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What Big Decisions Feel Like

When I first started talking to my Pastor about shifting my role at our church from being the middle school pastor to being a youth pastor at large and stepping out to try something new with our denomination I had a lot of mixed feelings. Even after having made the decision I was triggered easily wi […]

Simple Graphic Design Is Real (And Cheaper Than You Think)

I used to think that I would never design anything on my own, outside of an app on my cell phone. No one can convince me to learn photoshop. Not at this stage in my life. Putting Ikea furniture together is bad enough. Not when there are so many other people who are so great at it, so I resigned to t […]

Stepping Out

This week when I was at camp, a press release was made about what I’m calling a shift in my life. I’m not leaving youth ministry. I’m not moving from our town or our church. But I am leaving some things. I’m leaving the safety of the traditional youth ministry boat so to spea […]

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 Friday. And he can’t tell anyone his […]

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 three, this year has been her own […]