Feel Free to Invite Yourselves In (Part 2)

So then, what are some practices that will help prepare our sons and daughters to be a breath of fresh air in their online spaces? One way to not be especially helpful is to frequently announce: “I just don’t see the point. Who has the time for social media?!” It’s difficult to encourage our kids to edify and influence social media if we assume this posture. Because to THEM there clearly is a point! Our sons and daughters see value in spending timeRead more

Feel Free to Invite Yourselves In

Every now and then, David or I will sit down with one of our kids and ask to scroll through their social media feed. They love these special times just as much as you can imagine they would. Even with the consistently less-than-enthusiastic welcome, while our children are still under our care we will continue to drop in and invite ourselves into their on-line spaces. We do this because we really enjoy eighth-grade humor and have tons of extra time. Kidding.Read more

All Must Be Well

This has been a bloody week. As a result of a nicked artery (the one-in-a-million complication during jaw surgery), David and I watched our son bleed. The bleeding was aggressive and mean. Can a boy really lose this much blood and be OK? The answer is no. He cannot. Luke withered and paled. His famous optimism bled out, and his hatred of blood grew fierce. And the prayers of God’s people were lifted up. I call on you, O God, and youRead more