Fun Fall Things to do with Friends

Autumn is a wonderful season marked by changing colors, bonfires, harvest, boots and flannel. The air begins to feel crisp in preparation for the cold winter months. The ground is in a constant state of crunch due to the beautifully colored leaves that have fallen effortlessly from the trees all around. Flowers begin to hide […]

Randy’s Story: I Am Wanted

Growing up, I had a pretty normal life with a family that loved me and looked out for me. My mom struggled a lot with her health and was in and out of the hospital. It was getting really bad when I was ten, where my mom could not take care of her children anymore. […]

5 Qualities of a Good Worship Leader

Is it the skinny jeans? The Taylor guitar? The brown boots? The basic t-shirt? While there are plenty of aspects to character as well as skill that could be said on this subject, here are 5 things we believe are core to being a “good” worship leader: 1. Intimacy with Jesus We know “intimacy” can […]

“Am I This Beautiful?”

During an impromptu children’s program while visiting refugees living in Calcutta’s city dump, I met Luba. No more than seven years old, Luba and her family were refugees from Bangladesh forced to live in the dump to survive. It took mere seconds for her big smile and shy demeanor to steal my heart. It took […]

True Success In Planning

In a World that expects success and scorns the idle, planning remains key. Life seems too short to let your dreams and aspirations be left to chance or faith. Right? Why not just plan it all out so that you know those things will come to pass? That leaves little doubt as to why you […]

What Are the Benefits of a Gap Year?

Diligent students might cringe at the idea of waiting to go to college, wondering, “Won’t that put me behind?” We’d like to answer that question with another question: “Behind what?” It’s your life, and it’s not a competition.

Can I Do Missions?

“I wasn’t made to be a missionary,” I told her. “I’m not good enough to do that type of stuff.” Four years ago, talking on the phone with my friend that was trying to get me to come do a DTS, I told her that I was going to go to college and work a […]