Teachable Moments can be Defining Moments or not… blog
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When things don’t go right, when plans change or fail, when problems arise, or when bad things happen, we have a choice. We can choose to lean away, fall away, find the worst of the situation, blame, complain, or refrain from doing anything. Or we can see all situations as an opportunity to grow, learn, be transformed, reinvent, recharge, get … more

“Watch the Side Roads” may help youth to make wise life choices blog
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My father-in-law lives in the country where people will blow stop signs or do rolling stops. The corn grows high preventing you from seeing any traffic coming toward the intersections as we drive the 5.5 miles of the narrow, hilly road to his house. Out of love for us, with out fail, he will tell each of us driving on … more

Just Hit the Easy Button on Adolescent Spirituality
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When Christians use a Staples’ “Easy Button” for every life & doctrinal issue, it makes people (especially students) feel stupid & that they can’t be honest! The button that says “That was easy” should never be used with students. Christianity is a “walk by faith” journey. We have a 2000+ year old book that needs wise and careful interpretation. Can … more