Monthly Archives: June 2006

Teen culture and the “faith-disconnect”

In my observation working with youth, the biggest challenge that our young people are dealing with is the disconnect of their faith between Monday and Sunday. It seems that many of the teenagers in our congregations have a form of faith, … Continue reading

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I will praise you in this storm

Yesterday was one of those days when our world was turned upside down with financial woes. Those of you with mortgages, car payments, credit card payments, student loan payments, hospital bills, etc., know what I am talking about. Well, to … Continue reading

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My first two years in ministry: What I learned (revised)

The last two years have been overwhelmingly positive and warm. I feel that I have gleaned a lot from our elders, and other ministry staff. I want to thank our elders and our congregation for taking a chance on my … Continue reading

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His Love Endures Forever

“…His love endures forever” (Psalm 136:1) A word from the Word: Read Psalm 136 “…His love endures forever” (Psalm 136:2) Food for Thought: His Love Endures Forever… Psalm 136 is a great psalm. Twenty-six times the phrase “His love endures … Continue reading

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back from camp

I am back from camp. It was an awesome two weeks, and trying to get rested up.  This week, our church is hosting our county's first annual work camp. It will be interesting.

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A Case of The Uglies

The following devotionals are the morning Quiet Times for our first week of camp.  Read: Luke 5:12-32"But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, "Why do you eat and drink … Continue reading

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Grace, who needs it?

Read: Romans 3:21-30   *The small house was simple but adequate. It consisted of one large room on a dusty street. Its red-tiled roof was one of many in this poor neighborhood on the outskirts of the Brazilian village. It was … Continue reading

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