October 2016 Reading

I had enough time to make it through two books this month. One of them was a typical choice of mine- a book about youth ministry. The other was one that I came across on Instagram one day. It was a pleasant surprise!


The Big Ten by: Scotty Gibbons – This was a small and easy read. It was packed full of great information for anyone involved in youth ministry on any level. It covered many points- almost every aspect of ministry that you could think of. These main concepts include Campus Ministry, Discipleship, Small Groups,  Planning Events, Budget, Youth Leader Volunteers, Communication, Using Scripture, and Speaking. We have been in this area of ministry for many years, and we came across concepts that we had not yet applied to our group. Learning and Ministry is a never ending process. Don’t ever stop trying to grow.


Sparkly Green Earrings by: Melanie Shankle – This is the book that I found on Instagram one day and decided to check out. This book is written by a mother. She tells the true and hilarious stories that come with raising a child. I know people use the term “LOL” so lightly. In all seriousness, this book did make me laugh out loud numerous times. It was a pleasant read that made me remember so many instances from when my kids were little. This would be a great read for any mom that could use a laugh.  I did highlight one passage- “if you want to discover the new, you always have to leave the old behind. God can’t take us anywhere if we keep clinging to little bits of the past.”

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About jfulford01

Hello to anyone taking time form their busy lives to read my blog. I am a wife to an amazing man, who I am blessed to serve alongside in youth ministry. I am mommy to two amazing kids who I am privileged to be able to homeschool. This blog is out of my comfort zone and certainly me trying to be obedient to Christ. I love Him more than I care about my own comfort or awkwardness. Hopefully, this blog is honest, real, and transparent. I'm not a big fan of fake. The Lord is using it to bring growth to me...and I pray that in the process something about my crazy beautiful life might also encourage others.
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