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Archive for the ‘prayer’ Category


February 9, 2008

the retreat i’m at this weekend includes an extended prayer time. i had the chance to set it up and it’s based on vices and virtues. there is a station for a number of vices [sins, wrongs] with a corresponding virtue on the side. the idea is that we are taking the wrongs in the […]

a prayer

January 13, 2008

Attributed to a battle weary soldier near the end of the Civil War I asked God for strength, that I might achieve; I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health, that I might do greater things; I was given infirmity, that I might do better things. I asked […]

a little late night pick me up from scc!

January 4, 2008

another late night of insomnia last night and i got to thinking about life and the many things that worry and overwhelm me. [from time to time it can be a long and scary list] having sleep apnea and not sleeping well hasn’t helped matters one little bit either. as i was looking for a […]

wake up and choose

January 3, 2008

in our youth groups, we’ve talked about who we are going to serve each day. i even made up a post card to put on our bathroom mirrors to remind us to make the choice each day: “whom shall i serve”. this cartoon [from a great web page called abso jesus] reminds of how wonderful […]

the battle is rough

October 29, 2007

sometimes it seems like the battle for hearts and minds [to use vietnam terminology] is a rough one.  one that i feel so beat up keeping in the middle of. trying to shape and pass on a biblical world view to students seems to get rougher and tougher the longer i am in youth ministry. […]

another month, another function

April 13, 2007

  tonight we are having another function here at the anchor.  400 joyful and exuberant 7th and 8th graders here at church having a good time dancing, eating, playing in the gym and more!  we get so caught up chaperoning and staying on top of everything, that sometimes we don’t make the time to talk […]