Tag Archives: Ben

leverage as a volunteer

“make the most of every opportunity.” paul’s advice is unbelievably relevant to a volunteer youth leader. for most of my “career” as a volunteer, i’ve had the luxury of a really flexible schedule. this school year, though, i’m finding what … Continue reading

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no cost at all

big italy pepperoni from pizza hut, breadsticks, and a 2-liter of mountain dew = $17.11 with spouse-of-employee discount 12 sundae cups from target = $4.34 noon to 1:30 to drive from point a to b to c = 90 minutes … Continue reading

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engaging hope in a thousand ways (we fall down, but we get up)

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz, snort, hack, yawn… I’m up, I’m up. It was a shorter mission trip week than we’ve had in many years, yet I am also physically more tired than I’ve been in a long time. We returned only moderately late … Continue reading

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life on life

First things first – I haven’t been able to get anything on here all week. I wrote my next article to submit to Youth Specialties a couple days ago, but it could be several weeks before anyone sees that. The … Continue reading

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who am i?

Who am I anyway? Am I my resume? That is a picture of a person I don’t know. What does he want from me? What should I try to be? A Chorus Line, Who Am I Anyway? Who am I? … Continue reading

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head held high

Sandy: Still, I’m no stranger to heartbreak. Frenchy: Why? You got psoriasis? (Grease) I’ve never had a clue as to the context of Frenchy’s response in the classic film, but perhaps I could be forgiven for sharing Sandy’s sentiment that … Continue reading

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carrying capacity

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (Psalm 23:5) It is a good thing blessings are not in short supply, because if they were, there wouldn’t be much left for anybody else. I can hardly contain it all. … Continue reading

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poverty of normalcy

[legacy post from innovideo creative blog] 2009 has been a tough year for many in our student ministry. Among the stories of pain and struggle are three families, all in the middle school at the time it happened, who lost … Continue reading

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