Strength in the Strain

“God does not give us overcoming life: He gives us life as we overcome. The strain is the strength. If there is no strain, there is no strength. Are you asking God to give you life and liberty and joy? He cannot, unless you will accept the strain. Immediately you face the strain, you will … Continue reading Strength in the Strain


Christianity and Excuses

If you have been in youth ministry longer than a month then you have had the fortunate blessing of hearing a teenager come up with an excuse as to why the could not go to _____________________ (insert activity).  I imagine I have heard every sort of excuse as to why a teenager (sometimes even a … Continue reading Christianity and Excuses

Silencing the Haters

Last night the youth group and I had an excellent period of worship at our monthly teen devotional.  I directed our thoughts from Philippians 1:27-30 and it seemed to be a good grounding point for the challenging next few weeks for the teenagers.  The Philippian church was not without her faults as apparently there were … Continue reading Silencing the Haters