Youth Minister

Flipping Pancakes

  Greetings from Maywood Camp, We have a large number of our church family at Maywood Camp this week.  The camp fatigue is trying to creep in, but we refuse to be defeated.  A few minutes ago, I went into the kitchen to pour my morning mug of coffee, and Dewayne was mastering the art…

Vision

Do you ever see pictures or experience breathtaking scenery that make you wish you could live there? Then, for weeks and possibly months or longer you find yourself daydreaming about your life there? As time continues, you start making plans to revisit that place with hopes of making your permanent residence there? Do you ever…

Astronomy

Have you ever been outside on a clear night in the middle of nowhere, looked up at the night sky, and saw billions of stars? When we were in Colorado, we were treated to that production at the Estes Park Memorial Observatory. Our guide was an Aerospace Engineer and his love for astronomy was obvious.…

Shedding Antlers

Have you ever seen elk in the Rocky Mountains? My family and I just got back from our family vacation in Colorado.  The kids had never seen elk in the wild, but now they can say that they have seen hundreds and witnessed dad pulling over a gazillion times to take even more photos of…

Recipes

Have you ever come home from work or school, and your stomach was growling as you hunted for something in the pantry or refrigerator to eat? That was me the other day, but I found nothing that I could just pop in the microwave. I noticed the juice from the leftover steak on a plate…

Summer Missions

Summer Mission Trips are around the corner. Plans are being finalized. Participants are making preparations. Prayers are being offered up consistently. We need your help. If you would like to donate to any of these mission efforts, we would certainly appreciate and accept your generosity. Through the years, each one of these efforts have been…

Feed The Homeless

The teens will meet at the building at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, to prepare lunch for the homeless in downtown Birmingham at Linn Park. If you would like to join us, come on. We could certainly use the help. We will leave the building at 11:45 a.m. and return by 1:00 p.m. If…

Make it Right

My son, Jackson, and I are co-coaching Tyler’s basketball team this season, and it has definitely been an experience. For the past couple of weeks, we have been working extremely hard on layup drills. Although our team is 3-0, we still have plenty of improvement opportunities. If they miss a layup in practice, I hand…

How Hungry Are You?

In the office is a popcorn machine. There is something about the smell of popcorn that draws the vast majority of the human race directly to it. I’ve also known some animals that love popcorn, too. When the popcorn is popping and the smell penetrates throughout the building, it is amazing how many friends come…

Create

This past weekend, we had a small group leaders’ retreat at Hargis Christian Retreat Center, and it was full of energy, adventure, focus, distraction, and a time to create a masterpiece. We sang, got extremely distracted by a mouse running across the floor, attempted to refocus, but we were unsuccessful for a period of time.…