Category Archives: Youth

Worship Wars

Some years ago I met with the pulpit committee of a certain church about the possibility of me becoming that church’s next pastor. I don’t normally take Tonya along for such meetings, but this committee wanted to meet her as … Continue reading

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The One Advantage of Getting Saved Later In Life

On his website, my friend Malcolm Woody recently wrote a devotional series entitled “Grace Notes.” Each devotion launched off from a Christian song (either a classic hymn or a contemporary song) to offer some insights into the subject of God’s … Continue reading

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Are You Getting Better?

Football season is still going strong in the college and professional ranks, but it’s been over for some time now for my son Royce’s 5th/6th grade team. Since he played center, I helped out a little bit coaching our linemen. … Continue reading

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Galatians 6:9

  The picture I’ve chosen to go along with today’s post depicts Robert Raikes out in the streets of England doing the work that was so near and dear to his heart. Raikes, in case you don’t know, was the … Continue reading

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The Day Mitchell Page Ended My Childhood

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth… (Ecclesiastes 11:9) Today is one of those hot, sultry, late July days. The temperatures are in the 80s, and there is … Continue reading

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Miss Thompson & Teddy

Today I feel led to share a story that I picked up years ago from well known pastor and author John Ortberg. It’s Ortberg’s story put into my own words. Miss Thompson was a 4th-grade teacher who had a student … Continue reading

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Lynched By Mistake

There’s a Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown is lying in bed talking to Snoopy, who’s lying atop the covers at Charlie’s feet. Charlie says, “Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Is life a multiple choice test or … Continue reading

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