“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.”
If we have been paying attention to the news, there seems to be a natural disaster every week, Florida, Guatemala, Indonesia, etc. If you are like me and you have a heartbeat, you want to help, you want to reach out and do something. It is amazing how these types of situations remove all barriers … Continue reading What NOT to do for Disaster Relief
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.
We had received word that there was going to be a clean up at our local beach here in La Mision. As a family we decided to go for a number of reasons, 1) it is our community and we visit the beach often 2) we care about God’s creation and His call for us … Continue reading “They Don’t Care About their Garbage”
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.
It is so easy to get into a groove in life, to run on the same track every day. Wake up, have breakfast, check social media, head to work or school, have lunch, return home or have some sort of activity, check social media/watch the news, play with our kids or parents, go to bed … Continue reading We All Need a Disruption
It’s that time of year again where seniors are beginning to decide on what college or university they want to attend. They begin narrowing their choices from their “stretch” schools to their “perfect” schools to their “backups.” Unlike me who narrowed my college choice to 5, seniors today are applying to 10-15 or more colleges … Continue reading The Myth of the “Best” College