Friday Five: November 18, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: Today Regis Philbin's last day on Live With Regis and Kelly. I started watching LIVE fairly regularly back in the days when I was serving at Grace Lutheran in Fremont. It was like having friends in a time when I was struggling with life in a new city. Today's Farewell … Continue reading Friday Five: November 18, 2011

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Friday Five: November 11, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: Today is 11/11/11. During my sophomore year of college, my friends Erin, Becky, and I used to have an 11:11 party every night at 11:11pm. I would head downstairs to their room, we would wait eagerly for the clock to strike all ones, and then we would spend an entire … Continue reading Friday Five: November 11, 2011

Friday Five: November 4, 2011

Some random thoughts from what was probably one of the weirdest weeks I've had in a loooong time: Junior high boys. Enough said? It's been a crazy week since Confirmation Sunday night. Yesterday, November 3, 2011, marked the 10 Year Anniversary of the day that Scott and I "officially" started dating. As my Facebook status yesterday … Continue reading Friday Five: November 4, 2011

Friday Five: August 26, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: Most days I feel like I live, breathe, eat, and dream youth ministry. It's like that part of my brain never shuts off--which is really good some days, and some days it just wears me out completely. The other day I came home from the office, turned off my phones … Continue reading Friday Five: August 26, 2011

Friday Five: August 5, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: I've started to submit some of my posts over at Called to Youth Ministry, a new site making a collaborative effort to equip leaders for youth ministry with resources and networking opportunities. There's some good stuff happening over there, and it's worth your time to check out if you find … Continue reading Friday Five: August 5, 2011

The Twelve Best Days of Summer

Having just finished up a fantastic week at ALIVE Festival with youth from Epiphany Lutheran (and Grace Lutheran, Fremont!), I'm now in Massachusetts for what may very well be "the twelve best days of summer." Now, I make this bold, superlative statement, with a couple of disclaimers: these are not "the twelve best days..." because I … Continue reading The Twelve Best Days of Summer

First Week in a New Church

So, it hasn't even "officially" been a week since I started out at Epiphany, but it's been fantastic. I had completely forgotten what it's like to be the new person on staff. In a lot of ways, it's like completely starting over--learning a whole new set of administrative systems, meeting people and trying desperately to … Continue reading First Week in a New Church