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Peep This Lock-In Therapy

My internal lock-in detector started going off a few weeks ago. It’s fall in youth ministry, the time everyone starts to feel like their hitting a little groove in their work. And, you know, little grooves never last too long–most of us would prefer that...

Total Radical Transparency | James Cameron & Teamwork

James Cameron—known for writing, directing, exploring—enrolled in a 2 year community college but dropped out before graduating. How did he push through to create over 6 billion worldwide of box office receipts? Terminator? Aliens? Titantic? Avatar? How did he...

How Bravery Builds Bridges

Yesterday, I spent the day at home preparing my small suitcase for a trip to Mozambique, Africa. I’m going on a journey to see how youth ministry has been activated and inspired in Kingdom of God ways through the initiatives of the 30 Hour Famine. As I look at...

Stories

You Are Wanted.

How the city of Lakeland, Florida is responding to domestic human trafficking.

Feature story by Brooklyn Lindsey & Kelly Green-The Lakelander Magazine

We Never Need Nobody

The young student scribbles the words “I don’t care” across his test paper. Later, when the teacher goes to the student to ask why, the child says, “I don’t know why I wrote it. I’m hungry and just can’t think.” He just can’t think. Because he hasn’t eaten since...

That’s Going To Leave A Mark

The inked words spell out all is grace. Permanently imprinted, it’s an external symbol of an internal transformation. This year, a few friends did something remarkable together. They lived on the brink of impossible things. For Ida Mundell, a homeschooling mother of...