November 20th, 2020
I got my first pair of glasses in third grade. They were baby blue and I loved them. They made me feel smart, special, different. I tried contacts for a brief stint my freshman year of college, which ...
Corn Maze Faith
November 17th, 2020
A couple of weeks ago, Thrive Youth Ministry spent an evening at a corn maze. Getting lost in a corn maze is one thing. Getting lost in a corn maze, in the dark, with 45 middle school and high school ...
4 Ways to Pray for the Lost
November 13th, 2020
All of us have people in our lives who don’t know Jesus yet. God strategically places his people in relationships with those who have yet to turn their lives over to Christ. You might be tempted to t...
You Can’t Earn It
November 10th, 2020
“Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, ...
A Guy Named Rick
November 5th, 2020
I was around 11 years old when I met Rick. He was the guest speaker at Baptist Park, the camp where I spent my summers. Throughout my 12 years there – as a camper and a counselor – Rick was often the ...
Living a Christ-Centered Life
October 29th, 2020
“Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, t...
6 Ways to Stay Spiritually and Mentally Healthy During Election Season
October 27th, 2020
A couple of Sundays ago we had a guest speaker at Connection Church named Jim Comenzo. He is a marriage and family therapist who spoke about mental health hygiene and its importance in our Christian w...
Tall People Problems
October 20th, 2020
At the beginning of September, I started reading the book of 1 Samuel. It tells the story of the beginning of Israel’s monarchy. The prophet Samuel anoints Saul as Israel’s first king but after his de...
Good Advice is Good for Nothing
October 15th, 2020
Have you ever been given bad advice? Better yet, have you ever clicked on one of those advertisements for “good” advice?1 Weird Trick to Cut Belly Fat in Half7 Things God Hates… the Fifth One will Blo...
3 Ways to Party Well
October 13th, 2020
At many parties in southeastern Pennsylvania, you might find a unique item on the buffet line. It will be housed in a box with the name Corropolese on it and you’ll be tempted to call it pizza. But, t...
3 Reasons the Mission of the Church Is Not About “Me”
October 3rd, 2020
“Welcome Wednesday is not about me.”We share these words with the students in Thrive Youth Ministry each year as we prepare to welcome the 7th-grade students moving into Thrive from Connection Kids. W...
Hope: An Anchor for the Soul
October 1st, 2020
“Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie,...