ArchiveApril 2018

Familiarity

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My wife, Robyn, and I have been married for 17 years. We are living the quintessential “American Dream” with two kids and a dog. It was a dream that seemed very unlikely when we first met on the first day of our freshman year of college. It was NOT love at first sight. As a matter of fact, our first impressions of one another were less than favorable. It was NOT love at first sight. As a matter...

Church Camp

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When I was a kid, church camp was the highlight of my summer. The church I grew up in was rather large. As a result, the children’s and youth ministries were big enough that our summer camps were self-run. The church would rent the entirety of a camp facility for our weeks of camp. We would bring in our own camp staff. From directors to counselors, from cooks to kitchen help, from crafts to kids...

Presence

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One of my favorite bands as a teenager was Caedmon’s Call. If I were to play one of their albums right now, I could probably sing every word to every song, but few of them stick with me in the in-between times. There is, however, a line in the song Center Aisle that comes to mind early and often. The song is about a young woman who took her own life. The vocalist hauntingly sings these words…...

To Be Continued…

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TO BE CONTINUED… When it comes to literature, movies, television shows, and other storytelling forms, is there a more annoying phrase in the English language? There are few things as frustrating as investing yourself fully in a story only to be confronted by these soul-crushing words. You ride the storyline all the way to the top of the climax. You invest yourself fully in the characters, in...

Help Wanted

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The first time I applied for a job was soon after my fifteenth birthday. I had gone through the process of getting the required waiver and was certain of my ability to find gainful employment at one of the very respectable purveyors of fine foods in our area. My first choice was the gallery of culinary artistry known as Subway. I chose this particular establishment for three reasons. First, at...

Give it a Try

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This morning as I was preparing my morning coffee, I listened in on an interaction between my wife and my son. My son, who is only 11, was very concerned with his ability to maintain his energy levels for the day. He has several opportunities today to engage in athletic activity and he wanted to make sure he did the right things before heading off to school to pave the way for success in all of...

Home Renovation

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Home renovation shows are all the rage these days. If I were to be completely honest, I do enjoy some HGTV when I get the chance. We don’t have cable at our house, so when we are on vacation we spend a good amount of time observing the latest trends in home decoration and design. Recently, while I was binge watching copious amounts of this mind-numbing goodness, I began noticing some...

Bird vs. Window

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A few weeks ago, I was working in my office writing when I heard a loud thud from the window to my right. I looked out the window to see if I could figure out what had happened. I carefully observed the window and the ground under the window, but there was no evidence to indicate what had actually hit the window or where it had made contact. I surveyed the parking lot to see if someone had driven...

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Jeremy Myers

Jeremy Myers is a 15-year ministry veteran with experience in a wide variety of roles within the local church. He, his wife Robyn, and their two children, Mikayla and JJ, live in Seymour, Indiana where he currently serves as the Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church. He loves drinking coffee, playing music, and dreaming about what the church could and should be. Jeremy has an MA in Ministerial Leadership from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, a D.Min. in Missional Renewal from Palmer Theological Seminary, and is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches USA.

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