Passionately Pensive is authored by Alaina, a fellow St. Louis youthworker who shares thoughtful posts on youth ministry, church life, and life in general, always with a great sense of humor and irony. I particularly appreciate her recent post on why we need to rethink all those "food games" we so dearly love to play in youth ministry.
Nailscars.com is the work of Shane Yancey who describes himself as "an average youth pastor. I don't have all of the answers and some weeks it feels like I don't have any of the answers. I forget students names sometimes and say stupid things that hurt their feelings. I often find a good word picture or object lesson and build the lesson off of that instead of the other way around. I have put the finishing touches on a Wednesday night Bible study on Wednesday more times than I can count. I don't always pray as much as I should and I never study as much as I should. I try every new youth ministry model that comes from the "experts" and I have had at least 3 mission statements over the past 5 years."
Shane's website is truly an impressive offering of creative worship ideas, stories, dramas, poems, and resources that would be great for youth ministry or ministry in general.