Somewhere to Belong

Somewhere to Belong

My children have grown up in two different college towns, and it has never taken long for them to figure out which football team everyone is rooting for. My kids have experienced Saturday game days with tailgaters everywhere, flags flying on every corner, the sounds...
Tribes

Tribes

Ultimately people need people, everybody needs a circle, and every kid needs a TRIBE. As SGLs we sometimes focus so much of our energy on reaching kids that we do not realize how much WE get out of being a SGL. When I think about tribes, it makes me realize that even...
Playing Favorites

Playing Favorites

What if we began to view ourselves as cheerleaders for our small groups? What if our enthusiasm for our group was unbridled and irrational? Of course, none of us should wear short pleated skirts and sparkles on our cheeks (especially if you are short, male, and…...
Don’t Wake the Neighbors

Don’t Wake the Neighbors

I’ve learned that if you’re going to welcome students into your life, you can’t worry about what the neighbors think of you. I’ll always remember the first sleepover we had at our apartment. There were eight or nine 5th grade girls there, but they made enough noise...
Don't Wake the Neighbors

Don't Wake the Neighbors

I’ve learned that if you’re going to welcome students into your life, you can’t worry about what the neighbors think of you. I’ll always remember the first sleepover we had at our apartment. There were eight or nine 5th grade girls there, but they made enough noise...

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