Fixing a Leaky Bucket

Fixing a Leaky Bucket

Imagine you have a bucket. Every time you try to fill the bucket, 85% of the water leaks out instantly, and you’re left with a measly 15%. I’m guessing that you probably won’t attempt to fill that bucket more than once or twice before you either fix the bucket or get...
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...

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