YTI Blog

Out of Our Comfort Zone

Bill Fowler, Provost  |  October 31, 2016 10:00 am

Little Endurance of Pain As 21st century Americans, we have a narrow range of endurance in regard to discomfort. When the temperature rises or falls beyond a 6-10 degree margin of “tolerance” we head toward the thermostat and either adjust the A/C or crank up the furnace. On warm days, we have ice for our … MORE

What Does It Mean to Live?

Jay Smith, President  |  October 26, 2016 11:31 am

It’s pretty crazy, I know. Sounds like my life is a hotel room … But I am living, and I am thankful for that life.

Perfect Imperfection

Bill Fowler, Provost  |  September 8, 2016 1:43 pm

Needing the “Perfect” AccessoryIt was the morning of a Saturday afternoon wedding. Friends and family of the bride had arrived to decorate the auditorium. The flowers were beautiful. Bows marked the pews reserved for family. The tall candelabras were in place. I was trying to be helpful. Then we began setting up for the unity … MORE

Will Jesus let us fail to show us his grace?

Bill Fowler, Provost  |  September 1, 2016 11:05 am

Luke 22:31-34Promises in the Upper RoomThe evening before his crucifixion, Jesus shared a meal with his disciples in the upper room. It was there that Jesus revealed that one of them (Judas) would betray him, and all (the other eleven) would forsake him. Peter was quick to rebuke Jesus. He boldly assured Jesus that, even … MORE

I Am Among You as One Who Serves

Bill Fowler, Provost  |  August 23, 2016 2:02 pm

Who Is the Greatest?A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But (it is) not so with you. Rather, let the greatest … MORE