family life

Some Health Issues

Phew!  The past few weeks have been pretty rough.  For about four weeks now, I’ve been dealing with a major headache like I’ve never experienced before.  The first time I noticed it getting really bad was coming back from the CAUS Youth Convention with our students.  I was riding back Read more…

By Shawn Michael, ago
music

Pray for Kris Allen (HD Video)

I think it’s pretty stinkin’ cool that Kris Allen won the American Idol competition this year. As flashy and entertaining as Adam was, I just wasn’t a fan of his vocal stylings. Can you say, “eighties hair band”?  😉 I also think it’s pretty stinkin’ cool that Kris is a Read more…

By Shawn Michael, ago
Elevate Update

Honoring Our Grads

This past Sunday night we celebrated the lives and acheivements of our graduating high school seniors. We began with a time of songs and worship. Then we brought our seniors up to some really lame beatbox fanfare music mouthed by our pastoral team (including yours truly — wishing we would Read more…

By Shawn Michael, ago
music

Greater Things Are Yet to Come

I just received word from a friend that another Rapid City student — this one in the 9th grade academy — took their own life.  Another friend, upon hearing the news, commented, “there’s still much to be done in Rapid City…”  It made me think of this song by Bluetree… Read more…

By Shawn Michael, ago
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