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OMG: A Youth Ministry Handbook | Kenda Creasy Dean
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"Most contemporary young people operate far enough from Moses moral compass that it never occurs to them that OMG (oh my God, in teenspeak) has anything to do with the Ten Commandments, much less that it breaks one of them. After all, the phrase is a nearly ubiquitous adolescent throw-away line...Yet Christians should hear the phrase oh my God differently. Youth ministers, parents, teachersanyone who has ever loved an adolescentknow that OMG can be a prayer, a plea, a petition, a note of praise, or an unbidden entreaty that escapes our lips as we seek Christ for the young people we love." from the book Using six lens the authors detail current practices and tease out underlying questions as youth ministry becomes more self-consciously aligned with practical theology. Contributors include: Kenda Creasy Dean, Mike Carotta, Roland Martinson, Rodger Nishioka, Don Richter, Dayle Gillespie Rounds, and Amy Scott Vaughn.
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There's a reason I haven't been on here much in the last month.... and it's because this happened!!! Super excited! Crazy busy! And I've read SO many good books that I can't wait to share! Hoping to have more time for reviews soon now that the news is out!


Kappadeemom Congratulations!!👏👏👏 1y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 1y
Megabooks Congratulations! 1y
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DHill Congratulations! 1y
kspenmoll How fabulous! Congrats!!! 1y
DaveGreen7777 Oh, wow! Congratulations! 😀🙌 1y
Christyco125 How fantastic! 👏 Congratulations! 🍾 1y
BookDragonNotWorm @Christyco125 Thank you! 😊 1y
UwannaPublishme How cool is that! Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Omg what is happening!! A Buffy YA trilogy and apparently the Slayer isn‘t just a Slayer — but also a witch and Willow Rosenberg‘s daughter!! I need to process this brb


reading_rainbow Has anybody read anything from Kendare Blake? Is there anything you would recommend of hers, I want to read her stuff and get an idea of how she‘s gonna handle Buffy 2y
DinoMom Hoping this will be good. 2y
xicanti Her ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD was obviously Buffy-influenced, so I‘m excited to see what she does. 2y
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reading_rainbow @xicanti ok going on my TBR rn!! 2y
reading_rainbow @DinoMom me too!! 😭😓 2y
magyklyXdelish Omggggggggggg 2y
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OMG is the only way I can describe this cup from @Mommamanzi for #CBBC !!!!!!!! Thank you so much!! #OwlsRock

Mommamanzi I saw it and had to get it!!! I‘m so happy you like it! 3y
Jennick2004 @Mommamanzi wanna know something hilarious?! I have the exact same cup on my amazon wish list!! 3y
Mommamanzi Great minds think alike! We are one book behind so unfortunately, since I didn‘t receive a book last month you won‘t be receiving one this month. ❤️ 3y
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Anyone else had trouble accessing Litsy, like in the past 15 hrs or so??

sheshedbooks Only had problems posting stuff, but I could still view and like what's on the feed 4y
BookishMe @greenreads I was totally 'locked out' and couldn't refresh feed or notifications. Thank goodness, back to normal - YAY 4y
sheshedbooks @BookishMe ooh YEY 🙌 4y
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Buechersuechtling Here with me in Europe everything was smooth and as usual. But it‘s nice to have you back. 😀 4y
BookishMe @Buechersuechtling 🤗💌🤗 dismal night not being able to access Litsy. Thank goodness, having had worked, it wasn't a sleepless night. And Books remained faithful companions 4y
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Oh my gosh! @BridgetteM your list is so fabulous! I wish I had made mine longer now. There are at least 4 directly off my TBR.
Thanks again @monalyisha for the greT #newyearwhodis matchup

monalyisha You can always add books if @BridgetteM says she‘d like more! You guys are in control of this beautiful, literary ship now. ✨⚓️ Have fun! 5y
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Oh my gosh @CKlube thank you so much! You are too too generous. This arrived after the end of a really crappy week, and it really was so kind. I'm so glad I joined this #jb group.

CKlube I‘m glad you got it! Happy reading, and I hope you have a great weekend ☺️ 5y
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Omg everything deleted!!?? How did that happen!!??? Now I have to redo everything!!
Super sorry but everyone from #HelloFrom exchange has to redo everything because some how a mistake turned into a deletion. Excuse me while I panic!
Please email me if you participated @ selenaserenity@yahoo.com

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I‘m loving everything that was in my #CupidGoesPostal package! Excited to add these books to my #TBR list and get some already on their with the Kindle gift card! 😍 Speaking of my kindle, it‘ll fit perfectly in that adorable bag! I can‘t wait to wake my daughter up and show her the gifts she got as well! You are too kind @Vbrrgirl and thank you for everything!

Vbrrgirl I‘m so very glad you like your gifts! Happy Valentines Day to you and your family! 6y
Ajessgirl The Gilded Hour is one of my favorites! Hope you love it too! 6y
RebelReader This is a stick up! Gimme those reading socks! My feet are currently freezing. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 6y
Avanders Wow!! 💋💖🌸 I need to find me some of those reading socks too...... 🤔 6y
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Thank You,Thank You, Thank You @Bklover You completely went overboard❣️❣️❣️We had agreed upon one or two books to swap and you gifted me with 7❤️📚💚📚❤️📚💚I‘m sooo excited for the two cookbooks....as well as all the other books that were on my TBR🎉As you can see my daughter was equally surprised 😉😜please excuse her expressive language (she‘s actually a lovely young lady) 😘😘 you‘re awesome 🙌🏻Happy Happy Birthday💝 🎉🎂#LittensAreTheBest

Cinfhen @Bklover I honestly can‘t thank you enough💕💕I‘m awed by your generosity 6y
Pamwurtzler 😂😂😂 6y
Cinfhen I think my daughter might be the only person I know who isn‘t excited by #bookmail @Pamwurtzler 6y
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MrBook I love you guys 😂😂👏🏻👏🏻. 6y
julesG This is great! You s 6y
julesG Wanted to write: You should get your daughter a sing for the door "Mom's Post Box" or some such ? 6y
LeahBergen Oh my God!!! 😂😂😂😂😂 6y
Cinfhen Hahahaha, that‘s perfect @julesG 💕💕she would just love that!!! Thanks @LeahBergen @MrBook I feel like you guys really know our dynamics...glad we could make you laugh 😘😘 6y
Kalalalatja The texts between you and you daughter are amazing! Just what I needed to get my day off to a good start 😂😂 6y
Cinfhen Have a wonderful day @Kalalalatja happy to make you laugh 😍💟😁 6y
TrishB Awesome 😂😂I feel we should all send her some books! 6y
Cinfhen she would really flip @TrishB now if we all sent shoes.... 6y
GuiltyFeat Outstanding! 6y
Cathythoughts That‘s so lovely ✨✨did I see something about shoes 👠😱❤️❤️ 6y
Cinfhen @GuiltyFeat ask R about Niki....she would appreciate her candor😉 6y
Cinfhen Yes @Cathythoughts shoes & jackets seem to be my daughter‘s kryptonite 💥💥💥 6y
KellyK Is that Lonesome Dove I see??? What a great book! 6y
Tove_Reads As a vegan I approve! 6y
dariazeoli Veganomicom ❤️❤️ 6y
Cinfhen Yes! Great spotting @KellyK @dariazeoli and I‘m excited for the cookbooks as well @Tove_Reads 💚 6y
AmyG That‘s so lovely! I am tempted to ask....aside from the cookbooks and Lonesome Dove (great book) what other books did you get? ;) Your daughter 😝 6y
Cinfhen Happy to oblige @AmyG Tell The Wolves I‘m Home, Alias Grace, Devil in the White City & 6y
Cinfhen All from my TBR!!! So excited 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 6y
AmyG Oh wow...you got GREAT books! Enjoy!!! 6y
RebelReader I love the conversations between you and your daughter! 😜I can't wait to hear what you think of Five Days at Memorial after you read it! 6y
Cinfhen Thanks @RebelReader I've been wanting to read 5 Days for the longest time!!! 6y
L_auren Expressive language makes her more lovely, not less 😏 hilarious!! Love it 6y
HardcoverHearts Oh wow! Veganomicon is amazing! That, in itself, is a great gift. Congratulations! 6y
emilyhaldi Yesss, she‘s back!!!! 6y
Cinfhen I know @HardcoverHearts beyond generous!!!! 6y
Cinfhen Yup!!! She's back @emilyhaldi @L_auren she told me it would be nice if I sent her doorman $50 for all the packages he collects for me 😂😂😂I'm serious, that girl is hysterical!!! 6y
Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣🤣 whenever we meet up you have to bring your daughter too! 6y
Cinfhen Definitely @Reviewsbylola she's the best!!! 6y
Bookzombie This is the best! Your daughter is very entertaining. 😂 💗 6y
Cinfhen She is @Bookzombie 💟💟💟 6y
Bklover OMG I love your daughter!!! I tend to use rather colorful language myself. And you are the generous one- this was your idea in the first place- a wonderful idea! And you are welcome! It was so much fun picking out books for you from my shelves. I need to have a giveaway soon- I could have sent you more! Anyway glad you are happy!❤️❤️❤️❤️ 6y
Cinfhen I'm thrilled to have shared your birthday with both giving & receiving!!! You made my day!!! And glad to know my daughter's language was not frowned upon by u😆😘 looking forward to many more celebrations, Missy!!! Happy Birthday & best wishes for a Happy New Year💟 all the best @Bklover 6y
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I saved this one from the tornado damage pile just because it's ridiculous... I'm not sure why Sportin' Ladies: Confessions of the Bimbos by Herb Michelson is not in the Litsy database, but the inside jacket of this gem from 1975 promises the chummy and intimate confessions of a dazzling group of sports groupies.

My mom claims never to have seen it before, so that means this came from my late grandma's collection, making it 100x funnier. 😂

Bookcation74 🤣 6y
Clwojick OMG! Hahahah I would not be able to walk away from that book either. An absolute must read. 6y
Reecaspieces 😂😂😂 6y
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Sace That's awesome. 6y
LuLeeBelle I'd lose my 💩 if I found this 6y
TheKidUpstairs Oh my! I want to read it! 6y
suvata 🙃😂🙃🤣 too funny 6y
CrinolineDream Omg the outfits alone...gotta love the seventies! 😂 6y
Debiw781 😂😂😂 6y
Mamashep 😂😂😂 6y
tstan 😳🤣 6y
MaureenMc Omg indeed! 😄 6y
balletbookworm Omg, it's like the baller wives of the 70s 😂😂 6y
Reggie I used to watch The E True Hollywood Stories of the Rat Pack and Elvis and other celebs from that era, and there's this woman who was in at least her 60's saying how she had slept with some of them. And how one time she was baking a cake when Elvis came into the kitchen and more than the cake got done. Soooo I guess some of us collect autographs and some of us collect sexual experiences lol. Idk. Lolol 6y
sprainedbrain @Clwojick @RestlessFickleBookSlut @LuLeeBelle @TheKidUpstairs @CrinolineDream @balletbookworm I'm not sure if your local library will have Herb's masterwork, but I could certainly send it on to you when I'm finished with it. I'd hate for anyone to miss out. 🤣🤣 (edited) 6y
sprainedbrain @Reggie I guess we all need to have ambition and goals for our lives. 😂 6y
TheKidUpstairs @sprainedbrain shockingly, you're right, and my library doesn't have a copy! But I would love to read it when you're done 😀 6y
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Somehow my tiny gorgeous baby just turned into an amazing eight year old. How did that happen. Best thing, of course, is that she loves reading together and I'm progressively introducing her to more of my favourite books. #raisingreaders

BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 7y
monkeygirlsmama Happy Birthday! Love that cake. 🎂 7y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 7y
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Bookladylinda Awwwww, Happy Birthday!!!!! 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎂🎂 7y
Joanne1 @monkeygirlsmama thanks. She requested a chocolate heart shaped layer cake with blue icing and flowers. I reckon I nailed the brief. 7y
Megabooks Happy birthday!! 🎉🎉 7y
Robothugs Happy birthday to her! She's beautiful ☺️ 7y
CrowCAH ❤️ cake! My Mom makes heart shaped cakes for our birthdays too! 😊 7y
asiriusreader Happy birthday to her!!! 🎉🎂 7y
LeahBergen 💗💗💗 7y
Joanne1 @CrowCAH I used the same cake tin my mum used to make my birthday cakes when I was a child. 7y
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I just checked in on Goodreads to see my progress on my goal. It's not even the end of February, and I'm a quarter of the way there! I have to say it's #thankstoLitsy. The positivity, support, and mutual interest of this amazing community keeps me motivated to read #allthebooks. So, thank you! #bookpeoplearethebest

Reviewsbylola Great job! 7y
emilyhaldi That's great!! I agree- I am reading way more than I ever have in years past thanks to Litsy! 7y
RadicalReader @sherryvdh what an accomplishment congratulations on your goal 7y
rmej28 Way to go!! 🤛🏻 7y
KarenUK 🙌🙌🙌💕 7y
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I love it when I find the magnet board reflecting my current mood. #librarylife

Also, a thought I've had lately...who out there loves So-So/Pan/Bail reviews as much or more than Picks, even when it's a favorite book? Am I just a masochist?

WhatDeeReads I don't like that. I feel the need to defend my loves. They're my babies; don't hurt their feelings! 7y
LindsayReads @Lucky_Ladee I can appreciate that! I still can be defensive for sure, but I find I'm more and more curious lately to hear the reasons behind people's qualms. 🤓 7y
SuperPunkNinja I don't know that I like them more but they can be hella funny. 7y
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