Category Archives: Devotions


Spiritual Warfare

  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. (Ephesians 6:12 NET) Reality Spiritual warfare is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Criticism Bites

Criticism Bites Brian Berry delves into a task that is often difficult for new professionals, especially youth workers to grasp. Brian nails the concept of criticism as he wrestles with the reasons why criticism hurts, then helps us understand how … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Simple Truth Bible

The Simple Truth Bible is a project of over 30 youth workers who set out on a goal of creating a daily devotional for students. Admittedly, I am a skeptic of devotions as I’ve had a rough history with them … Continue reading

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Goals for 2013: January Progress

I made a series of Goals for 2013 Goals were broken up into writing, personal and professional.  Below I’ll list my goals and share where they are at so far this year. Goals for upcoming year: Writing: [ ]        Get … Continue reading

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Reading Reflection: Spurgeon

  I’ve been reading Morning and Evening on my Accordance Bible Software and this one came across this morning.  I wanted to share with you.   August 28 (Morning)   “Oil for the light.” —Exodus 25:6   My soul, how … Continue reading

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Seek God and You Shall Live

    Amos 5:4 ¶ For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel,                                   “Seek Me that you may live.”   At … Continue reading

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Winning the Worship Wars.

  My current church is going through some changes and the leaders are wrestling with the worship wars. You may know this as the hymn v praise chorus or drums v organ debate. Pastor introduced his thoughts on this especially … Continue reading

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#SYMC General Session 5

Great show planned tonight. Simplyyouthministry.tvsimply youth min. tv Josh Griffin Airtime I wish I knew: Stories of hurt. Pain. What I wish I knew how foolish things turned bad. But sounded good at the time. I didn’t know God would … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday: One Year of Engaging The Shadows

While I had a rather unofficial blog for a while now, at last year’s Simply Youth Ministry Conference I decided to start blogging in earnest and continue on this track as long as I can.  I’ve included my top posts … Continue reading

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Live Blog #SYMC session one

Half an hour til opening session of SYMC. Will be updating here periodically About to get our worship on w Shane and Shane. 3 minutes to go “there is liberty” “Jesus I trust in You” Skit guys are coming. Brian … Continue reading

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