When Junior was in kindergarten he had his first girlfriend. His parents thought it was so cute. When Junior was in 6th grade he went to his first school dance with a girl. Mom and Dad were giddy. They spent too much money on a new suit (rented tux), took too many pictures, and proudly … Continue reading The American Teenager and Sexuality.
I spent the first part of the week at a conference designed to help me (and others) be Better Preachers. It was a great two days, I am glad for the opportunity I had to attend. Last night a young man responded asking for prayer. I talk about that response in today's video blog: http://youtu.be/Wa0sXf4HqSs … Continue reading An Example from a Young Christian
This past Friday, Amy took the MAT at the University of Alabama as she continues her education with the goal of a Masters Degree in Education. Since Andrew was helping his grandfather with a construction project, I took the day to go with Amy so we could eat out and shop together. While she was … Continue reading What an Example
Last night, Amy, Andrew, and I went over to her sister's house for a devotional. Amy's brother-in-law preaches for the Midway Church of Christ in Jasper, Alabama, not far from where we live. The visiting speaker is a young man named Jay Rogers. Jay was is an avid sports fan and played football. He also … Continue reading A Hero for Our Times
I thought I would take today to share with you one of the things the great young people at Parrish Church of Christ do every year for our Senior Members. Every year around Valentines Day our teens serve a meal to our Senior Members. Those of us who are the parents of these young people … Continue reading Celebrating Senior Saints
This summer our son, Andrew, turns 13. This seems to be a turning point year for him. He is learning to play guitar, he played Jr High Basketball, and is currently working out for football. In the past he participated in quiz bowl events in Elementary and earned a 1st Degree Level 3 BlackBelt in … Continue reading Top Ten Signs a Teenage Male is in Your House
More years ago than I care to remember, I was in my first internship as a minister, during the summer of 1986 between my Freshman and Sophomore years at Faulkner. I was working with a church in Calhoun, GA and was gaining great experience. I made some good friends that summer I was only 19 … Continue reading A Lesson Learned
Yesterday (Monday, April 27), I went with other ministers to a meeting in Winfield, Alabama. Matt Heupel who preaches in the Florence, AL area and teaches Youth Ministry and Bible at Heritage Christian University spoke to us about Youth Ministry. There were active Youth Ministers in attendance and some of us formerly worked as Youth … Continue reading They are Watching You