Cyle Young

June 12, 2012

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June 12, 2012

The Story Continues…

If you are interested in writing Fiction, Non-fiction, or Children’s books, the Story Continues writer’s conference is for you. Some new friends of mine are hosting or speaking at this conference. I am sure it will be well done and you will have the opportunity to learn much. If interested please click the link below to check out the conference flier. Registration ends soon! The […]
June 11, 2012

True Servants Serve #1

As I talk to other pastors, I realize just how difficult it has become to get volunteers to serve in ministry.  Many churches burden the same volunteers with serving, time and time again, because the task of recruiting volunteers is so difficult. On average 20% of Christians serve the Lord faithfully.  That leaves 80% of Christians uninvolved in the work of ministry.  In a church […]
June 10, 2012

Madagascar 3 Review

Did you know that lions get homesick too? All Alex can think of is getting he and his pals—Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo and Melman the giraffe—back to their comfy cages in the Central Park Zoo. They’ve been off on their travels far too long. (Two movies too long, to be precise.) So they all make their way into Monte Carlo to find their […]
June 9, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph Movie Trailer – First Look

Exciting new movie trailer for fans of video games and the 80’s. Wreck-It Ralph
June 9, 2012

Tent Camping Top 10

1.  If you are the only person, amongst hundreds of RVs and campers, camping in a tent… are you poor or just stupid? 2. Refer to The Poopy Dance blog post. Don’t bring that child! 3. When planning dinner… account for the 20-25 minutes it takes for a 4 year old to roast a hot dog. 4. When the directions tell you to attach legs […]
June 9, 2012

Promethus Review

“I think they want us to come and find them.” That’s researcher Elizabeth Shaw’s conclusion when she and Charlie Holloway (her scientific and romantic partner) discover 35,000-year-old cave drawings of people surrounding a giant man pointing at six circles in the sky—drawings that match findings from a multitude of other ancient civilizations. The only question is who “they” are… read more here
June 9, 2012

‘You’re not special’ graduation speech

Social media was buzzing about a Boston-area high school teacher’s blunt commencement speech that told students they “are not special.” Wellesley High English teacher David McCullough Jr. told graduates “You are not special. You are not… read more here
June 7, 2012

Camping with Kids

I am taking my three children camping tonight.  Their ages are 3 months old, 4 and 5. It seems that my wife and I are much more excited about this adventure than our children.  My children keep asking if we are going to roast marshmallows.  That’s all they care about. We can roast marshmallows at home.  What is it about marshmallows that is so wonderful […]
June 6, 2012

The Poopy Dance

My kids dance the poopy dance. I think at some point everyone does, even adults. I wish my kids would just poop in the potty.  They seem to enjoy just pooping in their pants all the time. My son didn’t get the hang of pooping in the toilet until he was almost 5. My daughter who just turned 4, is well on her way to […]
June 1, 2015

Cap Gun Evangelism

“I’m playing dead, daddy.” The words of my three-year old still bring a smile to my face. I shot him good—with a toy cap gun—of course. Recently, on a family vacation, I bought four toy cap guns. The kind that make a loud shooting sound when the hammer strikes a firing cap. They’re the “real” toy guns I remember playing with as a child. I’ll […]
May 23, 2015

Campfire Pentecost

Spring always reintroduces two important things back into my life—hot dogs and campfires. I love sitting outside on a cool night, listening to a crackling fire while, roasting hot dogs. Living in the Midwest, there’s nothing more exciting than the return of spring after a long cold winter. As a parent, I cherish spring. It brings ample opportunities to get the kids out of the […]
May 18, 2015

Leaping Lucy

I used an American Girl doll to extract my six-year-old daughters tooth. I removed it the old-fashioned way, by tying one end of the dental floss to her tooth and the other end to Lucy, the American Girl doll. I convinced my daughter to let Lucy assist with the delicate operation. I’ll be honest this genius idea only came after thirty minutes of negotiations during […]
May 13, 2015

Muddy Knees

My arms ached as I hefted around 30 pounds of a muddy grimy two-year old boy.  Even though my muscles burned, I relished every moment down the mountain. My son Carrick was worn out. Tired of stepping over roots, trudging through muddy trails, and slipping on slick wet stones, my boy succumbed to his tiredness. He was a champ. His little legs had carried him […]