Scariest 10 minutes of my day.

on July 20, 2010 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 5 comments by

Well, this will keep you [ME] up at night and make you [ME] rewrite and reread every talk you [I] have planned for Lake Geneva to make sure that you’re [I’M] not a total tool.

[This video is obviously a parody. But maybe close to true? Sc-uh-air-eeee. Scary.]

Thanks to my awesome friend Missy at It’s Almost Naptime for reminding me of every single thing I don’t want to be. Ever.

Except that sweet girl at the end. I wanna be her.

Youth ministry is hard.

My stomach hurts.

[By the way, I’m not freaked out. I’m just very aware of the weight of the responsibility that all youth workers- be it volunteers or speakers or youth ministers or parents- have, and watching this video was like having someone scream in my face DON’T TRY TO BE A BIG DEAL! And when they screamed in my face, they had bad breath.]

That’s all. Watch the video. Laugh at it. And then pray for people who try to show the love of Christ to teenagers day in and day out.

And… my stomach still hurts.


  1. Debs
    posted on Jul 20, 2010 at 5:07 AM  |  reply

    Parody yes, but it kina took me back to this year’s camp…many wanted to go up on stage…but God truly works all things for the good…even when things are messy! We are called to test the spirits by the truth of the word!And yes, praying for the youth warriors is essential!

  2. posted on Jul 20, 2010 at 9:18 AM  |  reply

    Oh…my…word. My stomach AND my heart hurts.

    It cracked me up…but it breaks my heart, too.

    Typically I don’t have the attention span for a 10-minute spoof…but this? Like watchin’ a train wreck. Couldn’t turn my eyes away.

  3. missy
    posted on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:47 PM  |  reply

    “God’s word is living and active; it is powerful; it is more than I can deal with at this stage of my life.”

  4. posted on Jul 20, 2010 at 4:30 PM  |  reply

    Annie– (In response to “Twirling 30)
    LOVE IT! The Spirit has given you a beautiful way of embracing it. Trust you me, it was hard leading up. But my 20s were hard so I was kinda ready for a new decade. I am now 35, single with all sorts of longing and disappointment yet I still love my 30s. Who I’m becoming (who I’m not) and trusting in it all. Let me know when you have coffee withy Kathleen Kelley, I’d like to join!

  5. posted on Jul 30, 2010 at 2:17 PM  |  reply

    Haaaaaa! I work for the company that produced this video. I had forgotten about it. Thank you for a good laugh.

    And yes, it was definitely a parody. We used it for a Youth Minister’s conference we hosted a couple of years ago.

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