Mending Fences (2)

Douglas YoungUncategorized

Me and Jim Woodroof I was in my first month of full-time ministry, preaching for “the” church in my community. And while there were at least 13 congregations of the Churches of Christ within a five mile radius of Texas A&M University, we were the church that was right. We existed because everyone else was wrong. I heard about an … Read More

Douglas YoungMending Fences (2)

Mending Fences (1)

Douglas YoungMinistry

INTRODUCTION First, I’d like to take a moment and thank you all for your presence today. I’m honored you are with me, and hope that you are able to take something from my story away with you, and maybe just maybe, find an avenue through which you might incorporate it into your personal ministries. The title for this session is … Read More

Douglas YoungMending Fences (1)

What Excuses Say About Us…

Douglas YoungUncategorized

I’m a hypocrite. I confess it. I tell my kids that I don’t want their excuses for not doing the things I’ve asked of them but I quietly craft excuses of my own for why I don’t adhere to my own standards. And I’m tired of it. Here’s my mia culpa… I say I’m going to eat right but when … Read More

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A Wednesday Prayer…

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Father… Today is Wednesday and this puts us right into the middle of the week. Wednesdays are hard because we can peek over Hump Day Hill to the weekend, but we know it is going to take a bit to get there. On Wednesdays we are swamped with the week’s work and we feel the crunch that comes with deadlines. … Read More

Douglas YoungA Wednesday Prayer…

Journal

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There are things I want to do and things I need to do. I really want to write more, but I really need to develop my writing skills. One of the lessons I’ve learned from Jeff Goins is that the best way to hone your craft is to work your craft. Reading books about writing helps but one’s writing only … Read More

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