Monday, July 25, 2005

6 y.o.'s have great questions.....

but I don't have very good answers!

"Why do moms and dads get to share a bed?"

Be glad you didn't get to listen in on the conversation as I tried to use this as a "teachable moment" with my 6 y.o. son. Sure glad God works thru and with imperfection because I am an expert at it!

I love kid's questions - so honest and direct. Sometimes I miss being that way and look for ways to recapture it.


Friday, July 15, 2005

Peer pressure?

Peer most parent circles considered a bad thing for their kids to be exposed to. Most often I associate peer pressure with one of my kids being tempted and or "seduced" into an inappropriate and/or negative behavior. But tonite I saw the opposite. Peer pressure being used to elicit positive behavior.

While I was driving a group of kids around they were discussing playing "cell phone tag". (I won't go into that phenomenon here.) One of the kids asked if he could join the group - and they said "Yes, if you are going to come to church whenever you are in town!" It was such a cool display of "we want you to participate....please join us!" Nice to see.... And I've probably mis-labled this as peer pressure.....I think it was really more out of wanting to share their love of Jesus with another and a cool way to invite their participation that mixed well with their culture.

Of course, then I began to think of the last time I had a conversation with someone that included - "Hey, you know, you should really come to church with me whenever you're in town!" Convicted by my kids again........*sigh*

Saturday, July 09, 2005

And so it begins.....

Well, since I’ve had this “site” since 5/21/05 and have not posted anything, it’s about time to just jump in. The idea of and concept of blogging is such an enigma to me. I’ve been reading other’s blogs for probably about a year now……some are very insightful, many are very “incite”ful, some have challenged me, and quite a few are just hilarious. It is such a cultural thing. Anyway – I hope to use this “medium” to process, respond, think out loud and provide shallow, voyeuristic glimpses of a stay at home dad struggling to live out his faith and trust in Jesus in the context of his ever changing environment and surrounding culture. Welcome!