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Three Things Humans Need

Maybe you’ve noticed. My blog has been a wee-bit silent lately. Sometimes it feels easier to write a few sentences for an Instagram post than to write a few paragraphs for a blog post. Anyone feel that way? I do. I’ve posted things here and there but not at the... read more

Who Cares For You?

Summers can be lonnnnnng and exhausting. But so much fun, right? You find yourself caring for your youth group and for their parents. There are more hours when kids aren’t in school, more hours for them to be with you. You’ve been to camp, you’re... read more

How To Love Every Season

I remember this photo like it was yesterday. The beauty that was 2002 and my second year in youth ministry. I had gone to the thrift store to buy some nerd pants. (Not realizing that I had plenty in my closet already, I spent $1.85 on another pair.) Our youth group... read more

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...