Very sad to hear. We know some Coptic Christians from Egypt who now live in Detroit. They still have relatives there. Praying for protection for all in Egypt.
Hey Parents, this is what I was talking about when Alyssa and I shared our story last Sunday. When your student volunteers to serve in Discover Zone (or any Zone), they come in close contact with other adults who share similar values to yours. It is through opportunities like this that “parenting in community” happens. The Zone kids benefit, your student benefits, and YOU benefit by not having to do the parenting thing all by yourself.
Win – Win – Win!
I loved the message and the video clips made it powerful. As a parent, I think the distinction you must take when you have more than one child is training them to their bend even if it is not like you. I had 3 football players each with their special bend: one that loved the cello, one that got lost in the world of eating healthy before a trend and technology, the third was outgoing and his punishment I found at three was having to stay in the house and he was a leader one people followed easily. As they matured, they showed leadership but in three unique ways. I was also impacted by community. In fact on Saturday, I was part of a baby shower for a young girl that I have been in her village and acted as mom, auntie, cooking instructor since she was 14 yrs old. Today she is 30 and having a baby. She became overwhelmed by the love and support of her village and just cried.
As a person take away, I loved when Jack gave Randall permission to be different. Parents as the different one I know that would have propelled me into self acceptance at an early age until later in life. I got to a point I had learned to hide so much so as not to stick out that I lost me and that is an awful feeling. Parents if they have that odd or different bend love them in the acceptance like Roy mentioned. Acceptance makes a world of different and allows your child to shine.
I could write forever but Roy and Candi as always thank you for your honesty and transparency. I love that the story of the prodigal son was really the story of the Father.
Finally, I loved the community and the video letting the children on their backs very powerful and for a few of you very comical.
Hidden key for maintenance closet is gone. I think someone may have replaced it with their own personal key, accidentally (it has a key fob on the ring). It doesn’t open the door tho. Luckily, it looked like someone did most of cat 2 for me (thanks!).
Just read this. Praise God! Very happy it has went well. Bless you.