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Category: Growth in Grace

Don't You Just Hate School!? - John Perritt

John Perritt - Youth Pastor Pear Orchard Presbyterian (Ridgeland, MS) I wasn’t a very good student. I hated to read. I hated to write (the irony!). I hated waking up early. One thing I worked really hard on, however, was how to get through school by doing the least amount of work. It’s crazy to think about how much effort I put in to being effortless in school. I was a slacker. I wanted to play sports and that was about it. It wasn’t until later in college (when I met my future... Read More
Posted by Joey Stewart at 10/2/15

Are You Lazy? - John Perritt

John Perritt - Youth Pastor Pear Orchard Presbyterian (Ridgeland, MS) Many of you may read the title and think, There’s NO way I’m lazy! I wake up at 6 a.m., grab a quick bite to eat, lift weights or exercise for the team, go to school, participate in an after-school activity, do my homework and then repeat the next day. There’s a good chance this schedule describes your daily activity. It is very likely that you are, indeed, busy. But, it is also very likely that you are lazy. Please... Read More
Posted by Joey Stewart at 10/2/15

Are You Ready? - John Perritt

John Perritt - Youth Pastor Pear Orchard Presbyterian (Ridgeland, MS) Dear Student, I know junior high and high school can be tough. I can still remember starting 7th grade. For me, I was moving from a small private school to a fairly large public school. I loved private school and public school, but I was super-nervous to go to school. In fact, I don’t know if the word “nervous” actually captures how I felt. Terrified might be a more accurate word.  Not only was I going to a... Read More
Posted by Joey Stewart at 10/2/15

Five Truths to Teach Teens About Homosexuality - John Perritt

John Perritt - Youth Pastor Pear Orchard Presbyterian (Ridgeland, MS) The topic of homosexuality is a deeply controversial one.  It has many complexities and calls Christians to do a lot of reading, a lot of studying, and a lot of praying.  As youth workers, full-time or volunteer, we are called to disciple students, and a major part of this discipleship process will be dealing with this topic.  To say it another way, if you avoid the topic of homosexuality with your students,... Read More
Posted by Joey Stewart at 10/2/15