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 →

Who Are You Voting For?

February 22, 2016
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We have all seen the recent uptick in political conversation online. It can be divisive, always includes strong opinions and leaves many taking personal offense.  In my opinion, this current field of candidates (on all sides) seems to be devoid of a clear-cut person worth my vote.  Whether you plan to vote for Hillary, Bernie,.. read more →

It’s Game Time!

October 26, 2015
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So far through this blog we regularly cover devotional topics, encouragement,  & youth ministry info but from time to time you just have to have a little fun.  Working with young people always brought about one of my favorite activities: the ice breaker games.  I understand these typically make those of us who are introverts.. 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 →

Don’t Let the Mountaintop Be A Cliff

March 9, 2015
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I love working in Youth Ministry. Some of my favorite moments have come at Youth Councils either at the altar, during hang out time or night time devotions. If you are from KT, you have just gone through this and for everyone else…it is coming very quickly. This is a time where we have tremendous opportunity to.. read more →

Authentic Relationships

March 2, 2015
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Hypocrite. This was a word regularly used in youth groups around the time I was growing up to describe the way we developed different faces for the different crowds we were around at the time. You acted a certain way based on where you were, who you were with and what situation surrounded you. It.. 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 →

Find Your Niche

January 26, 2015
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If you have ever held a job and been paid by someone then you more than likely have had to do something that you did not like.  This is a simple fact of adult life.  This is not a job-specific issue; everyone deals with it from time to time.  Whether it be a task you.. read more →

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 →

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 →