Author Archives: Jeff Smalley

First Impressions of Townhall II

Well last Sunday, several Xenos members and I began our training at Townhall II. We are being trained throughout the summer for volunteer work on their crisis helpline. Our training is going to consist of lectures on various topics of … Continue reading
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Where Will the Lord Lead?

Our weekend in Buffalo is gonna be a blast!  What is the Lord up to? Whatever it is, it has something to do with advancing His kingdom into the pagan world, and I’m all for that! I think our upcoming … Continue reading
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What’s the Big Deal with Jabez?

Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, “Because I bore him with pain.” Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, … Continue reading
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Mr. Smith Teaches Us a Lesson About Love

Well, tonight I had the honor of watching a wonderful movie classic, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. A movie I thought at first was too old for my liking. I have an affinity for special effects, high definition, and abstract, … Continue reading
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Confessions of an Infantile

It’s been a while since my last blog. Wish I could say I was too busy doing the Lord’s work and building relationships, but that’d be a lie. For the past year or so, I have been in rebellion with … Continue reading
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Let’s Eat Some Humble Pie

Well, I’m here chilling at the Word Retreat of the Year. We got some really cool high schoolers. Elli, Jordan, Boggs, and even Ryan all got up to talk about how others and the Lord Jesus Christ have been changing … Continue reading
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Welcome to Zombieland

Well today has been a sweet day, pulled an all-nighter, slept through my first two classes (oopsy daisy), could barely keep my eyes open in Chem (but didn’t sleep through it), had discipleship with Joel and Tom, studied for my … Continue reading
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Where is the Love?

Well it’s like 2:30 AM and i am up late, listening to some soothing tunes. I haven’t gotten out a real personal blog in a while. However, I don’t think this one will be too sweet like my old ones … Continue reading
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Let the Shun Fun Begin!

Well, Keithy and CD and Icy and Joey are all having their fun talkin bout shunnin! But what’s so scary bout this shunnin stuff anyway? I guess since shunning is part of our normal practice here at xenos let’s do … Continue reading
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A Hardened Heart

Well, I have a hardened heart… I find myself confused and losing sight of what grace and gratitude are. I gotta grow up, but I can’t figure out how. I can’t seem to rely on the lord, and it makes … Continue reading
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