by Chelsea Boes
Posted 7/16/15, 02:58 pm
This April, in the first days after my husband and I learned a baby was coming to us—certain and irreversible as a tracked train—I cried for several days. Instead of the jubilation endemic in pregnancy-test TV commercials, I took the news as a kind of death knell. Ah, now, I said to myself, I have an unchangeable rendezvous with the curse of God: the pangs of childbirth, the terrifying circumstance God reserves for the most frightening judgment metaphors in the Bible.
by Barnabas Piper
Posted 4/10/15, 04:12 pm
On Easter my wife, two daughters, and I headed to our friends’ house for an Easter egg hunt. The four children, ages 6 to 9, had a blast running around looking for eggs stuffed full of candy. And what is a parent to do after stuffing his kids full of junk food but challenge them to a game of kickball?