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K. Sloan
Cleveland, OH
Youth Minister (Rockin the PCUSA), I love basketball, music, reading, writing and working out/staying active.
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Bob excelled at math in school. He graduated high school and enrolled in a couple computer science classes during his freshman year of college. Computers, like math, came easy for Bob. He decided to major in computer science since it seemed like a great fit for his strengths. He graduated... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at Break the Mold
photo © 2005 marya | more info (via: Wylio) Take a minute and think of all the conversations over the past twenty four hours. Was everything you said completely truthful and honest? I bet it wasn't. From the time we are sitting in class in kindergarten to decades later as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at Break the Mold
photo © 1963 The U.S. National Archives | more info (via: Wylio) Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., a man who sought radical change and transformation for his country. Martin Luther King knew that the system was broken in the United States. He understood his country... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at Break the Mold
Thanks for being a part of it. Lets collaborate again the future! Kristen
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2011 on The Catalyst for Radical Change at Break the Mold
Thanks so much for contributing. I had high hopes for this collaboration and it turned out better than I imagined. Glad you enjoy the blog, its been so much fun and empowering. Hope to work together again in the future! Kristen
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2011 on The Catalyst for Radical Change at Break the Mold
photo © 2010 Schristia | more info (via: Wylio) Today's post is the third post in a series on radical change. The first post, The System is Broken reminds us that radical change isn't a quick easy fix. The second post, What System is Broken? challenges you to figure out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2011 at Break the Mold
photo © 2009 Giuseppe Giuliano | more info (via: Wylio) Today's post is the second in a series on radical change and transformation. You can find the first post, The System is Broken here. Also, tell your story on twitter with the #radicalchange tag. In 2011, Jill wants to live... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at Break the Mold
photo © 2009 Sarah | more info (via: Wylio) A couple days ago, I met with my core team for the student ministry at Forest Hill Church. The core team oversees the student ministry at the church. Composed of students, parents, adult volunteers, and me (the director of student ministries),... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at Break the Mold
photo © 2009 lululemon athletica | more info (via: Wylio) In my last post, I detailed the goals I set in 2010 and how I did or did not reach these goals. Although setting specific goals worked for me in 2010, I am not setting specific goals in 2011. Why... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at Break the Mold
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At the end of the year, people have a tendency to set goals and resolutions to empower them to start the new year well. Often a few months down the road these goals and resolutions disappear from our minds. Last December, I took some cues from Chris Guillebeau in my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at Break the Mold
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As 2010 draws to a close, the next few posts at Break the Mold will review the past year and look ahead to what’s in store in 2011 for Break the Mold and myself. I hope they will serve as a tool for you as you reflect on your year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2010 at Break the Mold
photo © 2009 Robert Dobalina | more info (via: Wylio) Reverb10 Prompt: Appreciate. What's the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? In the digital age, the vast majority of us spend hours at our computers every day.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2010 at Break the Mold
Reverb10 Prompt: Action. When it comes to aspirations, its not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen. What's your next step? photo © 2006 Louise Docker | more info (via: Wylio) Since I was a kid, becoming a writer and a women’s college basketball coach have been my dream jobs.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at Break the Mold
photo © 2006 Chris Metcalf | more info (via: Wylio) This winter, I am coaching one of two girls freshman basketball teams at Mentor High School. I love coaching for a few reasons. First, I love basketball. I live and breathe it and love any opportunity to be part of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at Break the Mold
Thanks Laura! Welcome to Break the Mold - hope youll stick around :)
photo © 2007 Karl-Ludwig Poggemann | more info (via: Wylio) December 10th Reverb10 Prompt: Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? December 11th Reverb10 Prompt: 11 Things. What are 11 things your life doesn't need in 2011? How will you go... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2010 at Break the Mold
Today's Reverb10 prompt is Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful. I remember when my teacher, Mrs. Sementelli, took the day to teach the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at Break the Mold
Lydia - Thanks for the comment. Reverb10 is just a blogging initiative to get people writing and reflecting as a community. Welcome Jen - I hope you enjoy what you find!
Today's Prompt: Community. Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011? Community is one of the core values of Break the Mold. I believe strongly in the power and responsibility of being engaged... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at Break the Mold
From Drop Box The Reverb10 Prompt: Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it? I read the prompt this morning and it took me all day to figure out... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Break the Mold
In July, I moved from NC to Ohio, but Im still paring down more possessions. Im living in a smaller space than I was so its been a constant process. Plus, Ill be moving again in spring when I move in with my fiance. I usually try to think of the last time I used an item. If I cant remember, then I should probably get rid of it whether that means selling, giving away or trashing it.
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2010 on Letting Go and Moving Forward at Break the Mold
A friend's comment on facebook to this post: I don't believe we have to let go of people we love and who love us even as we evolve and grow in different directions. We are meant to grow -- I don't believe God believes in stagnation. This summer I made a very conscious effort to reconnect to two childhood friends I hadn't seen in 23 and 16 years. It was a joy to see them again and spend time with them. They are a part of who I am and that will never change. You are a part of RRPC and that will never change. about an hour ago. My response: I agree with what you're saying. But at some level there has to be some release and understanding that it's time for a new direction and growth. Otherwise we are stuck in the past.
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2010 on Letting Go and Moving Forward at Break the Mold
photo © 2007 Jason Taellious | more info (via: Wylio) Today's Reverb10 Prompt: Let Go - What or whom did you let go of this year? Why? Letting go and moving forward are two current themes in my life. I have experienced many transitions and changes in the past year.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Break the Mold
Thanks for the link! Im glad someone is on the same page as me :)
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2010 on Finding a Sense of Wonder at Break the Mold
photo © 2007 Eric Ward | more info (via: Wylio) Reverb10 Prompt : Wonder How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this past year? Yesterday, I read the reverb10 prompt and immediately knew what to write about. The words flew onto the page. Today, I read... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at Break the Mold