Learning from Children (and Street Musicians)

It's a 10-year-old story, but it's as current as today's news. For it's a story about the human condition -- about our busy-ness, our need to always be somewhere, and how sometimes, in the process of rushing from one thing to the next, we miss the grace of the moment that is right in front of us.…

A Family Challenge: Prayer & 40 Bucks

We have had a five-year-old living with us for the past five months. He's a cousin who needed a place to live; and for now, he is a part of our family. I'm learning what I once knew when my kids were younger: five-year-olds change things. Before he came, everyone in our family was pretty self-sufficient.…

Laughing (and Learning) with Kids

One of my all-time favorite quotes comes from a child - a kid I barely knew. I was visiting my sister and her family who serve a church in New York City. We were with them one Sunday, and after the service, we did some sightseeing. Along for the ride was Jermaine, a neighbor kid…