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Mike Tiemann

Mike grew up in northern California and grew to love writing while studying English at the University of Puget Sound. He and his wife Julie live north of Atlanta, Georgia, and have been married since 2001. They have two growing daughters who know that church is the most fun and exciting place on the planet!

Episode 78

PCL 78: How to Raise Confident Kids

Mike Tiemann, large group director for 252 Kids at The reThink Group, joins host, Kristen Ivy, to talk about how to instill confidence — yet maintain humility — in kids… Read More
how to make it through when things get tough

Family Life

How Do We Make It Through When Things Get Tough?

So what did we DO about it? How did we make it through? We were determined. We persevered . . . step by step, day by day. That’s a story… Read More
The rewarding work of remembering

Create A Rhythm

The Rewarding Work of Remembering

Call me sentimental, but I’m a big believer in making memories. I’m also a big believer in capturing those memories for later. It’s not that I don’t enjoy living in… Read More
Bring the Family: The Value of Serving Together

Family Life | Imagine The End

Bring the Family: The Value of Serving Together

Be honest. How do you feel when you hear the word “service”? Does it fire you up? Or does it make you feel a little guilty? Maybe it’s a little… Read More

Character and Values

Choosing to Trust in the Moment

One of the things I admire the most about kids is the way they live in the moment. They don’t have to be responsible for things like retirement plans .… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life

Why You Should Go on an Adventure with Your Family

I come from a family of campers. Tent campers, to be exact. I suppose it’s always been in my DNA, with parents who loved National Parks and toured us all… Read More

Character and Values

We’re All a Work in Progress

As our kids grow from toddlers to kindergarteners to preteens and teens, a funny thing happens. Our focus shifts. We no longer worry so much about just keeping them alive.… Read More

Family Life

Write Your Own Narrative

Do you ever wonder how this type of thinking might affect our kids? At school and with activities, they’re getting more and more specialized. They define themselves early on as… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

Helping Kids Come Alive

“Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.” That’s what Donovan sang way back in 1965. Sure—on the surface, it’s a sweet ode to his true love.… Read More

Celebrations | Character and Values

What’s on Your Christmas List?

You probably have lots of vivid memories that come to mind when you remember celebrating Christmas as a kid. Read More