Author: Kev

Use these discussion questions to get your youth to start talking. Make sure you allow for everyone’s input. You may get a wide range of standards in the answers that are given, but do not rebuke the youths’ responses. Facilitate the discussion so that other youth can defend the “right” answers. If you try to ask the question and then tell them their answer is wrong, then they won’t answer any more questions. Help create an atmosphere where they can…

Use these discussion questions to get your youth to start talking. Make sure you allow for everyone’s input. You may get a wide range of standards in the answers that are given, but do not rebuke the youths’ responses. Facilitate the discussion so that other youth can defend the “right” answers. If you try to ask the question and then tell them their answer is wrong, then they won’t answer any more questions. Help create an atmosphere where they can…

Use these discussion questions to get your youth to start talking. Make sure you allow for everyone’s input. You may get a wide range of standards in the answers that are given, but do not rebuke the youths’ responses. Facilitate the discussion so that other youth can defend the “right” answers. If you try to ask the question and then tell them their answer is wrong, then they won’t answer any more questions. Help create an atmosphere where they can…

Most people who want to follow God have a difficult time letting go of experiences of the past. These experiences come up periodically to haunt them and no matter how hard they try, they cannot suppress them. So these experiences drag them down and take up space in their minds where God needs to be. Then there are those who want to follow God, but their love for things of this world keep taking up their time so they never end…

I love a good pizza. When the pizza is very good, I don’t leave the crust edges on the plate. To me, it is such a waste to not eat the crust of a very good pizza. However, I have had pizza that the crust edge was not worthy of being eaten. If that ever happens to me, I probably will not eat that pizza again. Picking apart food and only consuming bits of it is not a good way to eat. It either…

Perceptions from afar are usually off-base. Typically, they are formed with a picture painted by others who also perceive from a distance. Nothing beats the experience of learning first-hand, with your guard down, of knowing what things are really like. I remember people asking me if it was going to be safe living in Mexico, even by a few Mexican friends who have lived a good part of their lives in the US. They spoke about fears of being kidnapped…

I remember my first steps in Christ. I stumbled quite often and repeatedly put my foot in my mouth. I had come from a very angry mindset filled with fury, cursing, and a dislike for life itself. Prior to walking in Christ, I would go to church because my girlfriend (now my wife, Joy) was going to church. I had no interest in God, but I had an interest in Joy and wanted to know more about what she believed…

I have some mixed emotions after realizing last night there was all this news discussion based on a newspaper in NY that quoted Republicans about their thoughts and prayers. I won’t even quote the headline because of its intent. I’m not going to focus on the content of the story because we are not going to have a political debate here. This has sparked a debate in my head for which you have the pleasure, or regret, of reading. ha…