Top 10 Transformative Christian Living Books

Top 10 Transformative Christian Living Books…Thus Far

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. Like most writers, I love to read! I read all the time. I enjoy all types of books –  fiction, nonfiction, funny, serious – just not sad, I don’t do sad. However, my favorite genre is Christian, mainly Christian living. I’m talking about nonfiction books that were written to challenge and grow you in your faith. I’m constantly recommending books within this genre to people…sometimes they ask, sometimes they don’t, but that’s irrelevant. So, I thought I would compose a list Read More

Lessons for Youth

6 Lessons for Youth about Their Youth Volunteers

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. I recently wrote about the things that I’ve learned about youth while volunteering as a chaperone for youth events for the past ten-plus years. Click here to read that post. While writing that I began thinking that there were some things that I would also like to make sure youth know about their volunteers. Now, of course, as with all generalizations, all of these may not be true for every youth volunteer in every church across the world, but I think Read More

What I've Learned as a Youth Volunteer

What I’ve Learned as a Youth Volunteer

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. Adam, my husband, has been in youth ministry for quite a while now.  During that time I have volunteered consistently with the youth groups, helping whenever and wherever I can. I don’t think that I’m an expert on youth by any means, and I would never want to speak for them. However, I do think I’ve learned a few things during my time in youth ministry, such as: **Disclaimer: I will be speaking in generalizations. I realize that what is true Read More

Radical Christianity (1)

Radical Christianity

We have to find a way back to the place of passion and conviction that we had when we first came to Christ…Y’all, Christ WAS radical. There is absolutely no arguing that. If we are not radical for Him, for the cause of Christ, I have to think that we are missing something…maybe everything.

What I Wish I Knew Pinterest revised

What I Wish I Knew (Part 2): Advice I Would Give Young People

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. This is the follow up to a blog I began last week. I will include the introduction again for context, but if you want to read all of Part 1, click here. For any of you who don’t know, my husband is a student pastor. This means that he is in charge of the youth and college/career student ministry at our church. Working with people in their twenties has caused me to look back at that time of life for me. Read More

What I Wish I Knew Pinterest revised

What I Wish I Knew (Part 1): Advice I Would Give Young People

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. For any of you who don’t know, my husband is a student pastor. This means that he is in charge of the youth and college/career student ministry at our church. Working with people in their twenties has caused me to look back at that time of life for me. While, I made very few mistakes and obviously don’t have any regrets (yeah, right), there is some general advice that I wish I could tell all people at that stage of life. Read More

Swimming with Sharks...Literally!

A Glimpse into the Kingdom

**Note: When I speak of the Church with a capital “C”, I am referring to the organization as a whole, not any one, individual body of believers. ** Recently, I have been privileged enough to get a glimpse into the Kingdom of Heaven. Really, I have had short glimpses of this since January. You see, in January I began substituting at the most amazing school! It’s completely unique and wonderful. It’s a mixture of special needs and general education kids and deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing kids. The kids all take classes together. In other words, there aren’t special Read More