Hope and the Migrant Caravan

They traveled thousands of miles.  They left home and family. They risked their lives. Why?  Hope. Hope for a better life. Hope for a life without fear of violence. Hope for safety for their children.  Hope. The hope that many of these migrants have in a better life, a safer life, drove them to risk … Continue reading Hope and the Migrant Caravan

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Thankful for the Wrong Reason

Not too long ago there was a post going around Facebook that had a picture of an emaciated child drinking water out of a bottle offered by a healthy woman. The caption of this picture read something to the effect, “Be thankful for what you have because someone else has it worse than you.” I … Continue reading Thankful for the Wrong Reason

Migrant Caravan from Honduras – “When Home is a Shark.”

“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” - A poem by Warsan Shire entitled “Home” I wonder, what would it take for you to pack up your belongings and flee your home for another country? How much violence are you willing to endure? How much hardship and poverty would it … Continue reading Migrant Caravan from Honduras – “When Home is a Shark.”

Too Afraid To Ask: What our current culture is doing to those who have questions.

They sit in the seats at church next to us. They go to the Bible studies we attend. They attend school. They are our neighbors, friends, and relatives. They could be the person sitting next to you as you read this. They are people who have questions and doubts about what they are hearing in … Continue reading Too Afraid To Ask: What our current culture is doing to those who have questions.

Three Words Your Student Needs to Hear From You and It’s Not What You Think.

I have dreams and aspirations for my two kids. I can see the potential in each of them, and I know what they are capable of doing. Many times, they can’t see their potential, and it frustrates me. I want them to succeed in everything that they do. Yet, my love and desire for them … Continue reading Three Words Your Student Needs to Hear From You and It’s Not What You Think.