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Ponce De Leon traveled to Florida to find the Fountain Of Youth…

Last week, I was given the privilege of attending LIFE CONFERENCE 2007 in Orlando along with 36 of the 7,500 teens from across the United States. It was definitely the experience of a lifetime…but it was more than an experience. It was a time for growth, learning and discovering a deeper understanding of God.

Two themes seemed to radiate through the week (at least for me):

One is the depth of God’s love – His love for me, His love for the world, His love for His Son. Gaining a greater grip on this love brings a greater appreciation of our salvation, a stronger urging to please God in every aspect of my life and a more genuine yearning to share this love with others.

The second theme revolved around God’s grace…something I don’t think we will ever really grasp on this side of eternity. This grace flows naturally from the previously mentioned love. It is a grace that is foreign to our human minds because it goes against the character of our being. We live our lives in the light of this grace, knowing that it is God who has purposed each step of our walk.

While I didn’t find a fountain of youth, hanging with teenagers for 8 days definitely rejuvenated my spirit…and my Life Experience definitely made me feel young again – young in the sense that there was a fresh awareness of God’s presence in my life and a new appreciation for what I have yet to see and understand.

I will never be able to completely convey in words all that God did in my life during this time, but then again I pray that my life conveys those things that words cannot.

God above all the world in motion
God above all my hopes and fears
And I don’t care what the world throws at me now
I’m gonna be alrightHear the sounds of the generations
Making loud our freedom song
All in all that the world would know Your name
It’s gonna be alright

Cause I know my God saved the day
And I know His word never fails
And I know my God made a way for me
Salvation is here Salvation is here

Salvation is here and He lives in me
Salvation is here Salvation that died just to set me free
Salvation is here Salvation is here and He lives in me
Salvation is here Cause You are alive and You live in me
Wally Decker

Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983.

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Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983. MON-FRI 1P-3P, SUN 6A-10A wdecker@wbfj.fm