Youth Minister (Page 6)

2015 Guys Challenge

Our last trip we took before Honduras was a very important one for all of our teens who were able to attend. “The Give Kids The World Mission Trip” to Florida allowed our teens to see and serve in a way that stretched them both emotionally and spiritually. The “Give Kids The World Village” in…

Stars Over Yosemite

Recently, we took a family trip to Giant Sequoia/ Kings Canyon National Park and Yosemite National Park. We saw some breathtaking scenery and made some lasting memories. We also experienced some of those wonderful “teachable moments.” One of those occurred when we attended a night time program called “Stars Over Yosemite.” A park ranger escorted…

Presence

My wife shared the sweetest story with me a few weeks ago that I want to share with you. To set the stage, Whitney has the same class this year as she had last year. It is called “looping.” They have become a tight knit family, and she loves them as much as they love…

Hard or Easy

Family meal time is one of my favorites. With busy schedules pulling you in so many different directions, nothing beats sitting down and reconnecting with the people you love every day. As we often do, we were playing a little question/answer game as we sat around the table. The question of the night was: “What…

Family Engaged

Worshipping with you on Sunday was so encouraging. I made a comment about it in the announcements, but I would like to share why. As the song slides were being flashed across the screen, I heard God’s family singing out and these angelic voices behind me from little girls barely old enough to read. We…

Impact

Over the past couple of weeks, our eleventh and twelfth graders have traveled to Auburn’s and Alabama’s campus ministries for devotionals and to reconnect with several of our former Riverchase students now attending these two universities. Both campus ministries have undergone significant changes over the past couple of years as they have hired new campus…

Impact

Often, I think about the impact that one person can have on others. This past weekend was Kathy Waddell’s 40th birthday. I have known Kathy since she was a little girl. One memory that speaks volumes about the impact she has had goes way back when she about 8 years old. There was a huge…

Busy, Busy, Busy

Most months have 31 days in them, and I love the fact that Proverbs has 31 chapters…one for each day of the month. Words of wisdom abound throughout each one. Today is September 2, 2014 so let’s take a look at Proverbs 2. 1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my…

Labor Day

[quote name=”Colossians 3:23-24″]Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as reward. [/quote] Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social…