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Jonah and Me

Posted by Olivia Dummer in Inspirational, Olivia Dummer. No Comments

9th February

Every time I read the short little book of Jonah, I find myself caught up in the painful reality that I identify with him and his story. While I’ve yet to be swallowed by a whale or lose my mind over a wilting plant, I’ve often found myself struggling to understand the path God has set me on, and unfortunately, I’ve found myself running the opposite direction more times than I care to admit. Why would I run? Why would anyone run from the voice or the direction of a God who spans the ends of the earth? Someone who sees all and knows the end from the beginning? How do we logic through walking away from the call, the direction, the Word?

These are the questions I’ve been asking myself, seeking to understand the logic behind our desire for self—our … Read More »



Calling to Mind

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13th November

It’s officially that time of year when people start to celebrate everything from pumpkin spice to turkey laden tables dressed with flannel and fine china. And every year around this time I start to consider the events leading to this point in the season. It’s amazing how packed a year can be with so much life change, surprise, heartbreak, and excitement all rolled up into 365 days. When you consider your recent year, I hope you have bright memories and joy that come to mind, but there are some seasons that can be more challenging to get through. When those come and hang out for longer than we would prefer, we often need something to get us through to the next season of life.

Jeremiah understood what heartbreak was. He saw his country, his people, everything he knew fall to … Read More »



Anointed to Do What?

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4th September

I’ve been reading through the book of Isaiah as of late and have been caught by the power of the passages in a way I have never been before. One of the chapters that reached out and grabbed my attention was Isaiah 61, a chapter my Bible summarizes as “The Year of the Lord’s Favor.”

Before I go to the actual verses, I must admit that my perspective of the church and what we as Christians were responsible for began shifting by the time I was finished reading through verses 1-7. For the sake of keeping you invested, I won’t post the entire passage, just a couple of key verses, but I encourage you to look this chapter up and read it for yourself.

Isaiah 61:1, 3
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to … Read More »



Interview with a Student Pastor: Aaron Holloway

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3rd September

Our next interview is with Aaron Holloway from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is the student pastor of Kinetic Student Ministries at the Pentecostals of Lafayette.

InsideOut: What do you get when you go to Starbucks? Aaron Holloway: Those frozen coffee things!
IO: If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
AH: Teleportation! I feel like there are so many places I need to be, and I could save so much time if I could just teleport! Sigh.

IO: What’s your youth group’s favorite restaurant?
AH: Little Caesars Pizza in our building:)

IO: Xbox 360 or PS3?
AH: PS3

IO: Mac or PC?
AH: Mac

IO: What has been your most useful resource for student ministry?
AH: My pastor

IO: What’s your favorite scripture?
AH: Daniel 1:8. I love the Book of Daniel!

IO: What’s your favorite moment as a student pastor so far?
AH: It’s impossible to narrow it down to … Read More »



NAYC13 Friday Night

Posted by admin in 2013. 3 comments

9th August

This is it. This is the final night of an impactful and life-changing conference. We’ve stayed up late, we’ve #quizzered, we’ve hit up all the booths, and stocked up on our NAYC gear to wear for the next two years. The final service is here. On Wednesday, Bro. Shay Mann spoke more #NAYC13Truths than all the #NAYC13Rumors combined. We left knowing that we are the only ones who can answer for ourselves. On Thursday morning, our cell phones became silenced in comparison to the sound of God’s call. His call began to overpower the congregation when Bro. David McGovern imparted to us: “Above All…the Call.” And that call of God extended to an altar call of young people on Thursday night following the message of Bro. Tim Gaddy. But the 18,000+ didn’t just come running to one altar, they came … Read More »






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