Hello Quick Takers! Man I can’t believe I haven’t written this post in over a month! I started writing these Quick Takes in uh December and had to delete all of them as they were no longer relevant as they were christmas related. OOOPS.
I know I’ll get a lot of hate mail for this quick take because Christmas just ended but Lent is less than a month away! Can you believe that? No I can’t either!
It is almost time for my 4th Annual Lenten Meal Plan Link-Up! I have some co-hosts that will be helping me host each, there will be round-ups and a link-up at the bottom of each post for recipe ideas. It will go up each Monday to let you use the week to get ready for Friday.
I’ll work on getting a blog button/image we can all use for the challenge in the next week or so.
Lately I have seen all these blogs come up about what is wrong with youth ministry and why young adults are leaving the church because of it. These articles annoy me because they are generalizations. Just because it happenned to one person doesn’t mean it happenned to everyone. That and I still think there are other factors like their home life and friends and other things you need to take into consideration. Anyway I read this article about why you shouldn’t group all these articles together and I really enjoyed it as it made me feel better as a Confirmation Catechist that gets overwhelmed when I read this articles that say my program is awful.
I know I have been kind of MIA over here but work has kept me busy and away from the blog. In 2015 I’ve decided to really work on growing my freelancing business and have already gotten 1 new client.
I took a class a few weeks ago about writing all the copy for my website (which is still a work in progress) but the class really gave me the confidence I needed to realize I can do this and don’t need to give up and look for a “regular job.” I also loved having a little mastermind type group to talk business with and talked with another student about how “regular jobs” aren’t that safe and people get laid off all the time (true story happenned to both of us several times).
I’ve been doing a lot of NAS Posting and finally answered these New Years Questions. Lindsay, Elizabeth, and Jeanine were three of the people I tagged and have already answered the questions as they are way more awesome than I at getting things accomplished. Oh yeah and then there was that emo post I wrote. I created my December 2014 Collage and will be posting my VERY LATE tl;dr for December soon…ha.
Printables are all the rage right now. I see them everywhere. So I am joining the club and working on making some printables made for my viral post. It’s getting all this traffic and I decided it needs some freshening up. Stay tuned I should get them up sometime in February.
This weekend I’m giving a talk at our Confirmation Retreat. I’ve given this talk a million times but you never know how each group of kids are going to react. The talk is on community and sharing/using your different gifts and talents with the community/your church which is kind of a vague topic for 8th graders. Any prayers would be appreciated.