Adults have much to offer to teens, and teens have much to teach us. This is hard work. Let’s get started.
Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post questioning whether or not kids should be forced to attend church. The feedback was overwhelmingly in favor of taking kids to church, for a variety of reasons. If we say we want kids to come to church, then stop engaging them, our actions don’t match up with our words. Just what are we prepared to do to keep kids, teens, and young adults in church?
It’s time to be completely honest: my family hasn’t been attending church regularly. After thirteen years, we decided we needed a break. Over a year later, I’m ready for us to return. Will my family want to come with me?
No parent, not matter how old your child is, wants to watch his or her child to be hurt. We need to find ways to rebuild our children so that they want to continue to pursue their goals. This time, we did this by praying for those who wish us to fail.
Our traditional family observance isn’t fitting so well at this stage of our life. Might Lent Madness? We’re about to find out.
Tonight I was blessed with a three-generation discussion about the Bible. I’m still pinching myself.
The call to put God first is very clear – but not very simple.
As we remember the Holy Innocents killed by Herod, we recognize the innocent victims of violence today.
Perhaps you know a person who can out-argue any potentially successful advice. Kaia could teach a class on how to shoot down suggestions of any plausibility level. I often want to roll my eyes and say “Ok, whatever, you’ve got it all figured out. Let me know how it goes next time.” This time, before I spoke, I paused and prayed for guidance, and God heard.
In Christ’s kingdom true power is found in humility and service, not ostentatious shows of strength and prestige.