Category Get Real

Peace

Once a week I get to sit down during the lunch hour with groups of students at Travis Middle School. Last week I asked them, “In your own words, what is PEACE?” Some of their answers: “Being happy” “When you can relax.” “When things are happy and nice.” “When someone is calm.” “Silence.” “No harm […]

Giving Thanks

Every Wednesday, I spend a couple of hours during lunchtime at Travis Middle School.  I meet with a cross-section of students from each grade level for something we call the Get Real Club.  Basically, we sit and discuss life with each other, and give the kids oppotunities to be open and honest about their lives […]

Last day of Get Real Club

Wednesday was the last day of the “Get Real Club” meetings at Travis Middle School.  We ended on a really fun note by holding a mini-talent show. I enjoyed it greatly, even if half the acts involved singing and/or dancing to Justin Beiber music.  What really made me smile was the fact that the kids encouraged and cheered […]

This and that

Boy, I hadn’t realized it’s been so long since I last posted something.  I guess I’m still recovering from the Summer and things have slowed down a bit.  Here are a few items of note, however: 1.  I begin my Wednesday lunchtime “Get Real” program at Travis Middle School on October 7.  We started it […]

Lunchtime at Travis

Today I began a new, exciting opportunity at Travis Middle School, where many of the kids we minister to attend school.  A few weeks ago, a couple of the principals called and ask me if I might want to do something to help them reach out to some of the kids at the school.  Travis has a […]