The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Patching Cracks


October 25, 2017

When I worked full time in youth ministry, I noticed disturbing trend in the kids I worked with. With every passing year, they got busier and busier. Between homework, after school jobs, sports, extra-curricular activities, etc. many of them were scheduled end to end from before school until bedtime. Not every student reached that kind of excess, but it was rare to find kids who had any completely free days, apart from holidays.

This was in a bigger community, which in many ways was different from Big Sandy, but there is a strange cultural phenomena at play that is destructive.

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