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Caitlin is a director of Christian education with twenty years of experience in congregational and outdoor ministries. She is wife to a pastor and mom to three little boys. Caitlin enjoys gardening, home preserving, Jane Austen, and photography. Her life is powered by a lot of forgiveness and a lot of coffee.

Recent Posts by Caitlin Dinger

A Sourdough Lesson in Gentleness

But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. (1 Peter 3:14–16)

3 Ways to Engage Children and Youth with Daily Bible Reading

So, how are those New Year’s resolutions going? The ones you made to exercise more, make healthier food choices, spend more time with family, and spend more time in God’s Word?

You Are What You Eat: Helping Youth Spend Time in God's Word

“You are what you eat!” We’ve all heard it, right? And, at this time of year, with Christmas and New Year’s parties chock full of sweet and savory goodies that could tempt the cleanest eater into indulging, one might be considering a New Year’s resolution to watch more carefully what’s eaten—after January 1, of course.

Affirmation Overload

A friend on Facebook recently shared a picture of some journals with affirmations on their covers. You know the kind—with a loopy, fat-brush-style font telling you to “Make Ideas Happen” or “Be Humble and Rule the World.”

“Anyone else notice how demanding journal covers have gotten lately?” she asked.

Start With The Ending

A confession: I read the ends of books first. Last page, last chapter, whatever it takes to give me a quick glimpse into how things end. I live for spoiler alerts and barrel right past them, collecting tidbits of information about plot and characters, and squirreling it away in my memory for future reference.

Three and a Half Ways to Get a Jump on Next Year's Program

Ahhh . . . summer. For ministry staff and volunteers, it can be a much-needed time for rest and rejuvenation after a busy program year.

Planting Seeds of the Gospel

Despite the fact that spring officially began on March 20, its arrival seems to have been delayed in many areas around the country. In New Jersey, where I live, snow and freezing temperatures continued well into April, to the dismay of many a stay-at-home parent, desperate for a little sunshine and outside playtime for their cabin-feverish children. (Or, is that just me?)

The ABCs of Faith

🎵 A-B-C-D-E-F-G. . . . 🎵

Anyone with toddlers or preschoolers in their lives probably hears this song frequently. In our house, we’ve sung it so often my oldest son has even started augmenting the tune with his own claps and beats and alternate rhythms.

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