It was my seventh grade year. Middle school – that time in a young man’s life when everything revolves around going unnoticed. At least, that’s the way I remembered it. You kept your head down, closed your eyes, and prayed to God that no one noticed you’re alive, because if they did, they’d likely remember you’re… Continue reading The Year Without a Secret Santa Claus
This weekend, I was privileged to be the speaker for Crossroads Church of Walton County’s Hero Weekend, a two-day discipleship extravaganza complete with muddy obstacle course and hyper teens. It was awesome. Of course, it’s natural for me to feel that way – I love working with students. They’re exhilarating. They’re exhausting. They’re full of… Continue reading The Nakedness of Feet
Last night, my family went to eat at Zaxby’s with a couple of the students from my church. We were enjoying our food when the restaurant inexplicably began to fill up with teenagers – some of whom I was familiar with. In fact, I got up and hugged one of the kids because I taught… Continue reading Is Something Wrong in Grayson?
I love working with teenagers. They’re fun, energetic, and quite hysterical to be around. Last night, my youth group spent time hanging out together and it was just a fun evening. Getting to laugh, play games, and just talk is one of the best parts of being a youth minister. It gives them the chance… Continue reading Little Too Little
A child struggles to find enough to eat in an under-developed African village. A mother stands over the graves of children lost to disease. A devout religious person is arrested, beaten and jailed by a hostile government. A teenager is insulted, assaulted and made to feel like trash as she heads into the clinic. A… Continue reading The Struggle With Why