August Editor’s Notes

August Editor’s Notes

About a year ago, we adopted a little grey shih tzu named Oreo. As you might imagine, Oreo had some bad habits, so we quickly enrolled him in dog obedience classes. After his first few sessions with the trainer, he learned to sit, stay, and walk on command. The next phase of Oreo’s training was to practice with me. The first session was rough. But then I realized if I follow the trainer’s instructions exactly, Oreo will obey my commands. As long as I obey the trainer, we all get along... Read More
Social Media Plan for Reaching Elementary Parents starting June 3rd

Social Media Plan for Reaching Elementary Parents starting June 3rd

Racking your brain for a way to provoke meaningful conversations between parents and their elementary kids in less than 140 characters? Well, rack no more! Below, you will find everything you need to cue parents this week through every major social media outlet from Twitter to Pinterest (so you can focus your brain power on posting the really important stuff—like that picture you just took of your cat knitting a sweater). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
First Impressions

First Impressions

It’s amazing how strong a first impression can be. Stop and recall some of your best first-time experiences as a kid. Teachers, sports teams and more, all hold either really great first impressions, or negative impressions for us all. It’s true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. As we do ministry, it is so easy to get caught up in the urgency of the “now.” We can forget that sharing the love of Jesus might begin with a win at the first impression your ministry... Read More
Social Media Plan for Reaching Elementary Parents starting May 27th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Elementary Parents starting May 27th

Racking your brain for a way to provoke meaningful conversations between parents and their elementary kids in less than 140 characters? Well, rack no more! Below, you will find everything you need to cue parents this week through every major social media outlet from Twitter to Pinterest (so you can focus your brain power on posting the really important stuff—like that picture you just took of your cat knitting a sweater). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
Synthesizing Happiness

Synthesizing Happiness

Last year, a trek on the interwebs led me to a fascinating Ted Talk by Dan Gilbert (author of Stumbling on Happiness). It was all about… well, you already know, since you read the title of this post. synthetic happiness While I confess to a hidden taste for Twizzlers, I generally try to stay away from synthetics. All natural is the way to go, right? Gilbert says “no.” And he says it for good reason. The basic premise of his talk, crafted from a purely scientific viewpoint, was that there... Read More
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