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Prayer  // Posts tagged as "Prayer"

19 Nov Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Giving Thanks in Every Season

Giving Thanks in Every Season

Giving Thanks in Every Season

Giving Thanks When Its Easy We have all read books and listened to sermons about having joy and giving thanks through devastating circumstances.  We have heard great stories of how God has changed hearts and captivated souls in the midst of tragedy.  But what about before that, when things are easy?  Can we love God […]

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Returning from Retreat

Returning from Retreat

This past weekend nine youth workers stepped away from the busyness of life and ministry to simply be present to God and each other for a few quiet days in the woods of Western Pennsylvania.  It was a youth worker retreat – not to talk about ministry or strategy, but rather, to simply disengage and […]

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Dawn to Dark

Dawn to Dark

Today, we’re excited to offer a little something different. A good friend of Project Renovation, Doug Jones recently wrote a book entitled Dawn to Dark: A Book of Christian Prayer. In the past Doug has led several Soul Thirst retreats for the Project and has recently begun teaching Student Ministry courses at the Master’s level. […]

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Prayer as Crowd Control

Prayer as Crowd Control

Have You Ever Been Guilty of This? I was at a youth meeting at a local church and leaned over to a good friend and whispered, “Prayer as crowd control.” He happened to be a veteran youth worker, and a huge grin formed over his face as he nodded repeatedly. Have you ever done this? […]

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I Can’t Wait Until After Work

I Can’t Wait Until After Work

He Wants Time With Me. A few days ago I woke up before my wife and one year old daughter. As I quietly worked through my morning routine, I hoped my daughter would wake up because I wanted to spend some time with her before leaving for the day. Luckily, she did wake up. I […]

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