It’s Lent Again

Ashes, Facebook posts, and everyone talking about it can make the first week easy to get into the sacrificial spirit. But already some may be struggling – or even bored with what they have chosen to add or subtract from their life in hoping to bridge the gap between them […]

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How to Obtain Core Retreat Success

Here are a few questions I tend to ask myself about Core Team Retreats… Why Should I plan/attend a Core Retreat? Teens. Teens are the ultimate reason I became a youth minister⎯I love being with the teens. However, there’s this other group of people that cannot and should not be […]

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The Context of Love

There I sat on a warm summer morning struggling to hold an enormous stroller on the rickety old train at the St. Louis Zoo. To my right, I saw a gigantic bird cage that looked old and worn down. I later found out that the birdcage (from the 1904 World’s […]

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