What You Must Do to Invite & Involve Youth (So They Want to Stay)

The pastor of a small church encouraged his congregation to reach out to young people and make them feel welcome. “Our youth are important. We need you,” he insisted. “You are our future.” Everyone applauded. Unfortunately, no young people were in the audience to hear...

How to Be a Good Role Model

I recently asked a group of adults to describe important qualities they believed young people look for in a role model. They said a strong role model is fun and has a great sense of humor. Someone who understands what it’s like to be a kid. Someone who wants to...

Use Your Core Values to Make Moral Decisions

“If your skin is on the shiny side, stop by your local Starbucks, grab a handful of napkins, and shove them in your purse. They’re free,” suggested a beauty tip in a popular health magazine.  “Don’t feel guilty about pilfering from the coffee conglomerate.  If...

Guardian Angel in the Classroom

“I want to do something splendid … Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead,” wrote Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women.   I read Little Women in 1968; 100 years after it was first published. “A significant emotional event can be the...

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