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    Daddy, how can I be like you?

    We were headed to the babysitter’s house the other day in my truck before I went to work. It’s a pretty neat time for just the two of us-my oldest daughter and I hanging out in the truck and talking it up before the day..
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    Growing in Your Faith Together

    Before our second Valentine’s Day after we started dating (see throwback photo on the left!), I (Jake) had purchased a present that I was ecstatic about. I couldn’t even contain my excitement enough to make it to February 14, so after some begging and my best impression of..
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    Dad Without a But

    Before I hear any fat jokes, let me explain. I was at a basketball game the other night. It was late and I was talking with an older friend about how being a youth minister with small children was difficult. Sophie was getting ready to..
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    DISABLED YOUTH AND YOUTH MINISTRY GATHERINGS (PT. 3 – HEARING IMPAIRMENTS)

    If a student who is deaf is using an interpreter, group members will need to take turns during discussions.  If several people are talking at the same time, which is not uncommon in youth group meetings, the interpreter will be unable to communicate all the..
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    Dealing With Our Mistakes

    A few Wednesday nights ago, things got a bit wild after youth group. We were a little short on volunteers and all of this led to a bit of chaos. I was tired and trying to get everyone out the door…when a student got hurt...
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