youth group

Be Brave Anyway

by Kim Patton • October 14, 2019

Jadyn is a petite 13-year-old with long, straight, strawberry blonde hair that sways back and forth from her ponytail when she walks. She is the kind of teen that leaders love because she still gives hugs. She has a sugary sweet smile and laughs at the older boys in our youth group when they shove donuts […]


Around the World in 30 Years

by Kim Patton • July 15, 2019

My 30th birthday is coming up in a few days and I wanted to celebrate the places my feet have landed in the past thirty years. My reflections uncovered memories across three continents, multiple countries, and dozens of cities; a mixture of ordinary and eclectic, hometowns and once-in-a-lifetime excursions. One thing I have learned is […]


Far From Home

by Kim Patton • May 20, 2019

I hang out with kids a lot these days. Whether I am teaching school-age kids in a classroom setting, mentoring girls, leading Children’s Church on Sunday morning or hanging out with friends that are mothers; I am not far from a gaggle of kids. I love holding a newborn baby after wrapping them in a burrito-swaddle. […]