What To Do With The Bird

What To Do With The Bird

Happy Thanksgiving XP3’ers! In our spirit of thankfulness, for you of course, we’d like to share our top tip (and some advice) for having an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.  Here’s our tip: Fry a turkey.  There are other things that undoubtedly factor into your enjoyment – but we can’t control whether your football team wins or whether you have to travel to see your in-laws.  However, we can give you tips on how to (and how not to) successfully fry a turkey. Tip:  Don’t do this: ... Read More
What you should do with your Butt

What you should do with your Butt

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” ~ Pablo Picasso Put that in your back pocket and save it for later. You’ll thank me whenever later comes – which hopefully is this weekend. That’s right, this coming weekend is Labor Day. Labor Day, not to be confused with International Worker’s Day, is a celebration of the American Labor Movement began in the year 1887. The modern understanding of Labor Day is varied. For some it means the beginning of cooler weather and the closing of the... Read More
Why You Need a Lawn Service

Why You Need a Lawn Service

This summer, my wife and I met one of our longstanding goals – we bought a house. Technically we were already homeowners since we owned a town-home. But our town-home lacked three basic things we really wanted. You can probably guess the three missing pieces, but if not, here you go: space, storage, and a yard. Space and storage are nice, but in this phase of our lives the most important consideration for us was to get a place with a yard. We have two kids under five and needed a place for... Read More
Oh Say Can You…

Oh Say Can You…

Here at Orange, we believe fun over the course of time matters. Shared fun makes relationships better. As a youth worker, it’s important to have fun with – your students your spouse your significant other your dog Maybe you just need to do something fun by yourself. Therefore, fun is the official sponsor of today’s post. Let’s keep this simple. We know what you’re thinking. Yes, we know what you’re thinking right now. You’re thinking: – about what you’re going to grill tomorrow... Read More
Why You Need A Bigger Plan

Why You Need A Bigger Plan

We think student pastors have the best intentions when it comes to their students. In fact, we’d say every student pastor wants these basic things for every student that graduates from their care: To see God for who He is To see themselves the way God does To love others they way God loves us You might use different wording or have a few more statutes of faith you want to pack their bags with. But the point is, you love your students and want to equip them as well as you can before you move... Read More