Tag Archives: frustration

how to use a traffic circle

the burden of being the only driver in kansas and missouri to understand how to use traffic circles correctly has finally become too much for me to bear. please allow me to enlighten the uninformed majority. in all traffic circles, … Continue reading

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big boy pants (doing hard things)

i have a full time job. for most of my marriage to rene, i haven’t been able to say that. but it’s finally true! on august 2, i start in a position as a “youth specialist” at a facility in … Continue reading

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what to do w/ the kid u just can’t stand

More good stuff from Stephanie Caro at SmallChurchYouthMinistry.com. She shares some encouragement for dealing with “that kid” who can be so difficult you can’t even deal with him without God’s help. I find that those students are the ones you … Continue reading

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barely hanging on

Sometimes funk is more than a style of music. I found myself in a mental funk the other night as I reluctantly climbed on the elliptical machine after a really long day. It’s been a rough several weeks for me … Continue reading

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ten things that break my heart

far more kids signing up for summer camp as for a mission trip sports or other activities taking priority over church or youth group families thinking their child can’t go on (insert relationally strategic event) due to lack of money … Continue reading

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that one kid

Every youth group has one. At least one. So does every class, at least a few in every teacher’s schedule. Parents know “that one kid” at their child’s school or in the neighborhood. Some of you reading this were that … Continue reading

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head held high

Sandy: Still, I’m no stranger to heartbreak. Frenchy: Why? You got psoriasis? (Grease) I’ve never had a clue as to the context of Frenchy’s response in the classic film, but perhaps I could be forgiven for sharing Sandy’s sentiment that … Continue reading

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the right questions

To be honest, I really wasn’t looking forward to my One To One session at the Apple Store today. I was going for help with a topic that I don’t often get stumped on, and consequently I doubted that the … Continue reading

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gotta love em

Every time I’m tempted toward frustration by the squirrelly, goofy antics amongst my group of 6th graders, God smacks me over the head with a reminder of how much more He loves and cares for them. Much more than I … Continue reading

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