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Commitment

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To those that know me, it is no secret that I like sports. When the Olympics roll around I find a new sense of fascination in watching competitions I otherwise pay very little attention to.  There is so much on the line for these athletes who make it their lives to be in this moment.

I find great metaphors for life and for my work in watching how these athletes deal with the pressure that they are under in representing their nation.  The scrutiny of the judges, broadcasters and spectators as well as the demands that they put upon their bodies to perform at the highest of calibers.  Few will stand on the podiums but I walk away with admiration for all of these people that have the will to press through the demands, the risks, and the possibility of public international humiliation.

I even find inspiration in the commercials.  Consider this Olympic themed script from a Powerade advertisement:

“Now here’s the reality of it. You don’t want to be walking off with any regrets. Be annoyed. …

Spiritual Care

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I just wanted to start off by thanking you! I am so thankful for the opportunity to be here and to be able to holistically love others. Having the opportunity to focus on all of the aspects of health has really been challenging me overtime to focus on those areas of health in my own life. As many of you know, as an organization, Youth Unlimited focuses on five aspects of health; physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual. This letter is focusing more on the spiritual area of health, so this one is for all you spiritual-ish and/or churchy people.

Spirituality can look very different for each people and if you have never grown up with any form of spirituality it can be difficult to grasp. A lot of the time asking someone to do something as simple as taking a silent walk in the forest can be difficult. Without growing up with a “religious” background, some concepts can be hard to grasp and some of the
language can be difficult to understand.

Those of you that know my famil…

February Prayer Requests

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- Please pray for our Spiritual Life program. Now that we are beginning to dive deeper because the
foundation in the fall was built, pray that the students would have open hearts and would experience Jesus in a new way
- Praise God that Philippa has met her funding requirements and has begun working as an apprentice with Langley
- Please pray for our Student Life program as we look at ways to tweak and better the program based on student and staff interests and goals