One of my favorite discussions to have with parents is based in Matthew 25. The passage defines hospitality and sets the course for the church’s mission around the world and in our streets where there is so much need. Feeding, welcoming, clothing, tending, visiting.Continue reading »
When our family gathers for holidays, one of our traditions is to look for people who don’t have family nearby and invite them to join us for our holiday gathering.Continue reading »
Compassion is kind of like reading or doing cartwheels. You can’t learn it without doing it…and you can’t fake it. Your kids are very intuitive about certain things—like feeling your compassion for them and others.Continue reading »
Compassion is a dangerous feeling. It goes beyond kindness, even beyond love. We don’t always like to face the suffering and pains of the world.Continue reading »
As a parent of three active kids, I spend a lot of time in our minivan. It’s messy, cluttered with straw wrappers and stained with muddy shoe prints and spills. Life happens in that van.
It was a day that started like most of our days. We were strapped into our seatbelts, waiting, waiting and more waiting at the longest stoplight in America. You know the one—it’s just like the tortuous stoplight that is situated between you and your most frequent destination.Continue reading »