And he said unto them, "Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given" - Mark 4:24
These kids, laughing, enjoying life...they're good kids. Ones I want in my son's life.
Judge not, you might miss out on a fantastic relationship.This weekend was the annual Resurrection weekend.
Resurrection is: Spiritual renewal weekend retreat...Closer walk with Christ...Terrific speaker with an awesome God-centered message...Fantastic worship music...Making new friends and renewing existing friendships...About 12,000 youth and adult mentors...
Theme : Overflowing
Receive Him. Reveal Him.
Receive Him. Reveal Him.
"He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own,and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God." -John 1:10-12
Speaker: Justin Lookadoo
Throw out the word “normal” when the subject turns to author/speaker Justin Lookadoo. From the memorable name to the 6’7” Texas size frame, to the fascinating ability he has to connect with youth through live national speaking engagements “Lookadoo” translates into one word: Original.
This is obvious in the library of successful books he’s authored--most notable among them Dateable. Just ask the thousands of readers of his witty off-the-wall-style of writing that nails reality “slab dab in the middle,” as translated in Lookadoo lingo from his native El Paso. He takes advantage of current hip and relevant cultural twists and turns in the world to show teens that biblical principals and Christian values are actually ‘cool’ rules to live by. He noted in a recent interview: “Everything I do wraps around two themes—identity and purpose. Who am I? Why am I here? These are the challenges that face young people today.”
When the subject turns to teens and young adults, his is a rare insight into what makes today’s youth “tick.” Lookadoo is, in fact, a certified specialist in the field having served as a Juvenile Probation Officer Crime & Drug Prevention Specialist for 6 years.
Justin is today an in-demand national speaker whose credibility is built on books such as The Hardest 30 Days Of Your Life, Extreme Encounters, and the Dateable franchise of books and study guides. His footprint in the field as a youth author is a size 16 in influence.
He tells me of the experience from the retreat...how he learned to "listen" to God...in that, I, too, learned a lesson...a lesson from my son, to listen...
I see a change in that boy of mine...I'm proud of him, for who he is now, and for who he will become...with God's guidance.
(see more pictures over on my journal blog)