Expect What Can Be Expected

January 12, 2015
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Phew!  Now you can look back on kettles and Christmas decorations as a not-so-distant memory and feel relief in the work being done while also missing that time of year.  Then here goes Jesse with some encouragement to accomplish something that I don’t have time to do anyway.  Hopefully these blogs are not a drag.. read more →

The Gift of Appreciation

December 22, 2014
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Thank you…Other than ‘I love you’ it is probably the most underutilized yet necessary phrase in the English language. It is this very phrase that I make a point to share with youth workers every time I get a chance to speak publicly to them. I do this because I get it. I do this.. read more →

Christmas Traditions

December 15, 2014
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Every year at Christmastime my family growing up had a long list of traditions we went through that really made it special for me and my brothers. Decorating Christmas cookies with mom, watching the clay-mation Rudolph movie, picking the tree out at a lot with dad, coming home to decorate it and have chili, empty.. read more →

The Power of Perception

December 8, 2014
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What comes to mind when you think of Abraham Lincoln? I mean besides memories of groaning through history tests in high school about the civil war. Obviously, if you remember anything at all from those classes you can recall that he was once our US President, served during the Civil War & played a major.. read more →

#ServeRight Photo Contest

December 9, 2013
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As you all know, the theme for youth councils this year is “Live Right!” Pretty awesome cuz it’s based on the new transMission update on a very old song.  “I want to live right that God may use me.”  That in and of itself is a hefty declaration.  It should mean something!     We don’t want.. read more →

#seethingsdifferently

November 19, 2013
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Laura Haas So it’s November.  Men aren’t shaving their faces, women maybe aren’t shaving their legs, the grocery stores are stocked full of whole Turkeys and canned yams and the malls are already decorated for Christmas. It’s a confusing, stressful, chilly time (for most of us anyway…talking to you Florida). Unless you’re reading this blog.. read more →