It’s too idealistic, they argue. After all, lots of marriages end in divorce; lots of people have sex outside of marriage; and lots of great kids grow up without both biological parents. So why is...
I remember walking slowly through the lobby of the Mayo Clinic, it was late in the evening and I was the only one there. But I had to see it. I had to see the place I had heard so much about. And I wondered—in a sort of desperation—would it be that place for me?
Now my 1982 Ford Escort was moving a little over twice as fast as I could possibly run, and I was being dragged alongside. I’ve never done that again.
This year, instead of after-the-fact encouragement, let’s launch our kids into their days filled with courage to face whatever they will bring.
The Israelites were probably a little apprehensive about the plan, which was apparently to cross a flooded river into an occupied land and drive out all the nations that had called it their home for generations.