Jesus turned meadows into classrooms. He took the ordinary environments and experiences of the people around him, and used them to help communicate his message. What would it look like for us to do the same thing today?
Do you ever find yourself quoting Bible verses to someone, only to stop and think if you really believe what you are quoting? In those moments, we are faced with the question of whether or not we believe what we know.
The number one cause for divorce in America is fighting over finances. I can understand why. When two people come together in marriage, they bring with them different views of handling money. The result of such a combination is frustration that leads to isolation.
Do you have a specific plan for how you are going to connect with your child’s heart?
Every leader knows that there are things you plan for in your week and then there the things that are unplanned. I come to the end of some weeks and realize I have been gone from home (especially nights) more than I’ve been there. Meetings, counseling, unexpected hospital trips, kids’ activities, etc., can easily push out the time at home in the evenings. I have found that even when we are at home there is homework and stuff around the house that keeps us all busy until bedtime.
Being a foster family provides many opportunities for good pictures. We currently have two foster kids. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, I hope pictures like these help give you a glimpse of what it looks like around the house.
As always, I like to take some good resources I’ve recently stumbled upon, and pass them on to my readers. It might be blog posts I’ve read, books I’d recommend, various videos I’ve found, or just random things that I find worthwhile. Enjoy.
Summer camp is a powerful place. I know that first hand. Over the past few decades, our culture has changed dramatically. Because of these changes, the impact that a week of camp can have on a child has only increased.
I managed to do it for almost 40 years. You might be doing it right now, and yet you don’t even realize it. Some of you know you’re doing it, you’re ok with the fact you’re doing it, and have no plans to change the fact you’re doing it. What is it? You are ignoring the orphan.
Being a coward is not difficult for me. I don’t like to fight. I don’t enjoy pain. Conflict with people closest to me doesn’t energize me. If given the opportunity between fight or flight, 9 times out of 10 I’d probably choose flight. How about you?