Category Archives: FEATURED

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Welcome New STOMP Youth!!!

We had a great first night tonight with our new STOMP’ers!!! They made their wall collages and added their footprints to our wall to claim their rightful place in their…

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Perseverance

That was our topic tonight. We started out with a great YouTube on ants. Yes, ants. Do you know they only nap for about one minute at a time and…

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eBay Challenge + Joy Stories = Doing Hard Things

The Joy FM is showcasing Joy Stories this year, stories that exemplify incredible and inexplicable joy in the midst of unimaginable circumstances. Tonight we watched their latest Joy Story about…

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Organizing, Sorting, Straightening, and Praying

We have committed to going once a month to the Lamplighter library to straighten the shelves, add books if needed, and do some general organizing. That was tonight! Doing hard…

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Chapter 11 and Another Do Hard Things Opportunity

It’s hard to believe we are almost done with this study! We discussed chapter 11 tonight, which was chock full of examples of young people who exceeded society’s expectations and…

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Respectacle!!!!!

Our Respectacle mission has ended!!!! The glasses are boxed and ready to ship. Thanks to everyone who donated, 23 people will be blessed with the gift of better vision very…

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Of Labels and Expectations

Tonight we went over our chapter 6 questions, which also marks the halfway point through our book, Do Hard Things. Then we watched the first half of session 2 of…

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Lamplighter Fall Festival!

As you all know, in STOMP, the youth are learning to do hard things, exceed the low expectations of them that society sees as the norm for teenagers. Last Thursday,…

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5 Kinds of Hard

Tonight we discussed chapter four and reclaiming the teen years as the launching pad of life. We talked about “kidults,” those people who, by definition of age are adults, but…

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Breaking the Chains

Tonight we discussed chapter three. In this chapter Alex and Brett talk about the shackles teenagers have on their minds that keep them from feeling like they are capable of…