One More First Day of School

September 3, 1963 was my very first day of school. I still have memories of that experience, even though it was a long time ago. St. David Elementary School in the small, rural community of St. David, Arizona, did not offer a kindergarten program so my first day of school was in Mrs. Choate's first... Continue Reading →

One Moment that Impacts a Lifetime

Back in 1992, I took a group of about 15 students and a couple of other adult chaperones to a short-term, week-long mission project with a newly organized ministry called "World Changers." We registered for a project the week after July 4th in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The project involved the use of volunteers, mostly students from... Continue Reading →

The Power That Changes Everything

This is what was spoken through the Prophet Joel: In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Acts 2:16-18, NRSV

Jesus Changes Everything

"You have heard that it was said...." is one of the more common ways Jesus introduced principles of his gospel. Found at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, in Matthew Chapters 5 through 7, Jesus introduces principles of faith that were radically--and I use that word intentionally--different than traditional or common expectations of... Continue Reading →

Spring Chapel Theme: Mark 12:29-34

Our scripture theme for 2021-22 is Philippians 2:3-5, with an emphasis on verse 4, "Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others." After several messages in chapel interpreting this passage and providing examples for our students to follow regarding how they can look after the interests of... Continue Reading →

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