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It’s Friday and which means… Mad Prop’s! This is the day I give my “Prop’s” to someone who has done something outstanding during the week. Feel free to leave your own “prop’s”, “atta boy’s”, or whatever it is you happen say to let someone know they are friggin awesome.

Mad Prop’s Friday Week #4

This week I have to go back to the crib to give my prop’s. Summer is such a busy time for me and my family. It usually involves church camps for the kiddos, VBS, summer sports, basketball camps and every once in a while we’ll throw in a family trip to some place where people don’t recognize us. Thrown in that I am usually gone for several weeks leaving my AP to manage the home front on her own. When I am home during the summer months it’s only for a few days at a time and it usually involves recovery and catch up work at the church leaving little time for extra things with the fam. Summer months in the Tibbles’ home require extra grace and prayer.

So this week I want to give Mad Prop’s to AP and the Kiddos


Not only do you deserve Mad Prop’s for living with me as your husband and dad but you continually go above and beyond to support me in the crazy adventures God puts me in. I thank God for each of you everyday. You are all more than I could have ever hoped for.

Give it up ya’ll!


I have spent all week camping with about 300 high school students at a youth event called Youth Quake. It is an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone. Obviously there are some sacrifices you have to make when living the rustic, minimalist lifestyle for a full week and one of those sacrifices is the porcelain throne of satisfaction. Lets just say that I would be happy to never see a porta-potty ever again. So here is my Mad Prop for this Friday…errr Saturday:

Mad Prop’s Friday (on Saturday) Week #3

Well done… Well done.

More on YQ later!


Posted: July 1, 2008 in camp, summer, worship, youth

I am back at camp this week, this time with 4th -6th graders. Its a short camp so I will be back in the office on Wednesday. Tonight will be our last worship time before they leave tomorrow morning. Pic’s coming soon!!


Posted: June 20, 2008 in band, camp, summer, worship

Back home. Whew! That was a blast! Here are some pics from the week.



Posted: June 19, 2008 in camp, summer, worship team

So sleepy… I love it though! Yesterday, I drove back to O-town to do a quick meeting with my WLT (worship leadership team) and then rehearse with my Sunday morning band. We also had some new video team recruits that were training during rehearsal so I wanted to take some time to meet with them and introduce myself. Afterwards we began what should have been a 2 hour drive back to camp. After missing a couple of exits and stopping twice for coffee and DP to fight off sleep, it ended up being more like a 3 and a half hour drive. We made it back to camp around midnight and then up again at 6:00. I don’t function very well when I am tired. April says I shouldn’t talk when I am tired… she’s probably right. What makes you tired? How does it affect you?

Like A Child

Posted: June 17, 2008 in camp, summer, worship

There is nothing like passionate worship from on fire youth. Kids are amazing! Pics coming soon.

One Last Time

Posted: June 16, 2008 in camp, summer, worship, youth

I have jokingly deemed this summer my “farewell tour”. For years I have spent the majority of my summers months leading worship for youth summer events, camps and retreats only to return to the home church to lead our congregational worship on the weekends. It is one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve noticed, however, over the past couple years that my mind, body and spirit are not holding up as well as they used to. I’m usually worn out by the weekend and have little to nothing left to give to my family or lead the church when I get home. Growing older, well… it sucks! So, my wife and I decided that this would be the last year I accepted invitations from camps and youth events and would begin to focus more on our local congregation and overseas missions durring the summer months. It will also be nice to be a parent to my kids at the youth events we participate in. So it begins tonight with worship at camp CYOKAMO for about 300 Jr. High students from KS, MO, OK and AR. I will be with them all week and then back home on Friday. I have three more week long events between now and the end of July with a few one nighters mixed in. I am tired already…