Tag Archives: YouthFront Camp

signs

i’m moving to the country. or perhaps to one the youthfront camps. my best running and praying of the year is almost always done within a couple miles of camp, and last saturday was no exception. (outside of this parenthesis, … Continue reading

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keeping it one hundred

amidst the culture shock of new faces, new roles, and new terminology, i’m also learning (or re-learning from my days long ago working in a group home) some new phrases from what i guess you could call hip hop culture. … Continue reading

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boys will be boys (published at youthspecialties.com)

from the sandbox to the construction site, being male is often associated with a natural spirit of trouble-making. you don’t have to be on john eldridge’s mailing list to recognize that there is an untamed energy that is uniquely masculine. … Continue reading

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words to build a life on

this was a weird week. i never know what to expect when i head to youthfront for a week of camp, but this year was unusual. while i have had to leave camp a couple times, including once to deal … Continue reading

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looking forward, looking back, getting dizzy

The Roman god Janus was the deity of doors, gates, and beginnings and endings. He had two heads, facing in opposite directions, and was thought to have knowledge of both the future and the past simultaneously. He was especially worshiped … Continue reading

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rivalry = madness

As the month of madness is underway, team spirit heats to fever pitch and loyalties run the gamut from blasé to passionate to downright ugly. I usually hang out toward the apathetic end of the hall when my K-State Wildcats … 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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cleft for me

If all goes well, by Christmas Eve my 6 1/2 month journey with my bridge should finally come to a close. I have lost count of how many times I found myself in a dentist chair in 2009. Strangely, though, … Continue reading

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