Monthly Archives: October 2010

Be who you are!

Take a look at this wonderful clip! Our youth and the others that we work with each day know who we are.    When we are trying too hard, or being “fake”  they will soon find us out.  And the truth … Continue reading

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Today is a great day Lord, Thanks!

I recently returned from Minnesota to attend my grandfather’s funeral.  He was 92 years old and lived an amazing life.  My grandpa was an amazing storyteller and knew how to make people laugh.  We have boxes and boxes of his … Continue reading

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Youth Encounter

This weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting the Youth Encounter team Watermark at our congregation.  This was an unplanned visit by these traveling musicians, so we just plugged them into what we already had going on.  These young people … Continue reading

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Beyond Maintenance to Mission; Craig Nessan

I’m reading a book, and I am not all the way through it, but I have decided to comment on it anyway.  To be honest, I had a hard time getting into it.  I hated the first chapter.  But I … Continue reading

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Carrying the Cross

Earlier in the year I was with some of our new acolytes. They had come out on a Saturday morning to be trained to help lead worship. They were going in pairs to light the altar candles for the first … Continue reading

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Cyber-bullying

It is heartbreaking to hear about all of the recent reports of cyber-bullying, like the recent Rutgers student, Tyler Clementi. Cyber-bullying is a new but very serious problem.  Cyber-bullying, “involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, … Continue reading

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A Jawdropping Moment

This past Sunday Night, I had my first Sunday Night Youth Meeting with the Middle School Youth.  The first night  of the year is ALWAYS a big deal.  They are excited.  I’m excited.  They want to know what we are … Continue reading

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