May means…

graduations! Since the community around us is quite transitional, we don’t often get to be a part of a child’s life for the majority of their school years.  However, we have been blessed to know Diana for many years; here she is at a Kids Klub Christmas party in 2004 (pink and gray outfit).  Now she…

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Reloaded

The group of us that attended the Reload conference in L.A. over the weekend actually represented three ministries — Aim Right, Prodigal’s Home, and Paradise Valley Mennonite.  While we were eating at Panera Bread one evening, an elderly couple stopped to ask about our group.  Caleb did the talking for us and explained where we were…

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May Musings

A group of us are heading to the Urban Youth Worker’s Institute Reload conference in L.A. next weekend.  Some of the workshop options include: The Messy Art of Helping Hurting Kids, 3D Mentoring Perspective, and Reaching Your Local School’s Campus.  UYWI offers training that is geared towards churches and ministries that are working primarily with unchurched, inner-city youth. Teens…

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A Poem about Two Little Friends

A place to color, a place to play Was the art wall at Kids Klub one day, Until someone wrote “Andrea is gay.” “Please tell Andrea I’m sorry,” the little girl said. To which I replied, “Why don’t you tell her instead?” “But I’m scared to,” she uttered with dread. “I’ll go with you then, but let’s first…

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