every single child born into this multi-faceted, broken world comes fully equipped with imagination, possibility, love, light, and promise. All that from God, and then we fail them in so many ways.
A lot of civic prayers by local ministers tend to leave two-thirds of the audience excluded, offended, or both. Rather than drawing people to Jesus they have quite the opposite effect…
We have the freedom to bear witness to the light, but we also have the freedom – and the responsibility – to hold our neighbor accountable (in love and in the spirit of Christ)
When we are served communion it is as if time evaporates and Jesus is right there at the table, serving us the bread and the wine, offering his life for us
Children who have worked hard at play all day tend to get into less trouble, eat their food without complaining, and then sleep really well.
This is the story our church is telling, it’s the story of how God loves us and rescues us when we become “Shipwrecked” in so many ways. This week was all about Wake Forest Presbyterian Church being a strong lighthouse, standing as a beacon of hope, about nurturing the light of love and grace inside us, and of shining our hearts out in a needy, broken, often dark world.
This time I took the grandchildren and everything was coated with a fresh layer of wonder
I promised Rebekah I wouldn’t make fun of our dog but I have noticed she’s been awfully mellow lately and constantly asking for Cheetos.
With David heading into 1st grade after the summer and Beks starting kindergarten, reading is front and center w
Life really is a great adventure. A great adventure and a remarkable privilege.