Recent Blog Posts

What are passions? How do you follow them?

Weekly mantra that never becomes reality... "I'm going to give myself enough time and space to tell the stories that I have lived." They are stories about the crazy inside, about love and family, and laughs on the kitchen counter (usually after we've cried first)....

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You Have A Youth Ministry

I don't think I realized how much the last two years would wreck my idea of what youth ministry is and isn't. The thoughts actually started during a college ministry internship in Brazil, 2001. I conveniently protected the different ideas of youth ministry that I saw...

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Do What You Can

Someone asked me this week, "how do you do it all?" The simple answer is that I don't. I can't. There aren't enough hours in a day or enough energy in my tank to do all of the things. But somehow without much margin this month I was able to do #22 push ups for 22 days...

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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...

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