The Survey is Here!

20 Mar

How much can you improve?



The Power of Overlooking an Offense

3 Oct

The Power of Overlooking an Offense

Great article from the Gospel Coalition. Check it out!

Puritan Prayers – Grace Active

12 Sep

O God, may your Spirit speak in me that I may speak to you. Lord Jesus, great high priest, You have opened a new and living way by which a fallen creature can approach you with acceptance.

Help me to contemplate the dignity of Your Person, the perfectness of Your sacrifice, the effectiveness of Your intercession.

O what blessedness accompanies devotion, when under all the trials that weary me, the cares that corrode me, the fears that disturb me, the infirmities that oppress me, I can come to You in my need and feel peace beyond understanding!

The grace that restores is necessary to preserve, lead, guard, supply, help me.  And here Your saints encourage my hope; they were once poor and are now rich, bound and are now free, tried and now are victorious.

Every new duty calls for more grace than I now possess, but not more than is found in You, the divine treasury in whom all fullness dwells.  To You I repair for grace upon grace, until every void made by sin be replenished and I am filled with all Your fullness.

May my desires be enlarged and my hopes emboldened, that I may honor You by my entire dependency and the greatness of my expectation.

Be with me, and prepare me for all the smiles of prosperity, the frowns of adversity, the losses of substance, the death of friends, the days of darkness, the changes of life, and the last great change of all. May I find your grace sufficient for all my needs.


The Sure Source of Christian Contentment

9 Aug

The Sure Source of Christian Contentment

Here’s a great article I found at the Gospel Coalition! Check it out and read it when you have a minute!



Day 4

10 Jul

I apologize for not posting a major update yesterday, and to be honest I was just tired.

It’s been a full two days. Lots of work got done on the first day on the job, and I can say without any doubt in my mind that the weather this year has been better than the weather last year. The only real issue was some rain today that caused a delay in getting started at some job sites, but all in all it’s been cool and comfortable the whole time.

I’ve been fired and rehired no less than four times by the youth today for refusing to mount an expedition to Zaxby’s. We did however take the traditional trip to Walmart tonight to pick up forgotten necessities. Forgotten necessities actually turned out to be exhausted nonessentials.

Most everybody bought snacks.

Tonight at worship was the Concert of Prayer. Concert of Prayer is a night devoted entirely to prayer and worship, starting specifically with your group and expanding out in steps to pray for the spread of the Gospel throughout the entire world.

Four missionaries also were targeted through the evening, and their specific prayer requests were handed out on cards. There were prayer stations set up for each missionary and their area of ministry so that everyone could write down encouragement and let the missionaries know what they were praying for.

I’m attaching a picture that I managed to grab during worship. Please continue to pray for safety, endurance, and above all for the Gospel to be spread through our work!

Keep the encourograms coming!

In Christ,



Better Encourogram link!

9 Jul

Day 2

8 Jul

This is going to be a relatively short update…we hit the job sites tomorrow and will be out all day.

Today the agenda was for all groups to meet their host churches. Each group’s host church is responsible for providing meals throughout the week at the job site. We we t to Sunday School and church with them and then had lunch before seeing our job sites.

We’re looking forward to the weather…the forecast says that it’s supposed to be 86 tomorrow and go down over the course of the week. I’ll take pictures of the job sites I visit and ask the youth to take pictures of each of theirs.

Don’t forget to send encourograms! Sass was feeling a bit under the weather earlier tonight but he’s feeling better now…still, continue to pray for him.

Lastly, here are some pictures from over the course of today. Kayla has made it her personal quest to take pictures of everyone on the trip while they’re sleeping, so at some point I’ll post those too.