What if we met people where they're at rather than where we want them to be? What if we used this time of being home with our family, this time of putting schedules and pickups and activities on hold, to really learn each other better?
When you wake up tomorrow, you can try to be kinder and love harder. You can try to not watch TV (or eat chocolate or scroll Facebook) even if you slipped today.
In God's eyes, there is only love and nothing you've ever done, do, or will do can change that.
Saying, "No" usually frees up the family for a greater, "Yes" - family board game nights, time to host friends, kids actually enjoying their presents, etc. - you'll never regret.
I expected to talk about what brought me to Nebraska from Tennessee, playing soccer at the University of Nebraska, and why I started my ministry. I was pleasantly surprised when he took the podcast a different direction.