Legalism or Standards?

This article was originally published July 13, 2016. After reading through it a couple of times since it got reposted to our Facebook page, I have since updated it to reflect my growth in Christ. Over the last year, I have had many, many personal situations happen that have resulted in my spiritual and mental …

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The People of the Process

The day was March 9, 2015. I had traveled seven and a half hours, and I had no idea if it was even going to be worth it by the end of the week. I reflect on the Spring Break of 2015 more than I probably should. There are so many adjectives I could use …

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I have No Idea… Can you Google that?

I have been a mom now for 16 years. Quite impressive I think, or it would be. I wish I could say that after all these years I actually had some idea what I am doing, but I don’t. I have no idea. At one time I thought I knew the answers. There was no “boo-boo” …

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When Did Jesus Stop Being Enough?: The Selfie and the Present World

I’m sorry it took so long to get this up. School has started and it has been insanely busy for us here at JNN. Thank you for being patient! You guys are awesome! That said, I hope you guys enjoy this latest installment! – Derek I’ve sat in circles with people my age and heard …

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Barabbas: The Revolutionary, The Thief, The Murderer

John 18:40 NLT “But they shouted back, “No! Not this man. We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a revolutionary.)” Barabbas was a revolutionary. He committed murder in uprisings. Yet, the leaders of the priests are here saying, “We have no king besides Caesar. Jesus speaks as if He is a king, and we can’t have that!” …

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A Man Named Joe

Many years ago on a Wednesday night that started out much like every other Wednesday night something happened that has had a impact of my life. It’s something I do not want to forget and I want to live this lesson I learned that night forever. There is nothing harder or more challenging than getting …

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Do Not Come Down

  “Helga is here to clean your room.” Yes, those were the first words uttered by JNN’s Bill Cooley as he knocked on our hotel door. I looked out of the window, and immediately I knew that last week was going to be interesting. Last week was North American Youth Congress (I’m going to refer to …

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Four Teens and #NAYC15

We did it. We managed to make it to Oklahoma City for the North American Youth Congress! Our story begins with the very first night tickets were being sold. I didn’t have enough to purchase them at that time, so I decided to wait until I had the money. They sold out in 14 hours. …

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