30 Lessons in 30 Years (Part II)

There are certain times of year that naturally push me to spend a bit more time reflecting than I spend doing. Those times of year tend to coincide with natural transitions--the turn of a new year, the change of seasons, and of course birthdays. This year, as I inch closer and closer to the three-decade milestone, I … Continue reading 30 Lessons in 30 Years (Part II)

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy [Infographic]

What are teens sharing on social media? Who are they sharing it with? It may be different from what you think. The folks over at Pew Internet just released the following information on Teens, Social Media, and Privacy. As teachers, youth ministers and parents, it can sometimes be challenging to stay on top of the latest technology … Continue reading Teens, Social Media, and Privacy [Infographic]

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: October 14, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: Why did we ever stop running last year? We're two weeks into the Couch to 5k training program, and I already feel so much better. It's amazing what a little movement will do! I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 5 this week. I love it, for the most part. The … Continue reading Friday Five: October 14, 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 19, 2011 [The Late Edition]

Random thoughts from this week: I didn't write a Friday Five post last week, and almost didn't this week. Last week was kind of overwhelming, and I was in kind of a strange spot where I didn't particularly feel like reflecting on or revisiting the week. I needed my Friday off, so I took it. … Continue reading Friday Five: August 19, 2011 [The Late Edition]

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