Trending This Week (May 30)

By Jacob Eckeberger on May 29 2014


Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week Audrey Assad shares about her latest EP, we look at some practical tips on getting students signed up for events, we visit a great conversations about what youth ministry can learn from schools, we showcase our favorite hashtags from the week, and include plenty of fuel for your Friday procrastination. 

Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week 

Mark Matlock (@MarkMatlock) shares PART 1 of his interview with Dr. Dan Siegel (@DrDanSiegel) about Dr. Siegel's latest book "Brainstorm: The power and purpose of the teenage brain." CLICK TO VIEW

Audrey Assad (@AudreyAssad) shares about her pregnancy, hope in the midst of devastation, and her latest EP "Death, Be Not Proud." CLICK TO VIEW

Blogs From Other Great Youth Workers This Week

Brian Mills (@BrianMills247) revisited one of his older posts that has some great practical advice: "How to signup students for an event." CLICK TO VIEW

Aaron Helman (@AaronHelman) started a great conversation with this post: "What Schools Get Right That Youth Ministry Gets Wrong." CLICK TO VIEW

Our friends over at DYM shared a post by Justin Knowles (@JustinKnowles3) that has some helpful thoughts for working with summer interns: "4 Realizations For Managing Interns." CLICK TO VIEW

This is a great post from Adam McLane (@McLaneCreative) about being present with our kids and it might be a good read for the parents of your students: "Two Dads Walk Into a Panera..." CLICK TO VIEW

Andy Blanks (@AndyBlanks) over at YM360 revisted a previous post full of encouragement if you're a youth worker that is feeling overwhemled: "Your God-Sized Task." CLICK TO VIEW

#Hashtags To Review 

Here are a quick list of some of our favorite #hashtags from this week. There is a ton of great insight behind each one. We pulled the twitter searches for each hashtag and made them clickable so you can easily view and scroll through all the youth worker wisdom in 140 characters or less. 

#MNUMC : CLICK TO VIEW - Great tweets about ministry and the vision of the church from the Minnesota UMC annual conference (@MinnesotaUMC). 

#RIPMayaAngelou : CLICK TO VIEW - Fans of Maya have been filling the twitter-verse with their favorite quotes and it's been inspirational to watch. 

Fun Things To Fuel Your Procrastination

50 Cent throws a baseball like a... well... me. But it's hilarious when he does it: "50 Cent throws Out First Pitch at METS Game." CLICK TO VIEW

Fair warning… This is one of those feel good videos so you just might cry a little. "Strangers Describe Their Flaws While People Behind A Two-Way Mirror Give Honest First Impressions." CLICK TO VIEW

The machines are taking over. "Google Introduces New Self Driving Car." CLICK TO VIEW

I'm not gonna lie, I've thought about turning my yard into a giant sandbox before. But this lady beat me to it. "Woman Is Officially Over It, Fills Entire Lawn With Sand." CLICK TO VIEW

Pictures of cheetos on instagram. Lots of them. Seriously. "Cheese Curls of Instagram" CLICK TO VIEW



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