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As I write this, it is day four or five of Lent. I choose to do Lent over beginning of the year fasts because it’s more meaningful to me. This year I have give up coffee. Not all caffeine. Just coffee.

I am not addicted to coffee, but coffee seems to get all the credit or blame (I haven’t had my coffee yet). I want to eliminate coffee as an icon for these 40 days. I want to re-align my trust with God, putting my trust in things eternal not external.

Where is your trust these days? In your abilities? In your church? Take a moment and remember not what you trust, but Who you trust.

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7

If you are looking for a new devotional, I listen to a podcast called Pray as you Go and is a simple devotional that helps gather in your thoughts and be present with God.

Whether you practice Lent or not, my hope is that this season of life and resurrection will be meaningful and powerful to you.

Thanks for working with teenagers.

Paul

Quotes

“All I’ve been doing my whole life is walking with Jesus. And he takes me on adventures, since I was 12 years old.” – Katthy Lee Gifford

“Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about him or her ” – Urie Brofenbrenner

Articles

Culture

Rhett & Link, YouTubers Popular With Youth, Deconstruct Their Faith

Youth Ministry

The Do’s and Don’ts of Gen Z Ministry

Does Youth Ministry Need a Redesign for Generation Z?

The Worst Thing You Can Say To Your Students

Videos

Insight.

Put this in your worship rotation, right now, stop reading, and go do it 🙂

This makes me sad.

This must be done! But how?

Super fun, no prep game

My interview with Heather Quiroz on first century discipleship

Regardless of your stance on homosexuality, this young lady is dealing with the rejection of her father, specifically based on his involvement with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. As the father of a daughter, I hear her. She calls it like it is, JW is a cult.

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