RePost – President Johnson Sirleaf Part 1

The Nobel Prize Committee awarded the Peace prize this year to three women, including Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia.  I had a chance to hear President Johnson Sirleaf speak in 2008.  It… Continue reading

Occupy Sesame Street

    On a semi-related note to the Elmo hunger special, “Mother Jones” magazine has compiled the best of the twitter hashtag #occupysesamestreet.

Elmo and Hunger

Sesame Street is doing a Special this weekend on childhood hunger. This is so dear to me, many of the kids I work with aren’t sure where their next meal will come from.… Continue reading

Shame and Fear Busting Fridays – Who Are You Supposed To Be?

This list of questions has been helpful to me as I work on my own fears.  I came across a similar list in Stronger Than You Think about a year ago, and then again… Continue reading

Science and Social Studies Thursday Vulnerability

The two of them, the Man and his Wife, were naked, but they felt no shame. (Genesis 2:25 The Message) This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible.  I love love… Continue reading

Words and Wordless Wednesday – Laughter

Men Who COOK

*Note* I forgot to mention the date for this event – November 12 – from 6-9 Richard is participating as a celebrity chef at a fundraiser in November for Park Avenue Youth and… Continue reading

Tuesday Create Day – Crayons and Heat

This idea has been on quite a few blogs lately. like this one, and this one, and this one. But I didn’t have canvas, and I didn’t want my melted crayon art to… Continue reading

Music Monday – Bruno Mars: Just The Way You Are

Last year I was talking with one of the youth in my youth group. She is one of the most beautiful children I have ever met.  Not just in a, her soul is… Continue reading

Something for Your Monday Morning – Prayer for Macaroni and Cheese

ht – Matt Houchin and the Park Avenue High School Youth Group