Slow to Speak

I think I was a pretty good classroom teacher overall, but when I was younger and just getting started, I made a lot of mistakes. Like the time I made an eighth grade boy stand up in front of the room and tell us everything he knew about Jesus. It was one of those rare…

Slumber Parties

  When I was in the sixth grade I got invited to my friend, Teresa’s, slumber party and I was so excited.    “ I was scared too because I wasn’t completely secure in the whole spending-the-night-away-from-home thing. But I so wanted to go. My mother went all out and bought me a small tapestry…

Hot Dogs, High School, and Hunting For Bathrooms in the Dark

This weekend I’m going along as a sponsor on the youth group retreat at my church. I haven’t been to a retreat for high school students since I was one. In fact, the last one I went to was a disaster. Don’t get me wrong, we started out having a great time.  We played ping…