Personal Reflection
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One month after being fired

Here is some of what I’m feeling, learning, and experiencing this month since being fired as a youth pastor.

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I was fired last Monday afternoon

I wish that title was there for shock-value only, but unfortunately it’s not. I was fired and need prayer to discern what’s next.

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Feeling convicted about how I use my time

Growing up as a pastor’s kid, I know what it feels like to get the “left-over” time from ministry. I may be repeating that lately with my family.

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Round 2: Vote for the LISM book cover

You gave great suggestions for the LISM book cover last month. Now vote for one of these designs!

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Welcome my new son, Ezekiel Ryan, to the world!

This past Thursday at 12:02am my wife gave birth to our little boy, Ezekiel Ryan Schmoyer!

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Vote on the cover design for my new book

Vote for the cover design of my new book that comes out from Youth Specialties/Zondervan in February!

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When I’m spiritually dry and dull

It’s often difficult to thrive spiritually when serving in ministry. Here are 5 things that help me grow when I’m spiritually dry and dull.

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The struggle of being a “professional Christian”

How do you handle the expectation to be spiritually growing all the time as a role models for teenagers?

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