I’ll Be There For You

November 10th, 2011

I once heard a story about a girl who felt invisible to the world, and cleaned out her locker one day with plans to go home and commit suicide. While walking home, she tripped and dropped a lot of the stuff she was carrying. Someone ran over and helped her pick up her things, and walked the rest of the way home with her. They started talking and the person asked if they could hang out again sometime. She no longer felt alone, and didn’t go through with her plan. Whether or not this story is true, I don’t know. What I did learn from this story, is that a simple action can make a person feel that someone cares.

We all know what it’s like to feel forgotten. To feel pushed to the side and left there. It’s natural and common. The worst is being in a room full of people and feeling so alone. I hate that anyone in the world ever feels this way, and do my best to make sure the people around me know I care.

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Fear of Rejection

June 11th, 2011

Vacation Bible School just ended at church. About 100 kids attended, and they were all excited to show up each day to learn about this guy named Jesus. The focus of the curriculum was sharing the Good News. That is, telling people outside the church, about Jesus. Will they go out and tell people in their daily lives about Jesus and what He did for us? Maybe. The younger ones are more likely to do so. The older kids? Probably as excited as they are about what Jesus has done for us, the chances of the name of Jesus being used outside the church walls are much smaller. Why?

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Socks and Seeds

February 16th, 2011

For those of you who don’t know, I have a five year old son. I call him “Munkie” — No, really… I do. I get funny looks. Like the other day at the grocery store… SQUIRREL!

Yesterday morning I got Mini-Munkie up, and helped him pick out his clothes so he could get dressed. I threw his jeans, underwear and socks on the floor. Continue reading »

Rich Americans

February 1st, 2011

I know what you’re thinking. “Munkie is about to write about celebrities again… Let me guess, JUSTIN BIEBER, right?”

No. That is nowhere near where I am going with the title of this. I chose the title because of a conversation with my friend Greg. I will get to that later. For now, let me tell you a story. *plays the Brady Bunch theme song* Here’s a story… of a man nam…. SQUIRREL! Continue reading »