Go Huskers! Er…Badgers?

December 16, 2014

If you’ve read Grace Accepted for a while you may be aware of the fact that I am fairly proud of my Nebraska heritage. It is often common knowledge that residents of Nebraska are all but required to pledge their allegiance to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. We cheer on our athletic teams, particularly in football, through […]

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Living in the Now

December 13, 2014

I arrived in Nebraska late in the evening on December 12 for Christmas break from team. Our team had a wonderful, yet challenging, week at midwinter training. You see, in team life, midwinter is a chance to have fun gathering with the entire Youth Encounter community, but it is also a chance to review your […]

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Throwback Thursdays?

December 4, 2014

You may or may not be familiar with the online concept of a Throwback Thursday, but since it is Thursday and today marks our return to the Youth Encounter office for Midwinter Training, I figured I would throwback to our initial training and tell you one of my favorite stories from the process of getting […]

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Looking Like Christmas!

November 29, 2014

Artificial or real tree? Christmas music before or after Thanksgiving? Presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Church before or after Christmas Dinner? Pumpkin or pecan pie? How many members of your family celebrate together? These are just a few of the questions our team has discussed as we approach the Christmas season! We all celebrate […]

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Sometimes Thankfulness is Hard

November 26, 2014

In life, I find that it’s easy to become complacent when looking for things to be thankful for, reasons to praise God, and day-to-day joys that should be acknowledged and lifted up. I often find myself dwelling in the problems or the fears that come up. Sometimes it is overwhelming to try and find things to […]

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Fallen Leaves…

November 16, 2014

Our team was booked at Camp Lakeview in Seymour, Indiana recently as a stopping point on our way to a program in Batesville. We arrived and fall was in full swing. It was chilly outside and the camp was covered in a blanket of leaves. Our booking was for three nights and involved a day […]

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Five Fun Facts about Captive Free East Lakes

November 12, 2014

Because you can’t be with my team to get to know us first hand, I figured I would share with you some of the fun facts I’ve learned about my team so far this year! Enjoy getting to know the awesome people I travel with on Captive Free East Lakes! 5) Our average age is […]

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Playing While We Work!

October 20, 2014

On the road, we have been blessed with amazing experiences on team! Host families and churches are incredibly kind and enjoy sharing with us a number of activities, foods, and stories. We are invited to be a part of so many events and every day seems to hold something new and exciting! Not too long […]

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All of the Ministries!

October 18, 2014

Youth Encounter isn’t just about music! In fact, it’s a small part of what we do and what makes our team function. Music is often a foot in the door, but we do so much more. Youth Encounter uses music as a gateway for relational ministry! We have dinner with communities and talk to them […]

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When We Worship God…

October 14, 2014

One of the most awesome experiences on the road is leading worship. Each weekend, we join with a new community of faith and lead worship with them. We are so blessed to experience a variety of people who all love God and want to lift their praise to him. The worship service prepared by Youth […]

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