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April-Lyn Caouette

April-Lyn is Chief Resource Nerd and a co-founder at Love Thy Nerd. Her passion is to help both nerds and church leaders alike learn to love their nerdy neighbors the way Jesus does—unconditionally, personally, and without reservation. She writes, edits, and solicits articles and training materials for Love Thy Nerd, and has also written for the UYWI blog, GROW Curriculum, and Explore the Bible for Students. She lives in Southern California where, in addition to her work with Love Thy Nerd, she is a freelance editor, tabletop gamer, avid reader, and gashapon collector.

Summer Camp Goes Virtual!

Just because most camps can’t meet in person this year doesn’t mean they have to be completely cancelled! Our Chief Resource Nerd, April-Lyn Caouette, met with our friend Jamie Harris of Satellite Gaming to talk about how they have been creating digital summer camps to keep students connected and engaged this summer.

How to Join an LTN Arcade Netflix Party

In order to join us for our LTN Arcade movie screenings, you need four things: a desktop or laptop computer (this will not work on a tablet or phone), a US-region Netflix account (or Netflix account that’s in a region that also has the specific show or movie we’re going to watch), the Google Chrome […]

Nerdy Quarantine Resource Mega List

Around the world, most of us are experiencing major disruptions to our daily lives in the form of stay-at-home orders, voluntary self-isolation, business closures, social distancing regulations, and/or nationwide lockdowns. How much this disruption affects us varies from person to person. For some of us, work can continue pretty much as usual, while others have […]

I Gave Football Video Games a Chance, and it Sucked

Trying a football video game gave April-Lyn a new appreciation for how non-gamers must feel when they pick up a controller.

Testing Boundaries on the World Wide Web in Hypnospace Outlaw

Hypnospace Outlaw brought April-Lyn on a hilarious journey down memory lane. But not all of her memories were rosy.

7 Games the Devil Uses to Get a Foothold in Your Life

Sure, Jesus loves games and all that, but here are 7 we think He'd think twice before endorsing.

April-Lyn’s Guide to Post-Con Blues

I’d been psyching myself up for the con for months, and I had an awesome time. Now, I’m home, and it’s my third day back to work. I should be ready to take on the world! After all, I just spent the weekend in my happy place, with some of my favorite people, loving and […]

The Ties That Bind – More Than Romance on Valentine’s Day

Spending time with people is work. There’s no way around that. Whether it’s a stranger or the person you know better than anyone else, it takes more than a smile and small talk to get through life in a way that makes all parties feel valued. These are the experiences that gave us pause and […]

How POG Throne Helped Me Rediscover the Joy of Chucking Things at Other Things

One of April-Lyn's favorite games at PAX Unplugged reminded her that sometimes, the best way to have fun as an adult is to temporarily forget that you're an adult.

Quarterbacking Sucks! Five Cooperative Games That Don’t

Cooperative games challenge players to work together to solve complicated problems. Here are our writer's top picks for co-op games that empower all players to contribute their individual strengths and talents to the team.