Finding Joy

Finding Joy

As Christians we are called to be a thankful people. So why is it so hard sometimes? Don’t get me wrong! I have a lot to be thankful for. This year specifically, I give thanks for my family, especially for our second baby who was born in October. I’ve also been...

Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings

I have quoted Philippians 4:6-7 to myself and others innumerable times since my conversion to Christ in 1976. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of...

More Than a Job

More Than a Job

I have been here at SSI as staff for over four years, and I am still thankful to work here.  I have been saying this from the beginning, but it is still true.  Around the three-year mark, I was waiting for the shoe to drop.  SSI tends to be a launching pad for people,...

Thanksgiving is a Verb

Thanksgiving is a Verb

If there’s one thing I have developed a new appreciation for in the last year, it is the difference between feelings and actions. Gratitude is a feeling. Thanksgiving is an action. With what is arguably my favorite holiday of the year fast approaching, it is only...

Counting One’s Blessings

Counting One’s Blessings

When counting one’s blessings, it can be easy to throw out the usual—I’m thankful for food, I’m thankful for family, etc.—and be done with it. To be sure, I am thankful for those things, but I’m going to be honest; I also take much for granted. Often, I think I don’t...

Growing Through Gratitude

Growing Through Gratitude

  Often, we find ourselves unknowingly, or even sometimes knowingly, thinking about how bad we have it. We allow our minds to wander to “what if” and “it could have been this way,” but rarely do we take time to be thankful for how it is. We have this beautiful...

A Generation of Magnitude

A Generation of Magnitude

So much of what we do at LEAD is steeped in the notion of true identity—the idea that we are not our own, but rather that each one of us has been uniquely created for a specific purpose by God himself. At the heart of our ministry is a passion for helping young men...

Waffles and World Changers

Waffles and World Changers

Life at the SSI office revolves around a single ritual... I had just begun my first day of work, my spirits high, mind focused, and expectations set. Sitting at my desk, elated to finally be where I’d wanted to be since age 15, I thought I was prepared. My fingers had...

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