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More Than Just Pretty by Jessie Faerber – BOOK REVIEW

What a gorgeous cover! I was immediately drawn in by the title and the painted rose... However, at first I had no idea that this was a book targeted at a younger audience. The author writes at the start that 'this book was written for the girl who's trying to figure out who she is.'… Continue reading More Than Just Pretty by Jessie Faerber – BOOK REVIEW

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An interview with Joel Preston – leadership, youth work and discipleship

It was great to catch up with Joel Preston who I met during my training year with South West Youth Ministries. We talked about his heart for young people, leading well and gave some top tips along the way. Thanks for joining us here Joel! Tell us a bit about you! (your faith journey, background… Continue reading An interview with Joel Preston – leadership, youth work and discipleship

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Facing fear with leaps of faith

What do trampolines, youth work and public speaking have in common? For myself, they have all at one point in my life conjured up a sense of fear. Laugh if you want to, but I am sure we all have different fears and I choose to share three of mine with you (yes, I have… Continue reading Facing fear with leaps of faith

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Transformation: TAG Conference 2016

Let me tell you a story. The 25th-26th October was the third annual TAG Conference,┬ámy first experience of TAG and I hope it will not be my last. It was absolutely brilliant. Me and three young people who come to some of the youth groups at church went to Tiverton in Devon for two days… Continue reading Transformation: TAG Conference 2016

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The life of a youth work trainee aka ‘Youth Ruth’

'Youth Ruth' was a nickname given to me from some of the youth in my church. There are other Ruth's that make up our congregation (surprise, surprise given the biblical name!), so this was a way to set me apart from the other Ruth's. It also rhymes with 'youth'. Bonus. I'm a youth worker in… Continue reading The life of a youth work trainee aka ‘Youth Ruth’

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School Days… ~ The Loft ~

  Graphic by Kerry Messer   #TheLoft   To Participate: 1. Be creative. We provide the topic. You feel free to use words, photos, video, audio, your family pet, whatever, to communicate on the weekly topic. 2. Listen twice as much. If you leave one link, visit two. 3. Be a community. Include #TheLoft graphic… Continue reading School Days… ~ The Loft ~