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02 April 2012 ~ 2 Comments

The shortest post of the club so far….

After reading this book, where do you see some easy steps forward (low hanging fruit if you will) in the following mission: Helping parents indentify themselves as the primary faith formers of their children and giving them some practical tools to do so.    

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26 March 2012 ~ 3 Comments

A practice scenario

This was another chapter chock full of very practical ideas.  I really liked the concreteness of what they learned about the first two weeks of college and the intentionality that they encourage parents to have in the last school year and summer. Our community is unique in it’s college preparation, as there is a great […]

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20 March 2012 ~ 3 Comments

Do I get service hours for that?

In our community and parish there is a strong ethic of service.  Mission trips are very well attended in our adult, youth, and children’s ministries.  Our kids are highly motivated to earn their service hours for honors clubs or graduation recognition through school.  This is a community and church that loves to serve. Sticky faith […]

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12 March 2012 ~ 3 Comments

It’s hard to escape a web

This chapter did a really good job of including things that a family can do together as well as things that we can do as a church. Creating a network of families intentionally for faith formation seems a little contrived, but it would be nice to let this develop more organically with a goal in […]

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05 March 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Just do it

It’s so interesting to me to read this chapter, because the activities they talk about throughout the chapter are exactly the type of things Melissa and I do in our relational work; looking for conversations during long drives, highs and lows (where have you seen God working?), transparency (doubts, telling our stories, talking about mistakes), […]

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27 February 2012 ~ 4 Comments

What Really Matters

I really liked the way this chapter got practical.  While some of this stuff they talked about seems really simple things many families already do (creating rituals at Christmas, for example), seeing those items as important parts of faith development is very good information. I am struck that many of our families, including my own, […]

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20 February 2012 ~ 6 Comments

Buying Gas

When I was a kid I thought my dad (an accountant) was such a cheapskate.  Whenever we wanted something new, we were encouraged to check the outlet store first.  Generic soda and other generic groceries were a part of our kitchen.  And my dad always knew where the cheapest gas in town was, and usually […]

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07 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Bolivia Day Two

I am currently on a mission trip in Bolivia with a team from St. Michael´s and a few other members of the board of Amistad. Read more about Amistad here This is my Monday Blog, I´m working on one for Saturday and Sunday as well.  Please excuse any spelling and formatting errors, I´m working from […]

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12 January 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Another Resource- Every Picture Tells a Story

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12 January 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Social Networking and Middle School Students

Social Networking and Middle School Students

Mark Oestreicher, a veteran youthworker and youth ministry guru, has a great article about how to handle social networking with the middle school students we work with.  Here’s the money quote? A Rule to Live By Here’s a rule I try to live with as a middle school youth worker: I never want to join […]

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