What has been linked to lower rates of risky behavior among teens? this daily ritual

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God is good

Last week was one of those newsletter printing, envelope stuffing´╗┐, stamp sticking kind of weeks.  Praise the Lord for great help, though!  We whipped through 1,100 newsletters in close to 3 hours flat, and the printer also performed marvelously — only 1 or 2 pages jammed that I recall. On Friday, however, I came in to the office…

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This post relates to Tuesday’s (2+2 = ?).  I heard a compelling message by Frank Peretti this morning on the subject of belief and absolute truth.  If you’ve ever read any of Peretti’s books, you know they are riveting, and his speaking happens to be the same.  You can access the message here:  What We Believe.  It…

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Property Maintenance Crew

Since it’s a cool 96 degrees this afternoon, there are more kids out and about than usual.  These guys and gals agreed to pick up trash on the property in exchange for a reward.  I think I did hear one of them mutter under his breath, though, “It better be something good!”  After gathering some snacks and juice, I…

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2 + 2 = ?

Under normal circumstances, one wouldn’t think that a problem like 2 + 2 = ? would generate much discussion.  However, in a room full of teenagers, you never know.  Some argued the answer was 4, while others wanted to make it 5.  I suppose the arguers-for-5 liked the idea of a math problem not always…

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Data

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released their 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book.  It contains reports of their research of the educational, social, econonomic, and physical well-being of children in the United States.  They have ranked Arizona 46th (out of 50 states) in child well-being.  For a quick glance at how all the states fared, check…

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Teen Camp Photos

As promised, here are photos from Teen Camp — nearly 400 of them!  All photos courtesy of Sandi Shipley.  Enjoy! Create your own free digital slideshow

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