National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 3


I am writing this from the Denver airport as my time to fly is upon me. I will give a few highlights from Day 3. Wednesday Morning Mike Cope “Community in Lars and the Real Girl” - Hebrews It’s a movie about church, it begins in church and ends in church. Hebrews Imagining a world … Continue reading National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 3

National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 2


Great day I experienced with classes, super-sessions and keynote messages from some of the finest people in Christianity. I typed 10 pages of notes yesterday so I cannot include everything here but I want to give you some highlights that stood out to me. Tuesday Morning, Mike Cope “Spiritual Intubation: How Community Keeps Us Alive” … Continue reading National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 2

Psalms for Teens 8 – Lament Psalms – Psalm 22


1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?     Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? 2 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,     and by night, but I find no rest. 3 Yet you are holy,     enthroned on the praises of Israel. 4 In … Continue reading Psalms for Teens 8 – Lament Psalms – Psalm 22

Psalms for Teens 7 – Lament Psalms – Psalm 137


1 By the waters of Babylon,     there we sat down and wept,     when we remembered Zion. 2 On the willows there     we hung up our lyres. 3 For there our captors     required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying,     “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4 How shall we sing the Lord's song     in a … Continue reading Psalms for Teens 7 – Lament Psalms – Psalm 137

Psalms for Teens 6 – Lament Psalms – Psalm 38


1O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,     nor discipline me in your wrath! 2 For your arrows have sunk into me,     and your hand has come down on me. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh     because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones     because of my sin. 4 For my iniquities have … Continue reading Psalms for Teens 6 – Lament Psalms – Psalm 38

Psalms for Teens 4 – Praise – Psalm 104


Bless the Lord, O my soul!     O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2     covering yourself with light as with a garment,     stretching out the heavens like a tent. 3 He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot;     he rides on … Continue reading Psalms for Teens 4 – Praise – Psalm 104

Psalms for Teens 3 – Praise – Psalm 29


Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,     ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;     worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. 3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters;     the God of glory thunders,     the Lord, over many waters. 4 The voice of the Lord … Continue reading Psalms for Teens 3 – Praise – Psalm 29

Psalms for Teens 2 – Praise


“…to praise God is to live, and to live is to praise God.”[1] The psalms of praise are those psalms which seek to shine the light on God. The psalmist will either praise God by declaring him generally or they will praise God descriptively in specific ways. [2] Psalm 113 helps us a little as … Continue reading Psalms for Teens 2 – Praise

God and those with Special Needs


This is straight from Wikipedia to define what I mean by those with "special needs": n the United States, special needs is a term used in clinical diagnostic and functional development to describe individuals who require assistance for disabilities that may be medical, mental, or psychological. For instance, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental … Continue reading God and those with Special Needs