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A Liberating Change of Perspective

Tonight, during Woodside Student Ministries, we did something a little different. Instead of me teaching for a half hour, I invited four of our leaders to the stage and had the students write down a few meaningful questions they would … Continue reading

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Sound and Meaning (Ben)

I’d like to delve into songs I’ve been listening to lately, so expect this to be a long running series with both great music and poor choices. Music is powerful and influential. It’s ability to allow us to express ourselves … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Being New (Ben)

Allow me the pleasure of beginning with a cliché expression: Man, time sure flies. A year and a half ago (almost) I got married and moved to Michigan to accept the position of Student Ministries Pastor at Woodside… and, simultaneously, … Continue reading

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Trellis or the Vine (Ben)

A few weekends ago a good friend, Dan, suggested to me a book to read. I was excited to follow up on the resource, but didn’t know when I would get around to reading it seeing that I already have … Continue reading

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They have ears too (Ben)

Children often say things that show adult wisdom. “Out of the mouths of babes” we chuckle. But often we fail to realize the same intelligence that generates their words also interprets what they hear. As I’ve been studying teen and … Continue reading

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He’s still working on me? (Ben)

My brother, the famous Aaron Lee Hixson, has often told me that his favorite thing I’ve ever said was: “I’m a work in progress, but I won’t progress without work.” Frankly I’m surprised that it isn’t “I’ll let you live … Continue reading

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And all I wanted was some Sweet Tea (Ben)

So my time at “Safety Town” as a 4 year old paid off after all. One of my first experiences with law, safety, and phone numbers came from a place called “Safety Town” as a child in Sandusky, Ohio. I … Continue reading

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