Is the Momo Challenge back? Here’s what you need to know…

*Disclaimer from the author: while I am now working in IT again, this article contains my sole opinion. I was not asked to write this article. I wanted to raise awareness through a Public Service Announcement out of my own desire. The views/ideas/opinions expressed in this article are my own and may not reflect the views of my employer – CRSD, my ministry overhead – LightShine Ministries, my credential holders -Hope of the Nations, nor my current home church in Alaska – Tazlina Fellowship.

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I Am Thankful

Thanksgiving is this week!  I want to take a moment and express my gratitude to those who have given so much to me.  I believe in honoring those where honor is due.  If I truly thanked everyone, this list would be too long for anyone to enjoy reading.  With that said, here are a few lovely people in my life I would like to thank!

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I Still Love Church

From a fellow millennial and Bible College student, his thoughts are worth considering to those questioning the church of today. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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I am a 29 year old who hasn’t left church. 

In fact, I love it.

For 20 years my parents were pastor’s at a smaller, rural church. My parents gained friends, lost friends, and built church for 20 years. At times, it was the greatest — I still have the best friends in the world because of my time as a pastor’s kid. At other times it was brutal — there was some confusion, some anger, some resentment, and some bitterness. If you interviewed my parents about their time pastoring you would probably leave scratching your head wondering why anyone would do that job — but they did it faithfully.  

Despite the fact that I am a young adult, pastor’s kid, with a church experience peppered with seasons of bitterness, there has never been a moment where I thought to myself, “You know what? My faith and life would…

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I am NOT Called to Youth Ministry!

This is a very good outlook to have going into ministry. I have often wrestled with the concept of “what is my calling?” even recently.


surprised-look“I really feel called to youth ministry,” the young man across the table said to me. As a youth pastor who pours his life into students, for years these have been words I love to hear. Especially when they come from students that I have personally invested in. Such was the case of the the young man I was looking at that day.

I was so excited. I was proud of him. He was a man after my own heart. And yet, unbeknownst to him, for quite some time I had been wrestling with the exact words he said.

I feel called to youth ministry. 

I understand what this young man was trying to communicate. I grew up hearing people say they felt called to ministry. It’s the old way of saying you feel God wants you to serve Him in ministry, often in a vocational sense. I’ve used the phrase myself many times, and…

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*Updated 04/15/2021

Hello Everyone!  For those that haven’t heard, I have returned to Pennsylvania.  It has been over a year since I moved back from Alaska.  What a blur it has been with Covid-19.  My personal views and opinions expressed via my various social media outlets, including this website/blog do not necessarily reflect the views of my editors, any present or past employers/ministry affiliations.

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