Tag Archives: high school

thrash early, finish well

Today was my creativity deadline. As of today, all artistic elements of the video project I do for our graduating seniors each year are locked down. In the past, I have come to the final days (before the seniors and … Continue reading

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one-eared mickey mouse

I love my church. I suppose I would have said that at any point along my journey through several churches and parachurch ministry environments, ranging from simple and passionate, to manipulative and ultimately toxic, to healthy and vibrant. In the … Continue reading

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guest post – discussions that help students share

Wisdom from my friend Dennis Beckner from Saddleback Church in Southern California. OK, so we’ve never actually met, but we share a passion for volunteering and resourcing other volunteers like ourselves. His niche is leading high school small groups, as … Continue reading

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100%

When this all-male public charter school in Chicago started four years ago, only 4% of its students could read at their grade level. Every single one of these 107 seniors has now been accepted to a four-year college, with over … Continue reading

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different

What do you do with the kid who’s different? The boy who wears eye makeup and has black fingernails, the girl who goes through five shades of hair color every two weeks, the bookworm amidst athletic kids, the student who … Continue reading

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carrying capacity

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (Psalm 23:5) It is a good thing blessings are not in short supply, because if they were, there wouldn’t be much left for anybody else. I can hardly contain it all. … Continue reading

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