Body, Part 2: Body Neutrality in Youth Ministry Spaces

Earlier this month, on the Women in Youth Ministry Blog, we began a series discussing the relationship between our bodies and the work we do. In that blog, I shared pieces of my own story with an eating disorder and how it has impacted me as a leader in Youth Ministry spaces. You can read […]

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Body, Part 1: Offering Vulnerability

I remember the first time I was afraid of my own body, afraid to put it out into the world as it was. I was only seven or eight years old in elementary school, and some boy called me a name that would haunt me for many years to come. This was not the trigger […]

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Claiming Your Call in Ministry

Grief is like water seeping from a cracked drinking glass–you don’t always notice all the places that its touched until you see the crinkled and stained spots that appear.  In the past seven years of ministry, I have grieved many things: the loss of community, the loss of support, loss of heart-felt dreams, the loss […]

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Cleaning Out the Fridge and other spiritual practices

Cleaning out the Fridge (and other Spiritual Practices)

If distracting yourself from any and everything was an Olympic event, I would medal every time. The problem with staying distracted is that it keeps me (it keeps all of us, really) from staying in the present moment. It shields our ability to imagine possibilities and dream of new realities. Most importantly, it keeps us […]

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