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Recruit South Dakota Youth Delegates NOW!

Send a Youth Delegate to the South Dakota Annual Meeting and get an additional delegate for your church. In 2018, the delegates of the South Dakota Annual Meeting passed a resolution to amend the conference bylaws encouraging youth attendance at … Continue reading

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Transforming Thoughts: Learning Leaders

One of the things I love about the yoga studio I attend is that the teachers are often practicing along with students. When they are not teaching a class (and even sometimes when they are), they humbly take the mat … Continue reading

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Transforming Thought: Giving Thanks

I’m always a little surprised and delighted when I get a thank you note in the mail. It’s always nice to hear that someone appreciates what you do, particularly when much of your day seems occupied with criticism of what … Continue reading

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Transforming Thought: Wild Weather?

Earlier this week, I was listening to the National Public Radio show, On Point. Host Tom Ashbrook and guests were asking the question, \”What\’s Up With the Wild Weather?\” The unseasonably warm temperatures for most of the country this winter … Continue reading

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Transforming Thought: Permission to Fail

The events of Holy Week must have really felt like a failure to the first disciples. They had invested three years of their lives in learning this new message of love and hope, only to have those hopes crushed in … Continue reading

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Transforming Thought: Tending the Garden

Walking through a greenhouse, especially in winter, is like finding an oasis in the dessert. They have just the right light, warmth, water, fertilizer and, most of all, expert gardeners who tend their seedlings until they emerge from strong roots … Continue reading

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Transforming Thoughts: Responding in a Cyber Minute

Church people tend to fall into three general categories when it comes to technology: 1.) They are all for it and use it to relate to youth and young adults; 2.) They think that technology is an outright impediment to … Continue reading

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Transforming Thoughts: Meaning in Suffering

The natural instinct of all adults – whether they are parents, pastors, grandparents or just good family friends – is to protect children from the harshness of reality. We want to shield them from suffering; shelter them as long as … Continue reading

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Transforming Thoughts: Raising the Bar

“If you make it the expectation – rather than a request – that parents be in church and in Sunday school with their kids, you’ll find out that it happens. However high you set the bar, that’s where most people … Continue reading

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