My first draft of this was over ten pages. I hope you feel the grace that went into cutting it in half. Over the last week I have seen so many brave people come forward with stories of the ways in which YoungLife has hurt them. I feel it is important to say none of … Continue reading Do Better YoungLife.
An invitation to my Christian siblings from many and far traditions. But especially the ones that raised me. Namely Young Life and Bible Churches: The other day I saw Young Life and communities I once belonged to participate in a solidarity "blackout" with the black community of this nation. In one Young Life post it … Continue reading An Invitation to Young Life & The Bible Churches that raised me:
Ten years ago. That’d be one decade ago. You all were bout 5,6, or 7 to really paint the picture. School was letting out at Chiles High School. Most of my friends didn’t take the bus so we would all wait by the car pickup. We’d talk about sports, tv, movies, girls, music. Our flip … Continue reading “I am with you always.” (A final Young Life talk)
Before I was a leader here at Lincoln Young Life I was a leader at Swift Creek Middle School. I was once hanging out with the other leaders on that team and we were all going around a circle telling each other what we thought each individual's spiritual gifts were. When the rotation came to … Continue reading The Impossible God (Young Life Talk)
10. YEARS. 10. ENTIRE YEARS my brain has committed to the 121 episodes of what is WITHOUT ARGUE the greatest TV show of all time. And I mean it. I love this TV show more than pretty much any movie or book. I've even gone so far as to say it is my favorite story … Continue reading ‘Lost’ talk
Life is an absolute roller coaster. I think of this year. 2013 is a year that I am more than willing to say good riddance to.And yet....I had some wonderful, wonderful, times in fact some of my life's most lasting memories may come from this year. I had my last Wyldlife club at Swift Creek … Continue reading Me Too. (A Christmas Talk)
Hey friends, my name is Devon and if you guys knew me really well you would know I'm defined by a few things. One of them perhaps most known is I LOVE movies. I own far too many. Hundreds and hundreds of dvds. It's probably a problem. I love to read. Recently all productivity in … Continue reading The Front Row.
I have wanted and wanted to write this but I have put patience to it. Waiting for that right moment. The silliness being I don't even know where to begin with this. Maybe beginnings? Yes, let's start there. 2005. I had just turned 14 and I was attending a private Christian School. It was a … Continue reading Why I Love: Young Life
To my friends and family at Swift Creek, Four years ago, I had not met any of you. I had not met any of your leaders; I had not yet stepped on to this campus. I was graduating High School and I had just gone through my last Young Life club. The night of my … Continue reading A letter to Swift Creek.
Often people, when asking what do you want to do with your life, spit out the question; "Well, what do you love to do?" I've been asked this before. And I scrambled my head for all the things that just popped out. I love.....watching movies. I love....hanging out with my friends. I love....being on a … Continue reading Where the Wyld Things Are.