Memoirs of a millennial children's pastor.

Once That, Now This

Once That, Now This

In the late 1980s, my mother was putting herself through nursing school while raising three young kids by herself. Every dollar that came in had a job, and there wasn't much room for reassignment. One day, my middle sister, Kylei, told my mom that her shoelaces broke and she needed…

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Brighter Than the Sun

Brighter Than the Sun

There were a few complications with my birth that caused me to have what was later diagnosed as mild cerebral palsy. To a casual observer, I would just look like a clumsy kid that moved awkwardly. I was also born with polymorphous light eruptions, an allergy to the sun, in…

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To Summarize Buffalo

To Summarize Buffalo

To the Buffalo Dream Center, specifically the Johns family: Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve the people of Buffalo last week. At times, it was physically and emotionally stressful. Even more, it was incredibly fulfilling to be welcomed to join in the harvest you have been sowing…

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Vampire

I grew up in Florida, the sunshine state, with polymorphous light eruption (PLE), an allergy to the sun. Besides being all the proof I need that God has a sense of humor, this fact is also what caused a particular nickname to follow me throughout childhood and adolescence: vampire. Although…

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Storyteller

At sixteen, I felt a call to speak. The idea terrified me, as I was still ignorant of a lot of social cues and had a habit of carrying around printed sheets of jokes and interesting facts that I could refer to during conversations. (At least I had the sense…

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