Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Resurrection Day!

"He is risen!" "He is risen, indeed!"
I'm not always a super big fan of long-lasting traditions, but I LOVE the call and response "He is risen" we get to hear every year when we celebrate Jesus' resurrection! I hope whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you do, etc. that you come to know Jesus' love. He died for your sins and then conquered death so we can live forever with Him! Happy resurrection day! 

For anyone else who may be reading this that is not a believer, just know I love you. And God loves you. Even if you don't believe in Him, I hope that knowing at the very least that I love you means something. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

20 Awesome Autism Speaks Products

April is Autism Awareness month! I am a psychology major and have friends and family that have autism, so this is a subject near and dear to my heart. It is so unfortunate how people view mental illness in general, but when someone has autism, people think all they have is a weird problem that they need to grow up and get over. Well, guys, let me tell you, autism is something you can't just "get over" it's a part of someone just like we all have personality traits that may not be "desirable" that are a part of us. We need to stop viewing people with autism as people with only negative traits and people with strengths and weaknesses that are just different than ours.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Homemade Amish Mac N Cheese - Easy One-Dish Recipe!

          Okay, I just looked at it, and that title is kind of misleading. We aren't Amish. Haha. We got this recipe from an Amish cookbook that his parents bought in Amish country, and my husband LOVES to make this for whatever potluck we got to b/c it's such a lazy, easy, cheesy, delicious dish. You don't even need to precook the noodles! I make this a lot for our church potluck and it always goes! We always add some sort of extras such as paprika (though not Amish, my husband is 3/4 Hungarian) or garlic powder just to give a little something extra. I'll try to find out what book it is if you would like to get it, but I have a feeling it's not something you could just buy online or at a bookstore. Anyway, here is the best from scratch mac n cheese you'll ever have! Recipe after the jump...

The Alphabet Game: A Road Trip Classic & 5 Variations For MORE Fun!

The ever-popular and classic Alphabet game. Keeping families and friends from being bored since..... well, since road trips happened... Anyway, I found that while the game is fun in and of itself, it can become dull when you play it every trip, so I came up with a few variations to keep it interesting! Keep reading after the jump!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

50+ Essential Things To Bring On Youth Ministry Trips

Are you a youth leader that can't figure out what hings they may need to pack for a youth conference? Are you worried you're forgetting something? Well, I've got a ton of ideas for you! You'll never be without all the useful things youth leaders should have with my handy dandy list that I developed myself. Over 6 years of camp and missions trips in Junior High and High School as well as my experiences being a leader for the past 4-5 years have prepared me well, and I hope it prepares you. Here are 50+ things you should bring on youth ministry trips and how to use them to help you survive. :)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Disneybound Outfit: Mary Poppins!

My youth group and I will be taking off this week for Baptist Bible College where we will be attending a youth ministry training. I'm excited for one day in particular when we will be playing a conference-wide game of Clue and a day to dress up as Disney characters!