(Repeat) Guest Blogger: Nick

This fall at my church, Charisma Church, we are starting an outreach children’s ministry.  To the untrained eye, this could seem like a normal thing that any church would consider doing.  So let me give you a little insight into the demographics of Charisma.  Our Sunday service is held on campus at NC State University.  We mainly have college students and young adults in attendance.  But here is the kicker: we currently have no children, and no children’s ministry.  So now you may be wondering why would we want to start an outreach children’s ministry.  The answer to that is simple. Continue reading

Faith’s Amazing Summer

This summer (and the start of fall) has been a little weird for me. I worked a couple of weeks at a Design Camp (for graphic design) for the first time which was SO MUCH FUN, I wasn’t able to go on a missions trip for the first time in eight years, and now, I am taking my first English-based class (actually three of them, to be exact) in two years. Continue reading

Laugh!

Many of you probably know that I like corny jokes. I like clever puns and plays on words. I (only half jokingly) tell people that all I learned during my first year of college was a bunch of jokes.

It’s good to laugh. Continue reading

You be the hands, I’ll be the feet

Ever since I was 11 years old, I have spent two weeks of my summer traveling to foreign countries and sharing the love of God with the people there. Each summer has been a vastly different experience as far as group dynamics go, but one thing has always stuck with me. I’m terrible at street evangelism. Especially in a language that I don’t speak. For many years, this was a frustration for me. I felt like I wasn’t contributing to the team, and that it was absolutely pointless for me to be going on these trips. Continue reading

Exploding Cars

So you know how in movies whenever a car starts smoking, it means that it is literally moments away from blowing up?

Well sometimes I forget that movies aren’t real life; in fact, the tv show ‘Mythbusters’ has shown that it is REALLY hard to blow up a car. But sometimes I forget all about science and logic and whatnot. One night not too long ago, I thought my car was about to blow up. But let me start from the beginning… Continue reading

Slow and Steady Wins the Water Race!

Good, better, best! Never let it rest! Until your good is your better, and your better is your best!

That’s what my elementary school teacher would tell me when I was just about to give up on something. It’s catchy, and I never forgot it! Never giving up is key to being the best you, and in our episode on consistency, we get to see the good, the bad… and the super-soaked side of hard work.

Caution: You may want to bring shampoo and soap if you’re doing this challenge! Continue reading

On Being an Adult

As graduations are starting to happen, some of you may be facing the “adult world” for the first time. A lot of people will say things like “High school was the best time of my life,” and I think that’s really sad because what about the next 50-70 years? Hopefully your life keeps getting better and better, so at any point, you can say, “Now is the best time of my life.” Continue reading

Decisions, Decisions

I don’t know about you, but when I don’t give God my first and make Him most important in my life, things get broken, cracked, lost, and destroyed! Just like in our episode, Leftovers! We had people perform a crazy juggling act to keep a few objects in their place. (We have a thing for eggs, so of course we had to throw one into this challenge!) Continue reading

Hope

A couple weeks ago, we spent a few days on tour with Silverline, and we had a lot of fun! We were shooting an episode for season 5, so make sure you don’t miss when that comes out in a few months. Also, if you don’t know Silverline’s music, check them out at silverlinemusic.com. They’re good guys with a heart for telling young people about Jesus. I think the thing that stood out to me the most through talking to them was the message of hope that we need to share with the world. Continue reading