Youth Minister

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…

One Word

I asked the teens and adults in class last week to share one word that summarizes the past year of 2018. Upon reflection, the following words were shared: Complicated Change Aggressive Pressure Eventful Tiring Privileges Magical Joyful Adventurous Terrible Expensive Broken Overcome They lived it, experienced every moment of it, and this is the thing……

Life is Fast

Who are those people in your life that you love to see coming and that you love to see going? Which category do you fall into and why? Life can get a hold on you and not let go or you can get a hold on life, strap in, and stay focused on the destination.…

Share…Become…Represent…

There is joy for those who promote peace. Proverbs 12:20 Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out. Whistle. Take a brisk thirty-minute walk every day. Smile a lot. It costs nothing and is beyond price. Who comes to mind when you consider the statements above? Do you…

Walking

Finally, a cool, crisp, chill was in the air this past weekend, and a host of teens and adults took advantage of the opportunity to go camping together at Oak Mountain State Park. We did exactly what you are supposed to do at a campout…sat by a campfire cooking hotdogs over the fire until they…

Anticipation

I am on a road trip to the mountains of Colorado with my mom, dad and aunt from Texas. Have you ever been to Colorado when the Aspen trees are at their peak, bears are active, moose are roaming the woodlands, possibly a sighting of bighorn sheep, elk, buffalo, and the pasturelands are not covered…

Growing Up

Last night was the Shelby County Band Showcase at Helena High School. It’s amazing how quickly life changes. Years ago, it was my mom and dad slaving away in the concession stand and hauling equipment all over the stadium. Now, I’m the dad. The running joke all night long was, “you’re doing such a good…

Blank Canvas

Each Tuesday, I stare at a blank column. I could choose to fill this space with meaningless words or meaningful words to begin painting a beautiful masterpiece. I am so thankful that God chose meaningful over meaningless with each one of us. We just have to do one of two things. Embrace joy, love and…