Tag: young adults
It is no secret that young adults today have more opportunities and avenues to accomplish goals or fulfill dreams than prior generations ever had. Access to instant information, instant connections, and massive audiences are just a few. Today’s young adults are entrepreneurs, creatives, and make-it-happeners.
We are all in various places fulfilling those dreams. Some of you reading this now are on the cusp of taking that first step. Others are right in the middle of it and you are just rockin’ it. These dreams range from a dream job, a creative endeavor, an educational accomplishment, or a ministerial calling.
I recently made the decision to head back to school and finally finish my degree. It was a tough decision. There were all these factors and other commitments to consider—my relationship with God, my family’s needs, and work and ministry commitments. In … Read More »
We have much to learn from icebergs and trees. Yes, you read that correctly—icebergs and trees. Researchers have concluded that only ten percent of the volume of an iceberg is seen at the surface of the water due to the density of pure ice and the density of seawater. It can be difficult to tell the shape of the underwater portion by only looking at the area above the surface. While icebergs can be immense, their greatness lies underneath, often unknown and unrecognized from the surface. The same is true with trees. These leafy giants stretch toward the clouds, finding themselves at the center of much attention, but the strength of the tree is not in its height, the length of its branches, or the color of its leaves; the beauty of the tree is completely dependent on the strength … Read More »
I don’t have any fancy words for you today. No humorous remarks or catchy phrases. But I do want you to pay close attention to the words of this article; listen and absorb the message that rests among these lines. Listen carefully because there’s more than one calling each of us needs to hear and answer—the call of wisdom.
“Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?”(Proverbs 1:20-22 ).
In all of our growing and transitioning through life’s paths, we face so much chatter and noise from the outside, especially our own ideas and plans. As … Read More »
My hands are clammy, I’m bouncing in my seat, and my heart is racing like I’ve had seven shots of espresso. This was my reaction when someone asked that simple, yet not so simple cliché question: “So, where do you see yourself in ten years?” I don’t know how you respond to that question, but that’s the awkward moment when casual conversation would slap me in the face. Everything was fine until that question was thrown out there.
The idea of the unknown variable has terrified me at times. I’d go through all the “steps” to find God’s will for my life. Extended fasts, tons of cry-my-eyes-out prayers, and bugging my pastor endlessly just to get some answers. I just wanted a blueprint, street signs, a treasure map—anything! Why wouldn’t God just speak in an audible voice and tell me … Read More »
Dr. Leon Bass is a former high school principal and veteran of World War II. Dr. Bass participated in the liberation of Buchenwald, a Nazi concentration camp in Germany. He has presented his story to audiences all around the United States and the world. A couple of years ago I was privileged to attend his lecture and hear his amazing testimony. Dr. Bass was a member of the 183rd Combat Engineers during the Second World War. During his time of service, his battalion was ordered to go to a small village in Belgium. Just a few miles up the road from this small village were men of the United States army that were prisoners of the enemy. Just a short distance ahead, men’s lives were in danger and needed to be rescued. However, there was a problem. Separating … Read More »