One day a couple of weeks ago I was browsing through my emails, clicked to open one from Family Promise and read a plea for help in hosting for overnights at one of our host churches.Details
1 unused attic
3 Family Promise families, including 3 teenagers, 3 “tweens”, a couple of elementary kids and two newborns.
1 out-of-state youth group
34 other local teens
11ty buckets of paint
Sitting in my office a bit tired and simply amazed at the youthful energy, servant hearts and love shown to Lawrence Family Promise today.Details
Greetings from Dana from a rather hot day center!
As the temperatures climb to a rather uncomfortable triple digits outside, and our little window units are about to burn out churning away, and the house is completely full of everyone – because who wants to even sit on the porch, I am certainly asking myself why is it I live in Kansas? Hummmm? But – “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven” Ecc 3:1. And before we know it fall colors will be showing up, and students will be preparing to head back to school, so rejoice in the seasons!Details
An (expanded) thank-you note to J. Groene Construction!
There is nothing good about being a control freak. The phrase connotes a white-knuckled fear of all curves or bumps in the road, disdain for all the spice of life, an aversion to any and all diversion.
Good parenting might be a decades-long exercise in learning not to be a control freak, in mastering, instead, the art of “picking your no’s;” learning how and when to let go, when to stand ground and when to draw a line in the sand. It’s a tough education for most of us, and the loss of control may first become apparent when a toddler begins to toddle hither and yon.Details