Jesus Calling Teen {Review & Giveaway}

Since Q is a youth pastor we spend a lot of time with teens!  When I was presented with the opportunity to review Jesus Calling Teen by Sarah Young, I automatically thought about them; especially my girls!I'm so proud of the group of youth we have.  They love the Lord and yearn to be close to Him!  I love spending time with them and miss being with them as often … [Read more...]

Remembering the Gifts {DaySpring}

I've been yearning for the Lord, lately.  To write that just seems so wrong to me.  This ministry life; it leaves you feeling you have to be on and perfect all the time.  How does the pastor's wife feel out of tune with the Lord?It's all me.  None of Him.I lay in bed at night and I pray, "Lord give me a deeper desire for you, a deeper desire … [Read more...]

What’s In the Bible? Volume 1 {Review & #Giveaway}

Have you heard of What's in the Bible?? I was so excited when I was presented with the opportunity to review the first volume, as I'm always looking for biblical resources to present to Moriah. From the creator of Veggie Tales comes this great series that walks families through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. "Biblical illiteracy  is a huge problem in the … [Read more...]

Who Does God Expect You to Be?

After we got back from camp on Saturday, the youth shared their testimonies with the church about what God did for them during the week. Q told them that he expected to hear what God did in their hearts, not how much fun they had. It was a joy to see them get up (some hesitantly, some crying) and give all honor, glory, and praise to the Father. Something was weighing … [Read more...]

Questions that have no answer…

Tonight I took one of the youth on a Starbucks "date". We occasionally spend some one-on-one time with youth outside of the church setting. For me, it's usually when they initiate and most likely have something they want to discuss. I enjoy this because it lets me know that they trust me and feel comfortable enough to approach me about issues that they are dealing with. My … [Read more...]