Kristen Welch has quickly become one of my favorite authors. She is humble and raw and wanting to lead her kids well in a culture that is shifting and changing. Kristen has authored a few books, and you can find her online at WeAreThatFamily.com. Today I want to highlight two of my favorite books that […]
Quick links are a chance to see what’s out there on the interwebs. Here are our favorite finds from the past week: Family Vacations Make Families Stronger One of our favorite family experiences only lasted 24 hours, but I think it proves this point. You don’t need an exotic (or expensive!) excursion, but your family vacation […]
Lent brings us an opportunity to pause. To reflect. To experience new rhythms. Our friends at The Common Rule give us a great tool, and we think it can help your family this Lenten season.
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. […]
Do your knees shake and your breathing get heavy when you think about having “the talk” with your kids? I, most certainly, am not ready. Thankfully, it’s still years away… …except it probably isn’t anymore. I recently heard on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast (episode 121 link) that kids as young as 11 are exposed […]
Is your church struggling to reach younger people? Are you trying to find more volunteers, more money, more vision, better questions, more culturally awareness? See how Growing Young can bring vitality to your church.
How do you help your kids engage with tough issues around the world? How do we make mission be about more than a once-a-year or halfway-around-the-world kind of thing? I came across this article. And it’s awesome. Here are some insights: Your kids are watching. What does “our mission” look like? Who do we serve? Where do […]
I like to think I’m in the know on current culture and youth trends. So I am always amused at myself when I’m not quite as current as I want to be. On the high school retreat I spoke at in November, I was learning new language and a new app. Some of the girls […]
The most helpful wisdom I gain from those I follow and learn from is not rocket science, but it sure is changing the way I view ministry…in my home, in my church and in my job. I recently listened to this podcast, God Centered Mom: Raising Girls with Sissy Goff, and it is revolutionary. Podcasts […]
I have been out of youth ministry for 10 months, and there are a few things I miss. Relationships with leaders. Great weekend retreat experiences (although I don’t miss late nights and early mornings). The kids. There is something about middle schoolers that is great. They’re so impressionable. Full of energy and life. Creative […]