Not Just Rock, Paper Scissors

Not Just Rock, Paper Scissors

There is a certain species characterized most easily by its amazing ability to talk constantly about a wide variety of subjects: everything from Broadway musicals to soccer to video games. Its common name is the Fourth Grade Girl. The girls I get to spend time with...

Derailing Discipline

Nothing can derail my small group quicker than discipline issues! And when these issues arise, I begin to wonder if I’m making any impact at all. Let’s face it; dealing with discipline can be one of the hardest things we face as small group leaders! We all have needs....
Don’t Lose the Quiet Ones

Don’t Lose the Quiet Ones

Checking into church is painfully awkward for him. When the greeter tries to give him a high-five or tease him by sticking his name tag to his forehead, I can visibly see him fighting his primal urge to run and hide in a bathroom stall or curl up in the back seat of...
The Magic of Coffee Cake

The Magic of Coffee Cake

I’m the next Food Network Star. Yes, it’s a bold claim but I have uncovered a food secret even Alton Brown doesn’t know. Years ago, I was teaching a high school Sunday School class. The previous teacher brought a buffet every week with pizza, subs and doughnuts, and I...

Getting Teens To Talk

I’m a grown man and I’m terrified of the dark, especially being alone in the dark. This past Christmas I received  two flashlights and I love them. I haven’t named them yet, but I’m not opposed to the idea. Another thing that terrifies me is...

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