Ever have one of those weeks? Months? Years? Well, the past two weeks has been just that for me...exhausting. We have been looking for a new home to buy. It seemed as though we would never find "the right home"... Continue Reading →
Kids ask a lot of questions. A recent study states that "mothers are asked 228 questions a day". And that is just for one child. (My wife and I have 5 - sooo...) Parents get asked numerous questions a day.
It seems like the vice of the day is entitlement. Other call it consumerism, but the underlying attitude and correlating actions are anything but pleasant. And that's the problem. Entitlement isn't just unpleasant for those around selfish people, it's actually unpleasant for the entitled person themselves. The entitled person cannot experience two critical things in life:
There was not an event in my life I could remember where he was not present. So my fathers perceived absence from my game was troubling. It really was his presence I craved and desired, regardless of how close or far away he was. This was especially true for my sports games.
Many people believe a government take over is the biggest threat to the church today. The belief that outside influences will disrupt, hinder, or ruin the church is routinely portrayed as the greatest danger facing the church.
We don't want the deeper interactions we have to be like a game of "whack-a-mole", every time a kid comes up, conversation stops, we "whack" the apparent need, and move on. This is no way to have good meaningful dialogue with those we care about and love.