Tonight in youth, Tim talked to the kids, as he does at least once a year, about wearing masks. 

In the end, each student received a mask and a Sharpie Marker. 
The purpose was to draw or write on the mask the things they hide behind. 

One of the girls gave hers to Mia! Sweet huh?? 

They look cute and harmless...


A few (five) brave souls got up to speak...this is some of what I heard...

--favorite coach died/was killed
--out-of-control autistic brother who becomes violent
--divorced parents/doesn't hear from dad
--doesn't really know who they are because they wear so many masks
--pretends to have a perfect family...but doesn't
--wants everyone to believe it doesn't matter what others say about them...but it does
--bullied almost everyday
--rumors spread about previous relationships
--pretends nothing hurts...but it does
--says to themselves--Just Get Over It!...(but obviously haven't)
--accidental death of Grandma--no one wants to talk about it
--family tension
--two-year relationship ended & having a hard time moving on 
--covers up emotion with friends so they don't have to answer questions

That's just what I remember!

That was 5 out of 36...

My heart hurts...

If we would just take 5 - 10 minutes with these kids...and really care about their world...our problems might not seem so crazy!

When was the last time you looked deep into yourself and found the real you...and shared with someone who you really are? When was the last time you took time to listen to someone else? Really listen...not rushed or in passing...but.really.listened?

Just wondering...

You may also like

No comments:

Total Pageviews

Blog Archive

Powered by Blogger.


Looking for a speaker for your next coffee, luncheon, Bible study or retreat? Kristi speaks on a variety of topics including but not limited to:

Victorious Living: Overcoming Your Failures

Dreaming Big

Trusting God

Adoption Advocacy


Kristi's delivery style is humorous and light, yet deep with meaning and full of God's Word. She is transparent about her own struggles and uses her everyday experiences to give women hope that they can wear a crown of beauty instead of ashes.

Email or Call 620-218-2797 for more information.
Or contact me here.