“I Am Not A Racist”: my thoughts on racism

Life has a way of shaping each one of us, does it not? Our upbringing, our peer group, our neighborhood, our teachers, our education, and the list goes on. From a child we are engrained with certain thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors. For me there were some pillars of my early childhood development for which […]

Why I’m Grateful for COVID-19

Let me clarify… my heart breaks for those who have lost family members and friends to the Corona virus. But as I wrote in my last post, I am working to push myself to find reasons and opportunities to worship Him in the midst of difficulties as well as on the mountain top. Never have […]

My Darkest Week

It’s been two months… Two months of praying, reading, and searching. Two months of struggling to put my thoughts into a cognitive string of words that adequately convey how I feel. I’m praying that now may be the time to give it shot. On Saturday, February 15th, I loaded my bags in the church bus, […]

Fifteen Years Coming to A Close

Last night was kind of a big deal to my family. I tried tweeting about it, but as this post will show, 280 characters could not begin to capture my thoughts and emotions. It is very difficult to put all of what I feel into words, but I want to try and share some of […]

What is it worth to you?

Central Student Ministry has had a great, and busy, summer! Vacation Bible School was the last week of June, the very next day we left for our Seattle HS Mission Trip until June 6th. It was followed by a “normal” week, then a small crew went to PraiseWorks at Ouachita Baptist University, and last week […]

Thoughts From A Youth Worker Training

Apparently, yesterday was my six year anniversary of the start of this blog… and today is over 4.5 months since my last blog. A few weeks ago I went to First Baptist Crystal Beach to lead their youth ministry team in a two day youth worker training with my buddy Ryan Atwood. I had an […]