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Whose Words Are You Choosing?

October 25, 2011 by


This Fall, our area Leadership team has been discussing how Jesus transforms lives.  There are a series of episodes in John Chapter 6 that reveal the power of words in general, and the the power of the Words of Christ in particular. The narrative starts when the disciples return from preaching and healing in the […]

Humility and Persistence

October 18, 2011 by


I just completed a wonderful little book titled Moses on Leadership – How to Become a Great leader in Forty Short Years by my friend Gene Mims. From knowing career military people Gene deduced two core virtues all great leaders have – humility and persistence. Note traits like charisma, decisiveness, boldness, brilliance and authority are […]

Fishin’ with John Miller

October 11, 2011 by


Contact work is a primary distinctive in Young Life. It is difficult, uncomfortable, at times awkward, lonely, and fraught with potential embarrassment. GO anyway!! If there is no contact work, no going TO kids who don’t know the Savior in their world it is NOT Young Life. It is then just a “come to us” […]

“The Kingdom of God is like . . .”

October 4, 2011 by


What gets in the way of your attempt to communicate with others? I ran across this quote from John Stott on a blog the other day: “We human beings find it very difficult to handle abstract concepts; we need to convert them either into symbols (as in mathematics) or into pictures. For the power of […]