Dear Universe, We’re out on a date for the night and our kids are home alone. Here’s our address and a map to our house. Sincerely, Mom and Dad That’s ridiculous. No parent would ever say that. I would never say that. Except we do it all the time. Sure, we don’t do it intentionally,…… Continue reading Your Smartphone, Your Kids, and Their Safety
He spoke to the Woman: “Do I understand that God told you not to eat from any tree in the garden?” Genesis 3:1b O, the temptress. I hear you in the shadows. You slither into my lonely moments and whisper in my ear. And yet… despite you. To spite you. Stomping you out! Ignoring your…… Continue reading If in Doubt… A Prayer for the Week
One of my favorite things to do as a kid was to climb trees. From first grade to sixth grade the most consistent place you’d find me (When I disappeared, which was all the time!) would likely be up in a tree. Until fourth grade it was all about hanging out with friends (literally) and…… Continue reading Climbing Trees
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBsA3wa5OGE Imagine how good this guy felt when he got the boat into harbor? What a metaphor for life! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt like this. Life is ugly sometimes. And just pulling into safe harbor is exhilarating.
About 10 months ago a group of people sat on Chris’ back porch talking about starting a youth ministry for our church, Harbor Mid-City. As we chatted, dreamt, and prayed about this ministry one of the things that came out was… “We want it to be a safe place for students to explore a relationship…… Continue reading Is this a safe place?