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If I had to use any one word to describe my childhood growing up, the word would be, “Lonely.” I grew up in a home where my father maintained an abusively oppressive environment for my mother and us kids. I desperately sought affection, attention, and affirmation from my dad, but despite my great attempts, I…

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TT#1: The Never Haves

Thoughtful Thursday #1 Here we go, Fam… This song is called ‘The Never Haves’ by Foreknown. It will challenge your perspective on how you view what you have and don’t have through a unique lens. Listen it through and share any thoughts and reflections in the comments section. This is gonna be a fun summer…

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Thoughtful Thursdays

What’s up, family? So… I feel this little nudging to start something up here soon, and I want to invite you in on it. (Yes, you.) Here’s the deal, you might notice that there’s a whole lot of “Nuthin’ Music” that circulates the airwaves; meaning music that doesn’t seem to say or do much more…

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What went down at FAMCAMP 2015? Our second annual FAMCAMP was a pretty dope. Here’s a glimpse of what MYTHIRDPLACE Teens did during their Spring Break. The theme for this year’s camp was, ‘What do you want?’ We engaged in activities and discussions where teens took the time to consider what they really want, and…

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MYTHIRDPLACE MISSION MYTHIRDPLACE aims to cultivate an environment for teens in Azusa to grow in faith, develop character, and mature relationally through mentorship and discipleship. MYTHIRDPLACE VISION We envision an Azusa whose youth walk in the fullness of who God calls them to be, lead a generation that breaks the cycles of dysfunction within their neighborhoods, and…

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I’m Ready To Die

Last night, I attended an event where I was privileged to share a bit about my life journey and some of the amazing ways that God is using it all to impact youth here in my community. At the end of the event, and after saying my goodbyes, I mounted my motorcycle and began my…

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Love On Purpose

“Love on purpose.” Often times, we can be guilty of perceiving Love as simply an involuntary and emotional response and not as an intentional choice. This kind of “love”, as a mere feeling, is a cheaper version of the real thing, in that at its core, it’s rooted in, “What does/can the other person do…

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God Hates Divorce

A few reflections for anyone willing to listen : “God hates divorce.” There is no exception to this truth. “What God has brought together, let no man separate.” It is God’s design for marriage to be a lifelong commitment, vow, covenant that weathers through the seasons of life. Sadly, though, far too often God’s desires…

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Live A Beautiful Life

As this Thanksgiving Holiday comes to a close, I have a few thoughts for anyone willing to listen: I LIVE A BEAUTIFUL LIFE. It’s not always easy to see how beautiful this life is, but this makes it no less beautiful. I’m not referring to a life-that’s-beautiful-because-there-are-people-whose-lives-are-worse-than-mine-and-therefore-it’s-a-relatively-beautiful-one type of life. Instead, I am asserting that…

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When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was…

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