Leadership is Lonely

Youth ministers and all those involved in ministry are called to be leaders of the faith. Leading people is an honor and Jesus viewed leadership as the highest form of serving others (Luke 22:20). This type of leadership requires courage, good decision-making skills, and a clear vision. All this comes […]

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Arise and Shine (John 8:1-11)

I don’t think the Pharisees understood the lesson they were about to be schooled in on this day in the temple. Jesus may not have had a chalkboard, but he had the dirt from which we were formed and His finger as chalk. And, He had a lesson to teach. […]

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IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE ….

It’s a flying Edge Box! (But seriously be careful some of those UPS guys can fling boxes like no one’s business). There is some high flying fun heading your way in this March Edge Support Box. This is the second bonus semester of Edge Support in which we step outside […]

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Recovering Sinners: Why the 12 Steps Work

The Year of Mercy has officially begun and is in full swing. Mercy begins with forgiveness; forgiving yourself and owning your mistakes. At the start of the new year, I often hear “new year, new me,” being said. However, it’s important to forgive yourself for the past mistakes you’ve made. […]

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Arise and Shine: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

I want to be the younger brother. We all do, I think. On many levels, we relate to him. He runs from home, squanders his money, hits rock bottom, and runs back to the love of the father. If you are in ministry, the chances are good that you were […]

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Franciscan LEAD: What is it, and why is it worth advocating?

I first witnessed Jesus, present in the Eucharist, at Steubenville Atlanta as a 14-year-old girl. I saw Him in His glory and I knew there was no going back. Over the years, my relationship with Him wavered; I didn’t know how to relate to Him, except with my hands in […]

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Arise and Shine: Luke 13:1-9

I have one regret from my ten years as a youth minister. His name was Danger.

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Into the Desert: A Story of Discernment

Most years I am excited for Lent. Maybe I am a hardcore Catholic whose favorite pastimes include fasting and not eating bacon on Fridays. More than likely, I’m just lazy and need a good kick in the butt every once in awhile. However, this year was different. Why? Because I […]

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Arise and Shine: Luke 9:28B-36

You’ve read and heard the Transfiguration narrative before. But this blog post isn’t going to be what you know, because we’ve heard it all before. You’ve probably used the Transfiguration as an image in a closing retreat talk about “coming down from the mountain.” Maybe it was part of a […]

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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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