A few years ago, I had my first swim team experience as a sideline cheerleader. I had a few kids at camp return home to swim in a meet the evening camp ended. So, as any good kids pastor would do the night of returning home from camp, I promised to show up to the […]
To those who lead and invest in kids and youth, I want to share a word of encouragement with you. I’m here to say, what you do matters.
Last month, I was asked to lead our school’s See You at the Pole morning of prayer. My immediate response was gratitude for being asked. Then it turned to, “What does this entail? Do I have time for this?” And I thought back to conversations I had been engaging with over the past six months, […]
This experience with Feed My Starving Children was life giving to me. It opened my eyes and heart to serve our people. We belong to each other.
Kids are kids are kids. The first step to being loved is to be accepted. We quickly learned in Haiti it is a privilege to attend school, and this school shows kids they matter.
What you do matters. What volunteers do for FMSC is life-giving. It is literally giving life to children around the world who otherwise would starve to death.
Barrett has kids coming to know Christ as their personal Savior. He says a lot of times it takes a year or more. Why? The kids have to see the relationships are real.
A few weekends ago, we hosted 10th-12th grade girls at our house for DNow weekend. Aaron commented he has been a participant in DNOW, led DNOW as a small group and worship leader, run DNOW as a youth pastor, and now he’s hosting. It has come full circle for him. I was “married to a youth pastor” […]
I am raising two girls here, and I’m learning so much by watching and talking with other moms. If you’re raising girls, then this post is my gift to you. Here’s what I love about these resources: each one normalizes so many of the struggles moms and daughters experience. They give words to my feelings. […]
Life for young adults is hard. Adolescence starts earlier & ends later, so it lasts longer. Pressures have increased. Here’s how you can help your younger people persevere.