We are formed in life and faith through repeated action. This is especially true for children. How can we offer a consistent, patterned, and participatory environment for children in worship?
Earlier this spring I returned to running for the first time in 17 years (thanks to the wonderful Couch-to-5K running plan). I began losing weight and feeling better about myself, but most importantly I just really enjoyed running. After a little while my days felt incomplete without a run, and during the day my mindContinue reading “Doctor’s Orders: No Running for Four Weeks”
I haven't exercised much since 1993, the year I graduated from high school and won a state gold medal in the 4×800 meter relay. Sure, I have purchased gym memberships and bike equipment, but I haven't used either much, except perhaps for the few months of biking I did just prior to my October 2002Continue reading “Getting Reacquainted with Running”
We have three children – ages 6, 3, and 2 – all of whom enjoy watching television. For a long time my wife and I struggled to regulate how much television our kids watched, at what times of day they watched, and what kind of shows they watched. It was hard. For one, our mostContinue reading “Our Television Testimony”
Today is the last legal working day for our current au pair, Ann, a wonderful young woman from Thailand who for two years has lived with our family and taken care of our children. When she arrived to our family our youngest was not quite five months old, and hardly able to sit on hisContinue reading “Saying Goodbye to an Amazing Caregiver”