A Safer Way to Fly

A Safer Way to Fly

Every time I fly, there are some processes I can count on. Security is part of the flying experience, and it’s necessary for making travel the safest experience for everyone involved. I come prepared with shoes that are easy to slip on and off. I don’t wear a...
From the Other Side

From the Other Side

About 7 years ago, my son started his first year in the middle school ministry. I remember receiving emails from his small group leader with quick updates on their group events.   This communication was awesome! I was then pleasantly surprised at getting emails with...
Pizza Bribes

Pizza Bribes

In my last post Gossip, iPhones, and Other Distractions, I shared about the mental wanderings of middle school girls. At the end of the post, I mentioned that bribery can be an effective way to steer dialogue in the direction you desire. I negotiated with my small...
Leading By Example

Leading By Example

We have all heard the saying “lead by example”. Most of the time as children we would hear this when our parents wanted us to take the lead in situations and not make the same mistakes as those around us. If you have younger siblings you may have heard something...
139 Weeks

139 Weeks

I recently downloaded the “Legacy Marble Countdown” app, which helps parents countdown the weeks they have left until their kiddos become adults. How old are my kids, you ask? Oh, I actually don’t have any. I do, however, lead a small group of 10th-grade girls. Years...

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