Help the Next One in Line
May and June are graduation months. Time to celebrate great accomplishments and the moving on to a new phase in life; new job, new school. When I reflect on the times my children graduated, I remember being so grateful to those people who had poured into their lives. Karen and Micah spent the better parts of their childhood years surrounded by teens and young adults who were outstanding leaders for summer campers and teens. They had a tremendous positive influence on my kids. And there were other youth leaders at church and teachers who not only taught but cared, gave direction, and listened. Other parents of our kids’ friends were also there to watch over, guide, and protect them. They had mentors both in and out of school who they respected …
Not everything works, but we keep sowing
My wife Jamee and I grow lots of things at our home and on our hobby farm, which we call Wyndridge.
When it comes to producing food on our land, Jamee and I are learning as we go and living out the parables. You know the parable of the sower, in which birds come and eat the seeds that the sower just planted? In our case, we planted over a hundred pumpkin seeds for our patch, and wild turkeys came and ate them. Now we only have four plants growing in our patch. I’m a man of faith, but it will take a miracle to get a hundred-fold harvest from four wimpy vines.
We have a small vineyard too—a hundred vines that produce beautiful grapes for wine and amazing grape jelly. Vines at …