Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


We’re in a weekend series in our high school group called “Oops, I did it again.” It’s on changing our bad habits and is based on the 12 steps to recovery. This week of the series is titled, “An ounce of humility goes a long way” and we’re talking about steps 7 and 8.

7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

In our high school service planning meeting, my students suggested this video by The All-American Rejects and it’s called “Dirty Little Secret”. I don’t know much about this band, but what they’ve done in this video is both scary and brilliant. After watching it, I wished I’d titled this series. “My Dirty Little Secret”. You can see it here off u-tube.

You can also buy the video on itunes to use as a discussion piece with your own small group if you teach a high school Bible Study or maybe lead a parent one.

I think it’s an amazingly true image of hurting teens today. I think it would work awesome in the CORE this year, which we’re hosting and is on “Helping Hurting Kids”.

I hope and pray that this video helps to inspire students this weekend to confess, return, embrace, and connect with God and a genuine community that deals with it’s own short comings honestly and humbly.


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