Tag: learning

  • Free their minds…

    Free their minds… and their hearts will follow. (Sorry En Vogure, I changed it.) Is the primary task of my ministry to cram as much of what I know into their heads or is it to teach them how to think? Rhetorical, right? Wrong. My actions say the former while my brain says the latter. […]

  • Tomato Apocalypse

    I just couldn’t take it any more. Our yellow cherry tomatoes were so severely overgrown, and no one would eat them, so I pulled out the two plants. You know its gotten bad when your harvest has filled all the baskets and bowls in the house and you’ve resorted to the bags the oranges came […]

  • Too much of a good thing

    One thing we are learning as new gardeners is that you have to time a crop so that all of your fruit doesn’t ripen at the same time. Right now, we’re sick of yellow cherry tomatoes and summer squash. You know you have too much of a good thing when your children won’t pick things […]

  • My 3 Caddy Rules for Ministry

    I’m a golfer. I’ve played the game off and on most of my life. More importantly, I love being around golfers. There is a joke among golfers that there are just three rules to a caddy’s job. “Just show up, keep up, and shut up.” That’s really how I feel about our burgeoning youth ministry. […]

  • What’s Good About the Recession?

    Our culture is inundated with the negative news of the recession. News outlets struggle to find fresh ways to accurately describe the words “the economy sucks” each hour of the day. The church has followed right along with the negative news. A lot of blogs have cited a report that church participation is on a […]

  • Megan is a reader

    Megan having fun Originally uploaded by mclanea My oldest daughter, Megan, is just like her mommy. Besides being endlessly sassy, sarcastic, and competitive… Megan is a hard core learner. Her latest weakness is reading long chapter books. We will send her to bed at 8:30, but she’ll stay up super late enraptured by her latest […]

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