From Nashville to Pakistan….

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018

From Nashville to Pakistan….

Pakistan… For the last several months this beautiful, beleaguered country has been on and off of our calendar – in response to an impassioned request from local Christian leaders, On the Go Ministries had been planning several training events and small outreaches in the cities of Karachi and Hyderabad, and our entire team was thrilled at the prospect of reaching the people of...

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Ticket-less in Tanzania…

Posted by on Oct 25, 2018

Ticket-less in Tanzania…

“Well?” I glanced up, “Any word on the ticket?” My daughter Sierra shrugged and shook her head as she flopped down onto the cracked plastic chair beside me. “I think they’re still working on it – I don’t know” “Geez,” I glanced down at my watch, “We’re supposed to take off in like 45 minutes…” We had just finished our first week-long overseas festival – a week-long event in rural...

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The Night We Needed a Miracle… Again

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018

The Night We Needed a Miracle… Again

“God, please help this to work…” It didn’t feel like a faith-filled prayer, it felt like what it was:  a frantic last-ditch effort prayer – a desperate, “I don’t know what to do if this doesn’t work” prayer muttered under my breath as my tensed fingers moved from the IPad screen to the brightly illuminated “main power” switch of our sound system. The system had frozen five minutes before...

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Face to Face with Crippling Performance Anxiety (Zach’s Backstory)

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018

Face to Face with Crippling Performance Anxiety (Zach’s Backstory)

“God, please… just help me.” I could feel the thin, industrial grade carpet even through the knees of my jeans, and it felt worse against the bare skin of my palms – raspy and unforgiving. I was kneeling by myself in the deserted upper hallway of a lecture building at Northwestern University and actually physically shaking.  Badly. I had been shaking uncontrollably all day – through...

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When Justin Bieber Shows Up at Your Event (Seriously…)

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018

When Justin Bieber Shows Up at Your Event (Seriously…)

“Are you serious?” I was staring at my friend Louie with undisguised shock. “Yeah man, he just showed up yesterday…” Louie absently tucked a flyaway portion of his long hair behind his ear and adjusted his “Monster Energy Drink” hat. As a prominent young BMX pro-rider, he held himself with the kind of un-self-conscious “cool” factor that the rest of us usually try (and fail) to emulate. “I guess...

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