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Don’t let noise distract you from God’s love

Don’t let noise distract you from God’s love BY DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com Originally Published in the Bluffton Ed. of The Island Packet, on February 18, 2014  Thomas … [Read more...]

Facing Life’s Giants, Having Courage and Making a Way

When you’re facing life’s giants, remember who you can rely on for courage BY DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com First Published in Bluffton Packet: January 22, 2014 “Slay … [Read more...]

The Power of Music: Big Jay McNeely driving the crowd at the Olympic Auditorium into a frenzy, Los Angeles, 1953 (Colorized)

I saw this post in a blog on colorizing famous Black and White pictures.  I looked at this and immediately recognized and related to the power a passionate performance and music has over us in the … [Read more...]

Being Human: Meditation and the Art of Silence and Presence

God’s presence can be found in sound of silence Published: February 11, 2013 By DANIEL GRISWOLD — danielgriswold@gmail.com Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you … [Read more...]

Les Miserables: Grace and Law in Juxtaposition

Set a place at the table for both law and grace By DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013   Presents were opened, candy flowed from our stockings, gift cards … [Read more...]

Being Human: Asking Questions and Seeing How Others are Discovering Your Faith

Asking bold questions leads to stronger faith By DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013 I’ve been a huge fan of the actor Jeff Bridges, going way back … [Read more...]

Being Human: Dealing with Stress

Life can be stressful, but God is always there to get you through By DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com Published Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Growing up, I had an uncle Bobby, and he was … [Read more...]

Being Human: A Youth Ministry Stress Dream While on Vacation

Having an life encompassing job means that sometimes it takes a while to get it out of your system.  Even when I am on vacation, I find myself having dreams about my profession, which is Youth … [Read more...]

Being Human: Break Out of the Mold – The Mass Cookie Cutter is “Scary” – Be Original

I was meandering the internets and noticed this clip from Conan Obrien’s late night show (Team Coco, as known on Facebook).  I watched this clip of television reports inanely repeating the same … [Read more...]

Waking Up is Hard to Do: Growing Up

Time to wake up, grow up and face adulthood By DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com Published Sunday, July 8, 2012 Growing up is hard to do. With growth comes responsibility, and that usually … [Read more...]

Being Human: If You Do All Things in Love, You Will Have Perfect Freedom

As a youth minister, I often hear young people talking about how annoyed they are with their parents rules.  These rules are seen as oppressive to some, while others just dislike the constraints and … [Read more...]

Quick Thought: Turning 30 Years Old – Am I Any Different

Somewhere around 6 am this morning (I think, mom correct me if I’m wrong), I officially turned 30 years old.  That’s three decades.  I remember turning 10, that was a big deal in 3rd … [Read more...]

Pass It On: Right and Left Brain Visualized by Missouri Institute on Natural Science

Thanks Missouri Institute of Natural Science for being Awesome and making this visualization. The text for the left brain reads: “I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the … [Read more...]

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