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Book Review: Shrewd

  Shrewd:Daring to Live the Startling Command of Jesus by Rick Lawrence is the second of Rick’s Jesus-Centered books where he dives deep into a little known/followed edict of Christ.  The first one was Sifted and it’s review is here. … 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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5 Ways to Grow As a Youth Worker

The following is an excerpt of Brad Widstrom and my new book 99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group. We created this book so you can grow as a youth minister no matter what your pay grade (volunteer, full … Continue reading

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Learning From Serpents: A Guest Post About Shrewd: Daring to Obey the Startling Command of Jesus

  Shrewd -By Rick Lawrence Five-or-so years ago I was locked in what felt like an all-out war over a dream that was in danger of dying, because a man who was much shrewder than me was bent on stopping … 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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True Confessions of a Youth Worker: Complete Inadequacy

I think it started during the SYMC general session at the end of Ruth Halley Barton’s talk.  We were encouraged to pray a prayer which I have in full in an earlier post.  I started to feel something about my … Continue reading

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Resource Review: Hot Button: Sexuality

Nicole O'Dell is coming out with a series of books in a series called “Hot Button.” In this book, she talks about proactive parenting interventions that parents can use and gain insight into several areas. In this book, she talks … Continue reading

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Resource review: Hot buttons: drug addiction

Nicole O'Dell is coming out with a series of books in a series called “Hot Button.” In this book, she talks about proactive parenting interventions that parents can use and gain insight into several areas. In this book, she talks … Continue reading

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