My son attends a multi cultural urban school in Grand Rapids (shameless plug - www.tphgr.org) and he sings in the Gospel Choir there. Recently, they were invited to sing at the Christmas dinner for one "section" of one of the largest retirement communities in West Michigan. Some of us parents came along as chauffeurs (sounds … Continue reading The Scene Beneath Rarely Gets Seen
(This was originally written for the "Reaching Out" newsletter at my church, Madison Square Church in Grand Rapids, MI.) It all started with a bulletin announcement….. Soul Food Sunday will be held on July 29…….. It sounded like a good thing - some good food, a chance to talk to friends, a little bit of … Continue reading It all started….
In the previous post, we talked about how it is important to push back against confusion and misunderstanding. We talked about how it's important to push back against those because if we can clear up confusion and misunderstanding, it's easier to push back against evil. Why? Because evil likes to create confusion. Evil likes to … Continue reading Getting Smart
When I'm an adult..... When my kids are out of school..... When we get the house paid off...... When I get my college degree....... When...... When....... Guess what - God doesn't work that way. God doesn't say, "When you're an adult, I want you to......" "When your medical problems are gone, I want you to....." … Continue reading When…..
This is another example of how our government is failing us, all of us. Even if only half of what this says is true, we have a Senator who was formerly a Presidential candidate proposing an act that appears to be good on face value, but when you look at the behind the scenes realities, … Continue reading Ted Cruz’s Protect Kids and Parents Act