Youth Minister

Changes

Can you feel the hint that Fall is on the way? I know, I know…it is only a temporary glimpse of what is approaching, but the cooler temperatures in the morning certainly are a relief from the smoldering summer heat. Two leaves on my ’October Glory’ Red Maple even showed up in their brilliant reddish…

Vision

Yesterday I had to take a little 2 hour drive, and I must say that I was focused and deep in thought about a particular lesson coming up. And then…it happened. Distractions Apparently it was bug migration season and I was in their direct path. And then…a massive thunderstorm accompanied with pounding rain and hail.…

Be Brave

24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD. (Ps. 31:24 NIVO) I just had the honor of speaking to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Homewood High School. I walked into their meeting room at 7:20 a.m. and found a packed room full of high school athletes eager to discuss…

“I Just Can’t Stop Smiling!”

Out of all the pics we took at Give Kids The World Mission Trip, I choose this one. Kaylyn Tomlinson (her good friends call her KK) recently graduated from Pelham High School and will attend Troy University in just a few weeks. KK is an incredible blessing to all who know her. Late Friday night,…

Where Happiness Inspires Hope

I met a little boy in a wheelchair yesterday at Give Kids the World Village, who was obviously blind with other serious health concerns. Several on our mission team were in charge of operating the rides. After we got this boy strapped in safely to this ride that performs like a swing, I patted him…

One More Conversation

6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. (Col. 4:6 NIVO) Have you ever visited someone who is fighting for their life in the hospital? It is difficult to watch them hooked up to cords and machines doing all the breathing for…

I Just Wanna Be Like…

Over the past several months I have noticed a severe depletion of my t-shirts and socks in their respective drawers. This is the crazy thing; they reappear on Tyler’s body. Sure, they are too big for him, but he doesn’t care. I noticed him wearing my shirts months ago as he was lying in mine…

Corrective Lenses

Farsighted people can see long distances.           Nearsighted people can see at close range.  People with astigmatism struggle either way, because the muscles are always straining to focus. People with any eye    problems typically can get corrective lenses to help them focus and see better.       Here is my problem. My corrective lenses broke the day…

Leaders

Birthdays, Christmas, Tests, Results, Health, Weather, Game Time, Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, Vacations, Mission Trips, Heaven. What do all those above have in common? Some make you anxious while others we greatly anticipate. Some of them have moments of temporary excitement yet long lasting memories. Some bring moments of disappointment and despair, but only one of…

Invitation

Have you ever been invited to…anything? Of course, you have. More than likely, you’ve been invited to multiple parties, events, get-togethers, business meetings throughout your life? Some, you wanted to be there. Others…not so much. Invitations are special, because the person throwing the party really wants you to attend. I came across a letter today…