Imagine a big flashing road sign that reads: “Welcome to Adulthood.” You have officially made it into the real world. Give yourself a pat on the back.
Going into college undecided is not the worst thing in the world. In fact, I think it’s really exciting. You have endless possibilities in front of you.
The middle school years can be challenging for both the young adolescents and their parents. But while we might sometimes talk about the “troubled times” of adolescence, we have to be careful not to create a self-fulfilling prophecy for the kids.
I have come to believe that “fun” should be a result of our proper pursuits and it should be less of a pursuit in and of itself. We are called to love God and love our neighbor. Also, we are told to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God. What do these things look like within the context of sport and play?
Fun is the enjoyment of life to its fullest potential, whether the situation or experience is simple or complex.
Playful fun should be redemptive and life-giving. The well-being of shalom best describes the fun we seek with all of our heart. It is like the sound of children playing in a pool, baptized and cleansed, joyful and grateful.