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Beware of New Year’s Resolutions – Youth Ministry Christian Article

by Jamie Roach What do you hope for your children in 2020? If you could wave a magic wand and your children would grow or improve in one area of their lives, how would you want them to be different? Perhaps you wish they would be more kind to their siblings or more respectful to their parents? Or maybe you think it would be great if they started a new habit of picking up after themselves or always saying, “please”…

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Waiting Together | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

by Jamie Roach “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  (John 1:14) The Season of Advent has long been a central beat of the church calendar helping people stay in rhythm with the Holy Spirit throughout each and every year of their lives. A lot of other songs play too. There are a lot…

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Practicing Gratitude | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

by Jamie Roach “The root of joy is gratefulness…It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”― Brother David Steindl-Rast C.S. Lewis writes, “Joy is the serious business of Heaven.” Wouldn’t we all like to have more joy in our lives?  Or how about more joy in the lives of our children and family?   According to verifiable data and research, there is a clear pathway to more joy. Author Brené Brown often talks and…

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Unlocking Secrets of the Teenage Brain – Youth Ministry Christian Article

by Jamie Roach   Does it ever feel like your adolescent isn’t thinking, doesn’t know how to act around your friends, is always arguing or takes too many risks? Do you ever feel like they are pushing you away or wonder if they really do hate you? Why is it when teenage youth are not with friends that they are absorbed in their phones?   As parents, we are often left feeling confused and at a loss when it comes to…

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