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Indian Summer

One way of feeling more grown up is doing the work of grown-ups. Funny how the privileges are more appealing than the responsibilities, eh? Continue reading

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The Challenge of Teaching

It seems like there is nearly always some degree of tension in teaching a subject area that you really love… especially when you have to teach it to people who don’t share your enthusiasm. Continue reading

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Lost in Lincoln

You could say that I was a bit apprehensive about joining our youth leaders in an overnight trip to Lincoln, Nebraska, with over forty adolescents. On the other hand, you could say that I was nearly terrified but that would be, well, at least a slight exaggeration.
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Rite of Passage

we have largely lost the rite of passage that marks moving from child to man. In this age of indulgence and every kid with a cell phone by age nine, we have blurred the line that used to signal adulthood. Continue reading

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