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Why is Joseph an Important Part of the Story? – ProjectYM – Youth Ministry Christian Article

It’s so easy to get swept up in the Advent season to get excited about Mary and Elizabeth and John the Baptist and on and on and on. There are so many giants of our faith in Advent that it’s easy to glance over Joseph. He is huge figure in the life of Jesus and an example to us as parents, teens and all Catholics. Here are two takeaways from his role as Jesus’ papa. Quit Talking and Listen There…

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Joy in Youth Ministry: Being Buoyed by Hope – Youth Ministry Christian Article

While not-so-innocently meandering around the Hobby Lobby this month, I found myself drawn, as usual, to the décor aisles. Scattered about the adorable canvas signs (silently beckoning, “Buy me!”) I noticed a few signs with the phrase “Choose Joy” artfully painted on canvas. Before I knew it, the sign appeared in my shopping cart. (I still don’t know how that possibly could have happened!) That little canvas hangs up on my wall where I see it daily. Some days, it’s…

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The Breakdown of Perfection – What Does it Mean to be Perfect? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

In the Gospel of Matthew, right after the beatitudes and in the midst of the Sermon on the Mount, Christ speaks to his disciples about loving your enemies and then gives them the highest expectation: “Be perfect just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Mt. 5:48) Pluck your eye out if it causes you to sin! If you divorce, you’re committing adultery! Don’t make promises you can’t keep! Don’t be vengeful; turn the other cheek! Love your enemies! Be perfect…

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The Breakdown of Perfection – What Does it Mean to be Perfect? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

In the Gospel of Matthew, right after the beatitudes and in the midst of the Sermon on the Mount, Christ speaks to his disciples about loving your enemies and then gives them the highest expectation: “Be perfect just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Mt. 5:48) Pluck your eye out if it causes you to sin! If you divorce, you’re committing adultery! Don’t make promises you can’t keep! Don’t be vengeful; turn the other cheek! Love your enemies! Be perfect…

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We Are the Clay | Klamath Counseling Services – Christian Article

“Change my heart O God; Make it ever true.  Change my heart O God, may I be like you.  You are the Potter I am the clay.  Mold me and make me; this is what I pray” This is an old song that we used to sing in church and like many of those old songs they were pulled directly from Scripture.  This one is taken from Jeremiah 18 verses 3-5 which says: “I went down to the potter’s house…

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Joy in Youth Ministry: Being Buoyed by Hope – Youth Ministry Christian Article

While not-so-innocently meandering around the Hobby Lobby this month, I found myself drawn, as usual, to the décor aisles. Scattered about the adorable canvas signs (silently beckoning, “Buy me!”) I noticed a few signs with the phrase “Choose Joy” artfully painted on canvas. Before I knew it, the sign appeared in my shopping cart. (I still don’t know how that possibly could have happened!) That little canvas hangs up on my wall where I see it daily. Some days, it’s…

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Why is Joseph an Important Part of the Story? – ProjectYM – Youth Ministry Christian Article

It’s so easy to get swept up in the Advent season to get excited about Mary and Elizabeth and John the Baptist and on and on and on. There are so many giants of our faith in Advent that it’s easy to glance over Joseph. He is huge figure in the life of Jesus and an example to us as parents, teens and all Catholics. Here are two takeaways from his role as Jesus’ papa. Quit Talking and Listen There…

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Why am I a Youth Minister, Again? I Think I Forgot. – Youth Ministry Christian Article

I was pretty sure, that day, that I wanted to quit more than I ever had wanted to before. The youth had done just about everything in their power to irritate me, ignore the topic for the week, and be distracted through our prayer time. Our goal that day had been to make cookies for the upcoming cookie walk. I thought it would be really cute for them to create gingerbread men of the Saints we had been talking about.…

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Giving Goes the Distance with Wolf Construction – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Pictured: Jerry Olender, Chris Polly and Scott Quick of Wolf Construction present the company’s employee grant contribution to Youthfront’s Lea Ann Roach and Lisen Tammeus Mann.   Thanks to a Kansas City-based employee of Wolf Construction, Youthfront was the first Kansas City-area organization to be awarded a grant from the Iowa-based company. Each year, Wolf’s employees contribute to a fund that the company matches, and employees have the opportunity to suggest and vote on what charity will receive the funds.…

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Sermon #101: Yes, You Can! – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); I remember when I was still a teenager. I kept grudges; real grudges, I mean. I did not know how to forgive; neither did I have the willingness to do so. If somebody did me wrong they were supposed to pay for it! I was a stranger to God back then – I had never experienced the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in my life. Any talk about God actually had a jarring…

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