She loves to be tickled. When most kids would squirm and ask you to stop, my one-and-a-half-year-old daughter giggles, “Tickle, Daddy!” as if she wants more. I love those moments with my children. You know the ones—when the whole world disappears, and nothing else seems to matter except that precious, intimate moment.
But this time my mind wanders to another child, one we’ve never met. One whom I know will someday be a part of our family.
What will her (or his) laugh sound lik
I’m pretty much over the drama with the current election cycle. Is it just me, or are the presidential elections getting to be more hateful and divisive? And it doesn’t stop with the presidential candidates. Rarely do you see campaign ads designed to educate people on the position of a political candidate. More often than not, their message tells you how bad the other person is.
I think of the words of Jesus, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Matt. 5
Overcoming the impacts of poverty requires the breaking of cycles. And that’s exactly what Alexis Quintero is doing.
He runs a store in his community in Casco Viejo, Panama where shoppers don’t need cash to buy anything. Instead, they buy items using poker chips earned by doing good deeds in the community. People can earn chips by doing selfless acts like cleaning the streets and volunteering.
Quintero opened his shop after spending three years in jail. He had spent much
Like many other families, the Christmas stuff comes out and get set up almost immediately after Thanksgiving. We get the artificial tree out, light up the festive candles, and turn up the Christmas music channel on Pandora. One thing you need to know about us is that we’re an Elf on the Shelf family. Each year, we open Bob’s box, and he magically jumps out in the middle of the night to take his place for the kids to find each new day.
If I’m being complet
What if you could only use pictures to tell the story of the Gospel?
I’ve been thinking a great deal about Luke, the writer of his Gospel and the Book of Acts. The influence of his writing is unquestionable. But one thing most people don’t know about him is that he was also an iconographer. In a largely illiterate world (also without widescale printing), Luke turned to art, a sort of ancient bible photography, to tell the stories and communicate the Gospel of Christ to peopl
There’s a movement beginning to stir. Literature being published on this theme is on the rise, conversations and initiatives on college campuses are becoming more frequent, and media coverage (traditional and digital) is broaching the subject more often.
What kind of movement are we talking about? It’s the faith at work movement.
I’m not sure exactly what’s bringing it on. Maybe it’s the rise in deteriorating moral values by executive leadership, as we’ve seen with the En
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And sometimes God speaks to us in the most unexpected ways.
That happened to Krista and I the other day. It’s been a whirlwind of a week. If you told me a week ago that we’d have a newborn baby in our house within the week, I would have told you that you’re crazy. We’ve wanted to adopt for a couple of years, but nothing ever seemed to work out or feel right. So when I got the phone call asking me if
The Activist Faith project has been more than a book project for me.
It’s been part of a process of discovering a way of life. The process started in my heart several years ago, and it’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since the book was released.
In the last year of my #activistfaith journey, I’ve experienced some amazing stuff (in no particular order): Conducted several radio interviews, including one on Moody Radio The building of a school dreamed of
I got to introduce someone to the wide-open world of Google. It was a few years ago, but still… it was around the time the word “google” was being added to the dictionary in verb form, meaning “to search the Internet to find information.”
I forget her name, but I remember her amazement quite clearly. There was an expected bit of sensory overload, mixed with an equal amount of head-spinning at the virtually limitless possibilities. It was something like watching a person who
This post is probably going to get some people mad at me.
I just noticed that Big Bang is a trending conversation on Facebook, and saw some really fascinating articles about how astronomers believe they’ve finally proven the Big Bang Theory. I don’t really fully understand the science myself. And I’m not going to pretend to say that I know enough to argue against it. Essentially, they’ve found some gravity waves that prove the rapid expansion of the Universe in the first few nanosecon
One of the many highlights of the #AfricaWH blogger trip for me was meeting Jerry. He’s an orphan living at Destiny Villages of Hope in Uganda, thanks to Operation Baby Rescue (a World Help initiative).
After watching this video about his story, I think meeting Jerry was at the top of almost everyone’s list when we arrived at the village…
Jerry will likely never know that our short time together had a profound impact on me. He helped me remember a very important life principle