Beautiful You

When I go to a wedding, my favorite moment is when the groom sees his bride before she walks up the aisle to him. Sometimes his eyes brim with tears, or he works to manage emotions bursting inside him, or he takes a deep breath that seems to convey his overwhelm by this gift that…

Gaining a Child’s Respect

A few years back I asked Mom what she remembers of the hard parts of raising my 3 brothers and me. She didn't hesitate and said, "Y'all are wonderful. I couldn't be prouder. I only have good memories of each one of you." It wasn't the answer I expected. Her memories of me are better…

Character Counts

Last week our church held Vacation Bible Camp. I had a blast co-leading the Games Station outside. It was tremendously fun being a child with the children. I think all the adult volunteers had fun playing those four days. We were pirates...aargh! It was most fascinating to witness character growth among the children from one…