am reading my devotion and getting some bible study time in before my boys wake up. This morning is like 1000 other mornings I have had in my life except for one thing, it's September 11th. I still remember what... Continue Reading →

Just Do It

I woke up this morning to more controversy on social media. This week it's all about Colin Kaepernick being the face of Nike's 30th anniversary of the Just Do It ad campaign. Now, I'm not here to debate the political side of having Kaep as the face of your ad, but rather I want to... Continue Reading →

Power of a Praying Parent

A few weeks ago at our DNOW weekend, we had a parent seminar on Sunday morning for the parents of the students who attended DNOW. During that parent seminar, we covered the power of a praying parent. I've have parents who were not able to be there ask me about what I taught so I decided... Continue Reading →

​Chris Pratt and Gen Z

So I woke up on Tuesday morning to videos of Chris Pratt's acceptance speech for his Generation award at the MTV Movie Awards. I was expecting funny quips with some nuggets of wisdom woven in, but I was greeted by so much more. I was immediately taken back to my high school graduation and "Don't... Continue Reading →

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