Everything or Extra?

Are we giving God our lives or our leftovers? Sometimes it seems like we give God the extra pieces we have left of our lives. We have a good time doing whatever we want and leave what is left for God. “If we can’t use it, we should give it to God, He’s the miracle...
Why Blog?

Why Blog?

In the past, we have been sharing stories of the work God is doing here at In The Gap, but we hope to do more than just that. The purpose of the blog is to consistently add value, inspire others, and keep our readers up to date. Because we don’t want to spam your...

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A Life Changed

A Life Changed

Have you ever prayed for someone for six whole months? I have. There was a girl in particular that I taught about half a year ago. What made her stand out was that she was looking for acceptance, but trying to get it in all the wrong ways. She would put on an act of...

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Just What I Needed to Hear

Just What I Needed to Hear

God doesn’t make things easy. At least, that’s how I felt over the past few months. However, God revealed to me His heart towards this through many things He brought into my life. At Character Camp the leaders gave an illustration on how staying inside our comfort...

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Antifragile In All Situations

Do you know what my greatest fear is? I fear pain; I dread discomfort. Physical, emotional, spiritual discomfort—I recoil at the thought. I believe that it is in human nature to hate pain, because, at its basic level, pain is usually an indication that something is...

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Changed In An Instant

I love the difficult kids. I was a very logical type of kid, so I love to work with children that critically examine what I teach about Christ. While these students tend to make sharp comments, their sarcasm often comes from a highly developed mind. At Bible club, I...

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Something I Thought Would Never Happen

  She sits attentively in the front row in class, ready to ask questions and learn. The only problem is that I can’t talk about God with her. Dana* and another boy from that class had come to Character Camp a few weeks before, and it was exciting to see them in...

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An Unforgettable Idea

What should we teach? It was time to plan for the next day of school. My teaching partner and I sat down, prayed, and began planning. We knew that we were going to teach 4th-6th graders, but we had very few ideas in our lesson plan. The 6th grade class was especially...

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Experiencing God’s Power

I was freaking out. I was supposed to give the Bible lesson at our biggest Bible club. But how could I talk in front of 80 kids or more, let alone keep their attention? Worse yet, this Bible club had a reputation of being one of the loudest and hardest groups to...

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Carrying Our Burdens

Thoughts of failure overwhelmed me as I tried to finish my homework. I needed twelve ideas—object lessons, illustrations, or skits—to complete my paper, and so far I had a total of one. I also had to give a speech the next day, and I was stressing out. In the throes...

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Does Jesus Still Love Me?

“I don’t think God is going to do anything special through me here.” This thought nagged me the whole way to school. Sure enough, at the end of the day I left school disappointed. It had gone well enough, but I didn’t feel that the kids got anything out of what I...

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Overcoming Darkness with Light

"Everyone is dark and scary." This is what a kindergartener told me at Bible club. I could see the fear in her eyes. Another girl on my small group joined in the conversation. "Sometimes I see things that scare me too, like people in Halloween costumes. They look like...

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