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Hug A College Kid This Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Perhaps everyone has their own reason for this being the case.

For me, wonderful means a house full of college-aged kids! Yep! That may sound weird to you. Maybe I should question my own sanity…


When they’re capable of staying up until hours I only recognize as vomiting/fever hours for preschoolers.

When they use words for “cool” that are really the name of car parts — like “clutch.?”

When they think it’s funny to get my kids riled up right before bed time.


When they drive like maniacs down my street.

Believe it or not, we do have commonalities…

We share love for the same music.

I love to bake, and they’ll eat anything in front of them.


We value family, and when they’re in our home, they act like they belong here (right down to putting their feet on the coffee table).


What I love most about these kid-evolving-adults is their free pursuit of Christ. I love hearing and watching what they’re learning and how they’re seeking Christ and what He has for their lives. I am inspired by their excitement. Struggle and burden seem to be their weight one minute and their freedom the next. They’re relentless in their passion and teachable in their search. We joke about their carelessness, but we can learn from their fearlessness.



Young adults are fascinating people, especially this millennial generation. Don’t pass them up this Christmas break!

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  1. Karen Rehkopf #

    I’ve wanted to comment on this since you wrote it, such a great one! They bring so much to the table & are often overlooked for their many resources. So thankful for the relationships you & Chris are building with these students.

    January 4, 2012
    • They’re so great, and you’re right – “overlooked” We love hanging out with them!

      January 4, 2012

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