economic crisis

This article is written for college students, but I think it provides some good tips and Scriptural references to remind us that God provides what we need when we need it, even in the midst of uncertainty.


Here are the 2nd and 3rd definition for the word “retreat” found on 2: a place of privacy or safety : refuge3: a period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, study, or instruction under a director Both fit the retreat I attended on Thursday and Friday, but for me I think the best definition … [Read more…]


Why does it seem like busy = stressed? Just because I am busy, doesn’t mean I’m stressed out. Right? Why do we associate one with another? I chose this lifestyle. I like being busy. There is stress, but that’s part of life. I know I would rather be busy than bored. So, if I say … [Read more…]


This month is very busy. I know every month is busy for church workers, but this one is especially busy. I am not complaining, because I hate to complain, I just needed some place to vent my thoughts on the issue. How did life get so busy? I like to be busy, but sometimes I … [Read more…]

truth about teenage girls

I recently saw a segment on the Today show about dealing with boys. I also saw a discussion about it on an email list serve. Then, I came across this article related to the problem we are facing today with teenage girls and sex. Check it out:http://,9171,1840556-2,00.html I had heard most of this before, but … [Read more…]


Today began just like this day seven years ago. A cool, crisp fall day with blue skies and not a cloud to be seen for miles. But this time around, it didn’t seem as painful to make it through the day. I acknowledged the moment of silence, like I have every year since that day…but … [Read more…]


It’s September. School starts. Fall events starts at church. But has summer ended? For me, the seasons begin to run together, as I no longer have classes to go to and homework to complete. Still, it’s a new season in ministry, where busyness becomes routine and it’s easy to get caught up in life. How … [Read more…]


My head is spinning. This week has felt like a non-stop, roundtrip flight from here to the far corners of the world. How do I make it stop?…Or really, I just need it to slow down. I know I am in control of my day to day routine, but I think I need to give … [Read more…]


I am absolutely, positively in awe of God! Ever just have a moment where you realize the awesome grace and love of God for you? I felt this week like I was falling away…wanting to be in Scripture but choosing not to, trying to pray and falling asleep instead, etc…and God, rich in mercy brought … [Read more…]


The 4x100m free relay last night was amazing! It was worth staying up past my bedtime to see the awesome feat the Americans had against the French! I just love when people smack talk and then eat their words. More importantly, I love the competitive spirit of the sport of swimming in the olympics…it’s my … [Read more…]