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
Twitter..... The White House..... The White House on Twitter..... All news sources whether "fake" or "real" Facebook - personal stories that would break your heart. Facebook - personal attacks that brought friends of mine to tears. The local coffee shop Sexual abuse hotlines were inundated with people seeking help. Instagram and I'm sure there were … Continue reading It’s been everywhere lately…..
Can Siri help your prayer life? Huh? You’re probably thinking, Tom, those teenagers in your house have gotten to you or you’ve lost your marbles. Well, both of those could be true but they have nothing to do with whether Siri (or Google or Cortana or any of the voice apps out there) can help … Continue reading God and Siri
Met a long time friend for coffee this afternoon. Talked about kids, church, college, gap years, social media, health, her new job. We talked about her new job - "It's great! I get to do what I love 6 days a week!" (Did I mention she was my kids youth director prior to this?) "Hey … Continue reading Looking at Old and Seeing New
(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….