Father’s Day Reflections

Happy Father’s day weekend to the Lawrence Family Promise network!  What a gift and an immense responsibility it is to be a father.  As a mom, I always think that dads get a bit of a rip off on father’s day, as mother’s day seems to gather more media and attention.  Cards, flowers, sentiments appear to be more easily directed at the moms in this country.  Plus, it seems that dads always get to spend the day grilling out (love of meat I guess), where as for those of us who are moms – we usually get taken out for brunch!  But dads out there – you are just as important, just as loving and such a tremendous influence on your children which is so critical and vital to them now as well as formation of the adults they will become. So, long way around it to simply say, “Dads ROCK!”


Golf Tournament Registration

Auction Party

When: Sunday September 15, 2013
Where: Maceli’s – 1030 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, Kansas

• Cocktails – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Appetizer Buffet – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
• Silent & Live Auction – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament

When: Monday September 16, 2013
Where: Alvamar Country Club – 1809 Crossgate Drive, Lawrence, Kansas

• Registration and Lunch – 12:00 p.m.
• Shotgun start – 1:00 p.m.
• Green fee/golf cart/practice balls/gift
• Award Dinner – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Can We Stencil that Somewhere?

Pastor Nate Rovenstine was quoting an unlikely theologian on a recent Sunday morning at Lawrence Wesleyan Church. As part of a sermon series on the Holy Spirit, titled the “Life Giving Helper,” Pastor Nate cited Garrison Keiller’s summary of the Acts of the Apostles:

The flames lit on their little heads and bravely and dangerously went they onward. 

Can we stencil that somewhere?


If the God of the Universe Tells You Something…

 “If the God of the universe tells you something, you should write it down.”  

—From Experiencing God by Henry T. Blackaby and Claude V. King

If ever there were a lofty quote with which to begin a first entry in a new blog on a newly redesigned website, that admonition from Experiencing God is it. We’re rightly taught in various traditions—and heaven knows we are various traditions—to be wary when people start claiming to hear from God.