I grew up in one of the most conservative denominations in the United States, and it took a long journey to come to include and affirm people who are different from me. One of the people groups who I now embrace and love is the LGBTQ+ community. Most Christians still put this community at lengths;... Continue Reading →
My latest post is over at YouthWorker Journal--on the best practice I've found to get better at teaching: video-taping yourself. You can find the link here: http://www.youthworker.com/youth-culture/up-your-speaking-game/
I LOVE OVERNIGHTERS. They are exhausting, though. How can you hack a great evening? Check that out here: http://www.youthworker.com/programming/7-overnighter-themes-that-will-up-your-game/
I wrote a post a little over 3 years ago for another blog site with this same title and similar content...but so much about the way I view and talk about women in ministry has changed. So I rewrote it and now it's over at Youth Specialties. Click here to read!
The only thing Trump and I have in common is that we both cannot control our facial expressions. One of my favorite parts of our 7th Grade Confirmation is the "Questions Jar" that students can put questions about anything in. It says on it "Write ANY question you have down on a piece of paper, and Heather... Continue Reading →
Image by the Sketch Effect. My Orange Conference experience was a little strange this year--from the time I stepped onto the plane from the time I got back home to shower with no hot water...it was an odd year. :) Usually when I go to any conference, I feel overwhelmed with all that I want... Continue Reading →
I've been going through a salty season..."salty" meaning that I've been very irritated, angry, and negative. And since my entire life is wrapped up in the church--it would therefore make sense that some of this hurt has impacted the way I view that, as well. But Holy Week healed me. On the Tuesday of the... Continue Reading →
I loved Degrassi growing up--but didn't always relate to it. These days, Degrassi seeks to put on the screen what is going on in the halls at school. Click here to read more!
During Lent, our church has been focusing on prayer. This last Sunday I taught in our preteen ministry on listening to God. Doing a series on prayer has been very tricky with tweens--prayer is very abstract and tweens are very distracted. So teaching on listening to God? This girl must be crazy. But I think it's... Continue Reading →