On My Desk: Getting Started Edition

September 1 Full Desk

Happy Monday, y’all. I’m here today to share with you a new series on this blog! To be honest, I’m pretty excited about it. In my life and work, I come across all kinds of resources, quotes, apps, and thoughts that I think about sharing with my co-workers. This is going to be a formal effort to share them with you on a fairly regular basis. I’ll do so by showing you a sampling of what is literally on my desk. Thanks for stopping by to check it out.

Party Party App Close Up

First up is an app called Party Party, created by my favorite bloggers. (Note: it’s only available on the iOS platform. Sorry to leave out those of you without an iDevice of some kind.) It is a perfect for documenting all kinds of action, with youth groups, retreats or your everyday life. You can easily create photo collages, GIFs, and stop motion videos; also, it can transform your phone into a photo booth instantly. All in all, it’s mighty fun. Boost your Instagram creativity with this little purchase! (Check out how we used it at #cgadventureday!)

Side by Side Close Up

Check out this book. It’s a beautiful look into the life of Bl. Mother Teresa and her relationship with Mary. It is a perfect tool for spiritual reading and entering more deeply into the life of prayer. (Thinking ahead to the holidays, it would be a great catechist gift!)
“The busier you are, the more you need an interior life.” This quote is literally hanging on my wall right now. I’d suggest you do the same in your office.

Marker Close Up

And, here is a quick recap of what else is on my desk:
School supplies. Who doesn’t love back to school shopping? These markers in particular are going to be used for a tool to teach my 7th graders in my Religious Ed class about kinds of prayer. A tutorial for this simple tool will be coming this week!
Summer memories. This summer was incredible, right? I hope you are all enjoying the fruits and graces gain from mission trips and camps this summer.
– Thank you to the individuals and Parishes who joined us at our first HS Adventure Day at Camp Gray. It was an incredible day (and night) of adventure, friendship and growth in faith. Be not afraid, my friends! Watch for a full recap post and video right here on the blog later this week.
Getting Started handouts. It’s not too late to connect us with anyone in the parish who may be new(er) to their roles in evangelization or catechesis for this series of training sessions. Find out more here!

I’ll give you more glimpses into what’s on my desk in future weeks! If you have any thoughts or suggestions for this new series, I’d love to hear them. Leave them in the comments below. – Lindsay

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