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
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
“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.