A Bit of a Reality Check.

February 16, 2008 at 2:54 pm (aww, jesus, kids, orchard valley, small groups, thoughts)

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This is Amanda. She just joined my small group a few months ago.

This morning at our FUEL meeting, I got to talk with Amanda’s mom for a while and she told me that Amanda has been trying to part her hair to the side “because that’s how Bekah’s is”. She also told me that the other day they were at the store and Amanda started running around the store whipping clothes off the clothes racks and chucking them in the cart. Her bewildered mom had asked what in the world she was doing and she said she was picking out Bekah clothes.

I’ve heard things like this from a few moms, which really makes me think about how I live my life.

These 6 year old girls want to be just like me.

I never realized how much of an impact I actually had on them. They want to talk like me, dress like me, do what I do. I’d better make sure I’m living every moment and breathing every breath for Jesus Christ and setting the best example I can.

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Webkins

February 3, 2008 at 5:58 pm (friends, fun, haha, kids, orchard valley, small groups)

I don’t really understand these things but apparently Hayley and I missed the memo that it was National Bring-Your-Webkins-to-Small-Group-Day, so in an effort to relate to our girls….

 we turned ourselves into Webkins. Haha. Beat that.

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Great Weekend!

September 11, 2007 at 4:07 pm (food, friends, fun, orchard valley, small groups, youth group)

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Yes this weekend was really great! Small groups went even more amazing than I had hoped. There were only 4 girls but I can already tell that it is going to be absolutely phenominal this year!

After small groups I went home with Hayley and we had some FANTASTIC subs at this cute place called MichaelAngelo’s and then I rushed home to grab my swimsuit and went to a youth group pool party at the Huebners’ place. It was a blast. There are SO many new kids, and they’re all mainly junior highers. It was really great being able to see them connecting to each other and having fun together. There are so many of them that are completely new to this whole “church” thing. They honestly don’t know how to act… they don’t know what to do. They don’t know that youth group is a place for them to be themselves. As I walked by on Sunday I overheard a group of kids talking and one mentioned that she was afraid of youth group. Now, she’s only been there a few times but it was really a hard thing to hear. I want to make it my goal from now on to make sure that everyone is as welcome as humanly possible when they come. I want to do everything I can and then let God do the rest.

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