How did you feel Wednesday when you saw unauthorized people breeching the formerly safe confines of the U.S. Capitol building? I felt a strange, uncomfortable vulnerability. I don’t normally feel like that – mostly because I’m a grown up and can control, to a large degree, my surroundings. My kids were pretty much unscathed by … Continue reading Talking to Your Kids About the Capitol Breech
Each summer in high school we had to read four or five books and pass a test on them to qualify for honors English class the following year. I remember, the summer before my freshman year we were supposed to read Great Expectations. As a 14-year-old, I considered it dry, to say the least. A … Continue reading Acts – A Cliffs Notes Version
Several years ago, for a couple of years in a row, we hosted a Christmas concert at Munger. Whatever you're picturing is wrong. "Holly Jolly Christmas" was not sung. No 7th graders played clarinets. No one wore choir robes. The concert is the brainchild of Andrew Peterson, an independent musician from Nashville. He and some … Continue reading Behold the Lamb of God!
Starting tomorrow, we get into Isaiah's beautiful prophecies about the coming Savior - the Messiah. I love reading these prophecies each Advent because it's so clear how they were fulfilled. I know they weren't written for me originally, but they feel like a perfect gift from God saying, "Yes, I know what I'm doing." You … Continue reading For Unto Us…
I am not cutesy or crafty. I am also terrible at small talk and correspondence in general – and yet, I find myself as a two-year-old class room mom. This is not my skillset. I know this may sound funny because, yes, I am a children’s ministry director, but I am normally just the idea … Continue reading I Am A Terrible Room Mom
I remember, as a kid, it was all too natural to invite a friend to church. If someone was spending the night on Saturday night, they would bring church clothes so they could tag along to church and Sunday school the next day. They might even score a Luby's Luann platter out of the deal. … Continue reading Well, come on now.
This Sunday, my younger daughter, Meg, is getting baptized. Family is flying in – which she won’t remember. We’re making an elaborate brunch – which she won’t remember. My mom made her a beautiful gown – which she won’t remember. So why are we doing this? Because the moment of her baptism, though she won’t … Continue reading She Won’t Even Remember!
Well, this week isn't exactly uplifting or all that encouraging. We see a lot of punishment and destruction, which we, understandably, tend to try to shield our children from. But, like in our own homes, in God's kingdom, there are consequences for making poor choices. Just like we place our three year olds in timeout … Continue reading So it’s not great news
Cooking is my only practical hobby. My other hobbies include learning everything I can about the medical field, finding every patch of poison ivy in the DFW metroplex and apparently rolling in it, and formerly running - since children that has turned into pushing a double-stroller while walking two dogs on a double-leash. While impressive … Continue reading My One Practical Hobby
We have a one week break from our Munger Bible reading plan. We just finished Nehemiah on Friday and we start Revelation a week from today. I thought I’d take a little latitude this week and not give my usual brilliant insights into Scripture (like I said…latitude) but share with you my thoughts on what … Continue reading Which Bible Should I Get For My Kid?