Youth Group Gone Wild
Happy Monday! I haven't been to school since Tuesday, so this day is going to be brutal. I'm going to have to introduce myself to my students again. And I had just learned their names…. That's all out the window. To simplify, I might just assign them numbers. Seems more time-efficient. Or call them all “hey you.” It worked when I was five.
Anyone watch the Grammy's? What is up with all the mens wearing such tight pants? I don't mean just a little snug. I'm talking pants that should come with a medical warning. How can you dance in those things? It's gotta be dangerous. Gentlemen, coming from someone who's tried to shake her groove thing in Spanx, which is like slipping into one of those Chinese water torture sleeves, it's not worth it.
So I'm speaking at an event in Rogers, Arkansas called Beautiful Girls. It's not about tween/teen girls looking their almighty hottest, but about how we're all beautiful in Christ. (Just wanted to make that clear lest someone think it was a Beauty Queen convention. Or a weekend for Bruno Mars fans.) If you're in the area, we'd love to have you. You can learn more HERE.I'm speaking Saturday and totally excited. But I need some help.
Before I got into the serious stuff with my girls Saturday, I wanted to talk about some funnier aspects of church life for a teen. Here's where you come in. What are some things that stand out as just part of church youth life? Lock-ins? T-shirts for events? Church camp? Bad food at church camp? Snacks on Wednesday nights? Texting during the pastor's message? There were about five of us in my high school youth group, so I don't really have much experience with this. Let's hear your ideas of what youth group was/is! Thanks, guys! Big help.
Oh. And happy Valentine's Day. Or happy Holy Day of Candy Reverence.