• Compassionate Kids, So Glad That These Are Our Future

    November 6, 2010DishinandDishes

    If you’ve read my blog before, you know that both Mr. Wonderful and I are pretty passionate about working with youth.  These are a few kids from our Monday night small group. One thing we talk about over and over at our small group is to look for those kids that don’t “fit in” or…

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  • The Big Game Craziness

    February 8, 2010DishinandDishes

    Sometimes, I don’t know why we do the things we do. Well, yes I do.  We actually love it.  Maybe love is too strong a word… Call us crazy, but last night we had a boatload of kids over from our youth group to watch the Big Game. This was the scene looking out my…

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  • Teenager Lesson #2- Teenagers Need Boundaries

    December 2, 2009DishinandDishes

    Teenagers are free-spirits. Which is why they need boundaries.  After all, what are boundaries? If you have a fence for your property, you’re not only trying to keep your animals in and have privacy, you’re trying to keep things that might harm you out right?  Boundaries are most certainly needed by all of us, including…

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  • Fall Break and 412 Youth Retreat

    October 20, 2009DishinandDishes

    By Katie So, I’ve been silently absent from the blog for several days this week and not done a bit of cooking.   It’s been glorious. You see, we spent our fall break last week on a youth retreat with 130 screaming kids at Sky Ranch near Miami, Oklahoma. We slept in bunk beds. We…

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  • Girl's Nite at Our House…I'm TIRED!

    July 4, 2009DishinandDishes

    See the looks on these girls’ faces? Those looks come from staying up half the night and then having to wake up to cleaning this. And this. See the boys were having a “boys’ night” at another house, which pretty much equated to them trying to figure out a way to get the girls back,…

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  • Un-rigid Love!

    May 23, 2009DishinandDishes

    Here is Taylor again…I love that she messaged me on Facebook to tell me that she had a word from God!  I love it when young people have inspiration and are feeding their spirits.  I love it when a young lady has a voice in the world other than the line that society feeds them…

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  • Look Fear in the Face

    May 1, 2009DishinandDishes

    So, I want you to meet my guest author and a very special person to me.  Taylor has just tonight introduced me to Madea…and I have laughed so hard, I am plum laughed out. She is an incredibly strong and talented young lady who has always impressed me with her constant stand for her beliefs…

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  • All for the Glory of God

    April 27, 2009DishinandDishes

    Meet Kayla…senior in high school, worship leader in youth at her church, Senior class chaplain and looking forward to a life in service for Christ in Christian music.  You might recognize her from other posts…yes, she’s my daughter and the first to submit a word of wisdom from the mouth of a teen on Dishin.…

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  • Senior Prom the Way it Should Be

    April 27, 2009DishinandDishes

    This is Kayla and her friend Tyler.  They went to Kayla’s senior prom Friday night and we hosted a little get together with the other parents to take pictures at our house.  We did hors d’œuvres and sparkling grape juice for them.  Oh, and by the way, you won’t see any pictures of me with…

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  • Teenager Lesson #1 -Kids Need to Have a Purpose

    April 14, 2009DishinandDishes

    This is what you’ll see at our house on any given Monday.   Monday evenings, we open our house  to a small group we affectionately named wIrEd.  Why? I can’t remember…I think it was because they all used to come in with Monster and RedBull Drinks, but I’m not sure.  But it is an appropriately…

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