Love Always

Frederick Buechner, esteemed writer, poet, and theologian said that “If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see...

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Thank You!

This past year I have had the joy and privilege to serve as President of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Youth Ministry Network. The CBFYMN’s goal is to “Encourage, Support, and Challenge” youth ministers across the...

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Waiting is Hard

For some of our students, the end of the fall semester can be a dark time. Cramming for finals, hustling to finish term papers and projects, juggling all the performances, playoffs, and events. It seems to drag on forever. Christmas break is...

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The Antidote to Worry

“Therefore, don’t worry and say, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ Gentiles long for all these things. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them. Instead, desire first and foremost...

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Pray for Those

October is “National Bullying Prevention Month” and I encourage you to have conversations with your family about bullying and how bullying impacts people of all ages. In life, we all run into people who let us down and disappoint us. Sometimes...

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Fear(less)

A few days ago a group of our students returned from Passportmissions Camp in Boston. This year’s theme was “Fearless” and it reminded me of a quote from one of my favorite movie series. “Fear is the path to the dark...

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Three Gifts for Graduates

Spring is here! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and you’re probably sneezing constantly... But, it’s also time to start thinking about our graduating seniors and how we can support them in the coming transition...

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Journey Through the Wild

There was a popular book called “The Things They Carried” about a bunch of soldiers in Vietnam and what they carried. Bibles, letters, snacks, things that might come in handy. Things that reminded them that they were loved. Things...

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Being Complete

It’s college basketball season. During this time, I often find myself wondering how great a basketball player I would be if I were six inches taller? Or perhaps how great a doctor I would be if I could manage to see blood without fainting...

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New Year’s Journey

When I was a young child, I got in trouble from time to time. Each time, as one of my parents confronted my negative behavior, I would find myself looking at the floor. It’s hard to face moments that are not full of good things. Every day...

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