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Silence and Solitude for those in High School

In an airport you can miss the important stuff, like gate changes, flight delays, and general boarding and security info.  You can pack, prep, even go, and be in the process of the most amazing adventure and yet if you are not listening you can miss it. The same with God.  You can be around church, hang at youth group, do all the stuff to fit in and miss it.  You have to make the connection. And it can be tough to do when like an airport life is full of noise.  It’s so loud.  Try talking on FaceTime with…

REPENTANCE AND PREPARATION (LENT) 2

Are you up for a challenge? Lent is a companion on the road of suffering.  I willingly walk with Christ as Christ did in his life and ultimately in his death with my suffering and sin upon him.  Durning Lent I reduce myself and join God in the narrow and lower way of Is Christ. 
#lent #ashwednesday #40daychallenge

Lent in the Muslim World

  Lent is a time for discipline, for confession, for honesty, not because God is mean or fault-finding or finger-pointing but because he wants us to know the joy of being cleaned out, ready for all the good things he now has in store. N.T. Wright   The first day of the ninth month of…

Unconformed

Jesus is the all of the following—the fulfillment, the build up, and the promises of the entire timeline of the old testament.  Jesus in the book of Matthew is a teacher, and tonight we want to learn from him how to live this UnConformed life.  In HIM all the fullness of God dwells. Normal isn’t…

REPENTANCE AND PREPARATION (LENT)

Are you up for a challenge? Lent is a companion on the road of suffering.  I willingly walk with Christ as Christ did in his life and ultimately in his death with my suffering and sin upon him.  Durning Lent I reduce myself and join God in the narrow and lower way of Is Christ. 
#lent #ashwednesday #40daychallenge

Unconformed, Simone Corbett

Unconformed, We all have dreams, aspirations, ambitions… some we tell others, some we keep just for ourselves. I was usually one to keep quiet about my most ambitious desires. While I’d always had this big picture dream, I really didn’t know how I was gonna make it happen. Hence, the inner anxiety I’d feel as…

UnConformed, Madi Gigstead

Dear Twenty Something, I myself am in your shoes, I am no older than the rest of you sitting here listening to this. So, know that these words are things that I am needing to hear myself. I won’t tell you all of these things and ignore them. I am daily putting these into practice and have seen a change in myself. But I still need to hear them over and over. I hope you can take these words to heart, because they are coming from mine. I was recently asking a friend for some advice on a big life…

Dear Twenty Something, Angela Craig

Dear Twenty-Something, Worth. My entire existence has centered on finding self-worth. In high school, I got tired of being called, the Fat – Bible Thumper. (Now, that is a name everyone wants to claim, right!) So I quit church. I hadn’t found worth there anyways. The lectures to read my bible, pray and never miss…

Fully Known

Feb 13th  CWU Fellowship of Christian Athletes home of the Wildcats One of my favorite stories involves Podo Helmer an ex-pirate grandfather to the Wingfeather children.  He once hunted sea dragons.  The book series is about as wild and desperate an adventure as they come with other worldly creatures and a vivid character depth for the reader to dive into.  I read all of the books to my children.  And there is a portion I want to share with you when the totality of Podo’s past is unavoidably revealed.  The passage reads like this: The Wing feathers traveled east to…

Dear Twenty-Something, Melisa Turner

Dear Twenty-Something, I want to convey some truths that I wish someone would have told me two decades ago. Imagine that I have grasped your shoulders hard, and there is urgency in the way I look into your eyes. If I can tell you nothing else, then this is what I want most for you to know: Be Self-Aware. Spend time with yourself; examine your emotions, your fears. Ask yourself questions. Why do I feel afraid? Why am I angry? Is this reaction based on this situation or some past experience? How does my soul refuel? (Knowing if you are…

Author Interview: Lizzy Vick

Charity: OK Lizzy some questions, one what prompted you to write haiku‘s? Lizzy: You know I don’t really remember. My roommates and I had a notebook where we would write notes of encouragement to each other. I don’t know what prompted it but one day I started writing haikus in there. A couple of weeks…

Dear Twenty-Something, Stephanie Fevergeon

Dear Twenty-Something, Since I can’t sit and have coffee with you, I’ll put a little bit of wisdom and sound counsel others have shared with me into a letter of love. Connect to God.  Every minute of every day.  Like your phone needs constant connection to a network, you need connection to your Source of…