I recently had a great conversation with a new friend that I would like to share with you. For the sake of clarity and privacy, I will call this woman June.
June and her husband “Bill” recently moved here. Bill’s birthday was coming up and she wanted to do something special for him since he’d been a little homesick for friends and family. Suddenly, she had the perfect idea.
On the day of Bill’s birthday, June was taking Bill for a drive when they saw someone hitchhiking in the distance. She turned to look at her husband and asked, “Why don’t we give that guy a ride?” Immediately against the idea, Bill said, “What? Why would you want to do that? That is so dangerous.” She began slowing down and he started getting really nervous. “What are you doing? Don’t pull over!” And then, after a split second, he said, ...
I love it when something I’ve seen over and over again hits me as though I’ve never seen it before. I’ve heard people talk about how we are “adopted sons and daughters” of God and the Bible calls us “heirs of God.” I’ve even thought of how our adoption of our son Meyer was a picture of God’s adoption of us. But recently, I found the comparison to be remarkable in ways I didn’t expect.
We chose Meyer. He didn’t do anything to make it happen. When Meyer entered our family, he had to learn new rules and change the way he lived his life, but even so, he is entitled to everything a member of the family should have. Not only is Meyer entitled to the stuff, but we love him just like we do our daughter Camille.
I know how much I love my kids. If you’re a ...
The comforting, caring Fred Rogers wasn't just a TV personality. He was also a wise man who always knew how to comfort everyone around him. He isn't with us anymore, but his words still count:
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"
~Steve and Amy