Showing posts from May, 2018


Before we began this series, I had the students in our youth group submit questions about relationship matters. They asked some GREAT questions. So this week to wrap up the series we answered those questions. Last night in class four of our own high school students did some research and presented their take on these questions and topics. If you missed out on the discussion, keep scrolling and you will find Scriptures and helpful articles to do some of your own research. I hope and pray that you will find the answers you need to help you develop and maintain God-honoring relationships with your friends, your parents, your siblings, and your significant others.


Everyday carry (EDC) refers to the items we carry with us on a consistent daily basis. As we work our way through the modern world, there are certain events we want to be prepared for, including emergency situations. EDC has become increasingly popular over the last few years. I don't know why, but I find it really interesting to see what other people choose to carry with them throughout their daily lives. I don't know much about who they are, but I can tell that they lead VERY different lives from mine. I can think of very few situations in which I would ever need to carry a gun or two guns or a set of nunchucks. You can check out for more inspiration and uploads. Or you can even search "Everyday Carry" on Amazon to find some really cool deals.


The one thing about Jesus life and ministry that amazes me even more than the miracle stories is the kind of people he brought together. When I read through the Gospels, I am shocked at the kind of people Jesus hung out with, ate with, and called friends. Just think for a moment of all the people Jesus interacted with and befriended. Fishermen Tax Collectors (Matthew, Zacchaeus) Prostitutes Lepers Pharisees Zealots (guerilla assassins who attempted to overthrow Rome and kill soldiers and tax collectors) Roman Centurions Leaders of the Synagogue Poor beggars Rich benefactors The woman caught in adultery The woman who had been divorced and remarried five times and was now shacking up with another guy The Canaanite woman whose daughter was afflicted by an evil spirit A desperate father wanting healing for his son Desperate friends wanting healing for their paralyzed friend Devout Jews Rebellious Samaritans

BETTER TOGETHER | Head of Household

I want you to think for a few moments about who does what in your household. In your home... Who does the dishes? (Mom / Dad / Kids) Who does the laundry? (Mom / Dad / Kids) Who does the sweeping / vacuuming? (Mom / Dad / Kids) Who does the yard work? (Mom / Dad / Kids) Who cleans up the vomit? (Mom / Dad / Kids) Who takes care of the pets? (Mom / Dad / Kids) Who works more? (Mom / Dad) Who makes more money? (Mom / Dad) Who is the disciplinarian? (Mom / Dad) Who is the spiritual leader? (Mom / Dad) Who is more affectionate? (Mom / Dad) Who is the boss? (Mom / Dad / Kids) Isn't it interesting how we all kind of have different roles we fill in our households? In the majority of American households, the wives/mothers do the vast majority of the housework. I don't think any of us are surprised. What I find surprising, though, is this bit or research from The Atlantic: Overall in the U.S., women clean more than men do. American men did an average