Posts from February 2014

A Letter to HYPE

Dear HYPE, I just want to talk to you a little about why I’m here and I hope I speak for the other youth workers as well. HYPE. H.Y.P.E. Helping youth pursue excellence. Our desire is to help you, even though I often find myself being helped by you in one way or another. Then […]

Hearing God

I like to think of myself as a good  keeper of secrets (like in Seinfeld, if it’s in the vault, then it’s in the vault), but I really dislike not knowing secrets. I was the kid who searched for her Christmas presents and carefully lifted the wrapping paper to see what was inside. One year […]

Passion and Purity

I just wanna see passion and purity, active maturity, living for His glory alone. S.O. is one of my favorite artists. His song Passion and Purity is one of his best, and he  just released a video for it today (Valentine’s Day). I think this song is simple and straight to the point: In a […]

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

We presented a special music selection this past Sunday, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” We thought we’d share a video of the song as sung by the original artists, Hillsong United. Oceans Live: The song is accompanied by a two-part message from Brian Houston, pastor of Hillsong Church. It’s powerful message based on the song […]

Dance or Die

WARNING: If you dislike fun for fun’s sake I would suggest you click here or press the back arrow in the top left corner of your screen five times. Otherwise, check out this video filled with Daft Punk-esque vibes, Tron era CGI, skinny jeans, salon quality hair, and what I can only assume is a hint of […]


Swag-Appearance, style, or the way one presents him- or herself. Swag is made up of your overall confidence, style, and demeanor. Swag can also be expanded to be the reputation of your overall swagger. This term reminds me of what the Apostle Paul said to Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:12: “Let no one despise your […]