The American Dream teaches us to settle for a child or two, so that we can focus on other more important opportunities in life. One of the best ways to change the world, though, is to have and raise kids. With these little ones, we can pass on truths and passions that will shape and affect society.
The school years shouldn’t be looked at as a dreadful encounter with adolescent life, but an exciting time of discovering God’s plan for our children. I need to be excited for my daughter and the young woman she is becoming, not living in fear of all the what-if situations.
While eating organic foods and using non-traditional medicine certainly can be valuable, the danger comes when we develop a sense of superiority to go along with it. When promoting our own choices is becoming the latest form of evangelism, we are showing where our hope really lies.
This past fall my husband had the privilege of going to Turkey to speak at a conference for Christian workers. Although I was excited for his opportunity, I was also feeling somewhat hesitant with the terrorist activity in nearby Syria…