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Child - Junior High

The transition from children’s ministry to junior high ministry is a very critical time in the life of young people. It is important to develop a ‘Transition Strategy’ for moving children up to junior high ministry. 386 more words

Tanya Yuen

I don't have any babies left

I spent the better part of the first four years of my son’s life mourning my carefree, newlywed existence. I missed everything from sleeping, to nights out with Hubby, to time with my friends having adult conversations that didn’t involve bodily fluids (seriously who knew as a parent you would be talking so regularly and so openly about so much unpleasantness). 348 more words


We still need ritual!

In his wonderful book  ‘The Sacred and the Profane’, famed historian of religion Mircea Eliade observes that even modern people who reject the tenets of religious belief and practice are unconsciously nourished by the memory of the sacred. 440 more words

01 - New Posts: January 2014 Onwards

The New American Dream

One thing I’ve always been fascinated with is blog culture.

I grew up in an age where the internet was a very new, and rapidly developing resource. 461 more words

Weekly thoughts: unrelated

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks over here at Carlson Central. We’ve had illness and a return to health on a few fronts. We’ve had battles of wills and pestilence and dust bunnies. 740 more words

Mid-life Crisis

Mother vs. My Pretend Alcoholic Tendancies

I’ve never had a desire to drink. I just haven’t. Many see it as a rite of passage. I just see it as people making complete fool out of themselves. 82 more words


Rite of Passage -l- The Bathtub

Sometimes we just need to change.

To achieve this well, it helps to have a “Rite of Passage”.

Many tribes do this with their children when they come of age. 145 more words