Today I'm linking up with Amongst Lovely Things to share some of my favorite posts from 2013.
Archive for 2013
Our American culture does not handle death well. We don’t know how to grieve or how to be with people in their despair. Uncomfortable with silence, we attempt to fill it. When we do, we often say something dumb that only heightens everyone’s...
I've made several trips to the post office in the past few days, mailing support letters from members of our mission trip team to their family and friends, asking them to support their trip prayerfully and/or financially.
While standard in many...
I am a big believer in the power of experiential learning. To this end, instead of giving a talk about prayer, I'd much rather create a series of prayer stations designed to give students the opportunity to pray in a variety of ways.
I'm currently knee-deep in mission trip preparations for my team's 2014 trip to Rwanda. As part of this mission trip preparation, I'm working hard to shatter any Messiah complexes my team members might have.
That Messiah complexes exist in teens...
I spent five years working at a multi-ethnic, multi-site congregation.
There was much I loved about this church and my role there. During my time there, I discovered who I was as a youth worker. More importantly, though, serving in a context...
On Wednesday, I saw two of the women from my congregation who my students recently visited during my youth ministry’s interviews with the saints. Both spoke enthusiastically about how much they enjoyed their conversation with our young people....
Last summer, my student leaders & I read and discussed the book, Help! I'm a Student Leader by Doug Fields. Using the questions below, we had some incredibly powerful discussions about leadership and faith.
Questions about Ch. 9 of Help! I'm...
Today, I'm linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker‘s Five Minute Friday. The rules: Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
This week's prompt: Reflect.
19 years ago yesterday, my Grandma died.
I still remember...
Yesterday, worship was more crowded than usual. As a result, by the time I finished getting ready for Sunday school and then snuck into our sanctuary, my usual seat was taken, leaving me with no choice but to sit somewhere new.
Doing so meant...
- "Most" Posts of 2013
- Death as Discipleship
- Four Reasons Why Support Letters Are Important
- Stuff You Can Use: Jesus' Love Prayer Station
- Yes, They Know It's Christmas
- Review: Disunity in Christ by Christena Cleveland
- Interviews with the Saints Questions
- Stuff You Can Use: Help! I'm a Student Leader Ch. 9 Discussion Questions
- Five Minute Friday: Reflect
- Shhh! You're in worship!