When was the last time you did something for the very first time? Sometimes as we age, our lives become so structured, organized, and predictable that our first encounter moments become fewer and further apart. We take fewer risks because our big decisions have largely been made—we have already had our first kiss, car, job, … Continue reading Lava Girls
Have you ever watched people make one bad decision after another? Do you know anyone who seems to have an inherent knack for poor decision-making, always missing key moments or fumbling significant life transitions? Conversely, do you know anyone that always seems to get it right? Do you have people in your life who excel … Continue reading The peak-to-peak principle
In recent decades a popular, thought-provoking question has pierced our culture’s consciousness: “How now shall we live?” That question has been used as a title for multiple books and worldview documentaries, and it is fantastic. Any time we consider the circumstances in our world, it is good for us to ask the question: In light … Continue reading Comedy or tragedy–how should we now live?
When Jesus made His famous Triumphal Entry into the city of Jerusalem at the beginning of His Passion Week, the people shouted a peculiar phrase. They said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee” (Matthew 21:11). The phrase was peculiar because 3 ½ years earlier, people mocked Jesus’ humble, Nazarene roots, and yet … Continue reading 3 1/2 years earlier
"The days are long the years are brief." That's how someone described the parental passage of time to me once, and it is probably true. Time usually doesn't feel like it is flying by while it is happening, but when we look back it is easy to gasp and wonder, "How did my little kindergartener … Continue reading Which first day is harder for parents: kindergarten or a senior year of high school?