The Blog

November 2021

November 29, 2021

Finding Joy in Christ

Today, we hear so much about “what makes you happy.” The world pushes on us that what makes us feel good is good. We are told that we are meant to be happy and that we should do anything to obtain that happiness. So, we pursue anything to fill the void in our hearts. Hoping […]

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November 23, 2021

November Encore

Encore highlights the stories of TeenPact Alumni through the years. This month features Isaac Woodward. “TeenPact was pivotal for me,” said Isaac Woodward, Leadership Network Associate Director, at The Philos Project. “It’s hard to convey all the ways that TeenPact has impacted me because it shaped me from such a young age. My TeenPact experience […]

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November 22, 2021

The Weight of Words

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the power of words. How often do we say meaningless things? How often do we speak just to fill space? How many times do we joke at the expense of the people around us? Frankly, I think we do these things more than we realize. And we likely, just as […]

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November 19, 2021

Perfect Peace

I recently read a journal entry from a time I went through pain, uncertainty, and stress. As I reflected on this, I began recognizing the effect of low-level anxiety on our relationship with God. It seems in my life there is a correlation between times when I give into anxiety and a patch of spiritual […]

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November 15, 2021

Beyond A Doubt

Doubt; It captivates our minds and our thoughts and holds them hostage. It shreds reason and tears down cornerstones. It replaces assurance with unsteadiness. As a young believer, I felt sure in my faith, and where I stood. However, little did I know my instability. When I was 15, my entire world collapsed around me. […]

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November 08, 2021

The Value of Intentionality

Intentionality. A word I have heard thrown around countless times, so much so that it started to lose all meaning to me. After all, TeenPact is a ministry built largely on the concept of intentionality. I think I speak for almost everyone reading this when I say that I can recall multiple specific times when […]

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November 05, 2021


What is the role of a servant? It is pretty straightforward. Their job is to serve.   This seems obvious, yet it also seems to be something that we, as believers, struggle to grasp.   For a long time, when I gave up my time to serve in an outreach ministry or church fellowship, I […]

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November 01, 2021

Seeking Relationship

It started when I had the opportunity to present a devotional on a TeenPact class. As I prayed about what to share, I knew that the Lord wanted me to talk about having relationship with the Father by simply being in the presence of the Lord. Working to prepare for the devo, I spent less […]

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