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Some thoughts on giving thanks…

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his faithful love endures forever” (Psalm 118:1 HCSB) Giving thanks is a common theme throughout Scripture. God’s people everywhere are giving thanks for his work on their behalf, and when they … Continue reading

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I have been doing full-time youth ministry since August of 2003 in Duncan, OK. I love the Chisholm Trail church of Christ, and the relationships formed and maintained with my students, and other members over my tenure is awesome. But, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 107

One of the beautiful things to come out of the NCYM conference for me this past week was the early morning devotional that is offered every morning. What is funny, is that on the first day, the room is full, … Continue reading

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Genesis 1-2: some thoughts to guide our thinking

Our congregation has begun an undertaking to read  the book of Genesis together as families. My daughters are pumped about this time each night. They grasp more of the story than I realize. I written a little in my last … Continue reading

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The Compassion Center, prayer and humility

I am blessed to work with a group of believers in Duncan, Oklahoma who take very seriously the Lord’s example to care for the poor, the sick and the needy. One of the ways our community is served is through … Continue reading

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couch potato’s can serve the Lord too!

A week ago today I took a spill at church camp and wound up with a broken foot. I was at camp for less than 24 hours, and was leaving almost as quickly as I got there. I never have … Continue reading

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The Trail Student Ministries Midweek update: Wednesday, February 22, 2011

Midweek update: Wednesday, February 22, 2011 ====================================================================== A word from the Word: Read Exodus 32 “1 When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us … Continue reading

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getting reacquainted with old friends…

Summer is a rough time for me to blog. As a youth minister, I am out of the office a bunch. This week, I was gone four weeks, plus one week of personal vacation. So, I haven’t been home much, … Continue reading

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my academic progress

Well, hopefully after this term is over at LCU, I will have 30 hours left towards my M.Div. I am planning on taking an internship course in the Summer. Summer’s are crazy, but hopefully I can knock this class out. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I am back in Oklahoma from what seemed like a whirlwind trip to Dayton, OH and then back to Oklahoma. Nearly 2000 miles.  I am glad to get out of the car, but the trip was worth it. There is … Continue reading

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