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

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Don’t Drink the “Happily Ever After” Potion…It Sucks


I was watching Shrek 2 with my kids the other day and noticed something that sparked my attention. Shrek and his wife Fiona (both ogres) visit Fiona's parents who are the King and Queen of the kingdom Far, Far Away (I feel like my maturity is dropping). Fiona's parents never met Shrek and the encounter … Continue reading Don’t Drink the “Happily Ever After” Potion…It Sucks

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

Serenity Prayer (Full) – Reinhold Niebuhr


God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.   Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as … Continue reading Serenity Prayer (Full) – Reinhold Niebuhr

Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? (Part 4) Intimacy in Service


This post is from a friend of mine named Kevin Turbeville. Kevin is the Youth Minister for the Rogersville Church of Christ in Rogersville, Alabama where he and his wife Leila live and work. He is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University where he received a degree in Bible and Youth Ministry and worked in the … Continue reading Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? (Part 4) Intimacy in Service