• adoption is not …

    when you sign up to sponsor a child through compassion or world vision or a number of any other places, you are not adopting that child. when an agency or church helps children in a school by providing them with school supplies, clothes, or food, they are not adopting the school, or the children who attend there. when an agency or a church invests time, money, and energy into a village in a foreign country, they are not adopting that village or the people who live there. adoption is not sponsorship. adoption is not offering help. adoption is not filling a backpack. adoption is not providing a meal. adoption is…

  • it’s hot outside

    today is a hot day.  thick air.  mostly cloudy.  relatively large chance of storms. for the first time all summer, we have a day of nothing. our first few weeks of summer, every morning was taken over by summer school.  then we had basketball camp for a week. today, we have nothing. always feeling like we have to have something to do, i spent some time last night thinking through our options.  we could go to the pool, but it’s going to storm.  we could go to a movie, but the summer movie clubhouse($1 per ticket) has a movie this week that’s probably okay for us to see.  we could…