Memorial Day: Reflections from a former youth pastor

 
Attendance numbers, professions of faith, baptisms and sexual purity commitment cards showed I was leading a successful student ministry years ago. Yet I'm not sure I prepared my students for what was ahead. In the process of planning a family outing over Memorial Day weekend last year, my mind went to the true purpose of Memorial Day—remembering those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. I thought back to the prior Veterans Day when my daughter ...