Well, today was the first day of Kindergarten for Ryerson. A year's worth of prayers went into this day and I'll tell you, God answered. He answered MY prayers, that is. Ryerson prayed daily that the school would get destroyed. I prayed for peace for my sweet, anxious boy. This is a hard lesson, but… Continue reading Do You Feel Heard?
A little over a decade ago I was asked to mentor a high school student whose dad was the pastor of a small church. This girl, I thought, was a lost cause. She was into drugs, drinking, sex, and wanted NOTHING to do with God or me. She hung out with me because her parents… Continue reading The Ministry of Presence
Anyone want to guess how many times today I asked my kids, “Do you trust me? Four. The answer is four. In a parking lot as my four-year-old began to pull away I said to him, “It’s not safe. Do you trust me?” Picture this. We’re wandering around Bass Pro Shop…THE ORIGINAL BASS PRO SHOP… Continue reading Lessons from the Bass Pro Shop
Two thousand eight was a good year. The year I felt the most beautiful in all my life. The year I read Harry Potter for the first time and wore skirts and lived in the Taij (a house off campus) and rode my bike to class. The year I studied film and listened to classical… Continue reading Curve Crush