The Great Commission

April 12, 2016
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In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”.. read more →

Through Tough Times

October 12, 2015
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I can vividly remember one regular day back in high school. Going to school was normal, the day started out as it typically did however this day was anything but regular. My teacher ran into the hallway to bring us in to look at the television because something had happened that would be a devastating mark.. read more →

Happy Father’s Day

June 22, 2015
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Happy Father’s Day! Yesterday we celebrated the men that helped raise us and build us into the men and women we are and are becoming. Some sadly have to approach this day with heavy hearts because that father is a memory now; good or bad. Some have/had wonderful & loving fathers while others may have.. read more →

Green Grass

May 26, 2015
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When I was in college I was asked by a professor a very poignant question: if you could have one great year, full of awards or fame and recognition, or a lifetime filled with good, firm, consistent performances, what would you choose? I naively interpreted it as a professor looking at a student actor and.. read more →

Family Centered Youth Ministry

February 23, 2015
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You may have heard or it may be your inclination to really get the parents involved in their child’s youth ministry. A lot of times that is left up to a nebulous idea and is never fleshed out in a practical way that you can use and develop in your own situation. Hopefully, we can.. read more →

What’s In Your Well?

February 9, 2015
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I am sure we are all familiar with the old saying ‘Garbage in-Garbage out’.  It is a phrase quoted to us as young people while we are growing up regarding how we choose to spend our time, what we choose to enjoy and even the friends we choose to associate with.  In a nutshell, it.. read more →

Happy New Year

December 29, 2014
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Ten plus hours in a car with 2 yorkies, a 3 year old and a 1 1/2 year old.  Add to that a normally cheerful wife who has just completed three straight night shifts before this car ride and currently running on ZERO sleep.  What?  Not your idea of heaven on earth?  Yeah, not mine.. 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 →

Messengers of Light, here you come!

July 10, 2014
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CAPTAIN SARAH NELSON A really exciting thing happened last Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock (EST).  We were able – for the first time – to view the complete list of accepted candidates in the “Messengers of Light” session!  The very first acceptance took place on April 24, 2013 and the final on July 8, 2014. .. read more →

Not all who wander are lost

December 29, 2013
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  Joy Mikles I can’t remember a time in my life when someone didn’t ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I also can’t remember a time when that question didn’t cause anxiety and worry.  What if I got it wrong?  What if somehow I missed THE THING that I was.. read more →