Journal Entry 10/05/2015: Making Faces

Last week was full of little blessings in more ways than one. It brought with it, children smiling, laughing and making faces. Throughout it all, the thought of my grandmother in Georgia being sick and my mother-in-law fighting cancer were always on my mind.

Earlier in the week at Ranger Football Practice, I captured a new favorite picture:

Ice Cream Atop A Bench

Ice Cream Atop A Bench


It reminds me of the picture Lunch Atop a Skyscraper:

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper






In my office, I have a window that normally does not have much of a view until class or school let’s out. Then it becomes the best window on earth.

Daniel's friend making faces at him through my office window.

Daniel’s friend making faces at him through my office window.

In the picture to the right, you get a glimpse of the fringe benefits of being a Youth Minister.

This week was Homecoming for the Parkland Rangers. It was nice to see all the families celebrating together. My Dad had come for a visit as well.



Ranger Homecoming 2015 Ranger Homecoming 2015 Ranger Homecoming 2015 Ranger Homecoming 2015 Ranger Homecoming 2015


This past Sunday, we talked about Christian Spiritual Warfare and Battle Lines. Below, one of our Core Member’s snagged a picture of us discussing the topic. These are good kids but there are a lot of different distractions pulling them away from the faith. Please pray for them, our volunteers, and myself as we continue to serve youth in the trenches.


Battle Lines Talk

God bless you and your family,


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Chris Gordon

Professional in Business Communications, Website Design and Development, and Internet Marketing. Central America Missionary. Seasoned Public Speaker and Life Coach. Over 20 years of volunteering, assisting, and directing youth and family programs within the community and church settings. Proud United States Army Veteran, serving over four years as a Certified Telecommunications Technician under the rank of Specialist and trained as a Combat Medic receiving an Honorable Discharge. Love God, my wife, my kids, and my country. To live with intention. Take managed risks. Listen carefully, learn much. Maintain balance, a healthy mind, and a healthy body. Play hard, laugh harder. Mistakes are fine but never make them twice. Maintain friends who are equally yoked. Have passion in everything that I do, in everyday that I am doing it. No regrets. "I never want to think that I was given the gift of life and did nothing with it. I hope someday, somewhere, somehow, you are inspired to do the same."

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