Author: Julianna Shults

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Teen Suicide

I do not have children of my own, but every day I talk, laugh, play, and share God’s love with the students God has placed in my congregation and our school. I love these kids, my kids. My love for them is stronger than I ever imagined it would be when I studied to be a DCE. My heart breaks for them as I listen to their struggles and sometimes devastatingly huge hurts. I want to protect them from things in this world that would hurt them. I pray constantly that God continues to work powerfully in their lives....

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Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Fall 2010 Movies

School is starting and it’s fall again. One of my favorite parts of fall is that it is the time when all of the best movies of the year come out. (Is that very nerdy of me?) Production companies time movie releases very specifically, and fall is the time of year when all the movies that hope to be contenders during the award season take over the big screen to much discussion and acclaim. While the movies I might be excited to see may be nothing like the movies my teens are hoping to see, I still take time...

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Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Nerd

I am a nerd. I know this may surprise some of you who have never met me in person but it is true. I have always been a nerd, though it took me years to make that declaration publically and with pride. In Junior High I was heavy, wore big glasses, had braces, and liked SeaQuest DSV more than Saved by the Bell. I once wore a dress with cows and hearts on it to a school dance. I am socially awkward, though I’ve gotten better over time. I don’t wear makeup. I read too much. Last week, when...

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