Blog: Friday Thoughts

Aim Right’s fleet is minus one as of today.  Our 1992 bus had reached the point of being quite pricey to keep in running order, and God provided a local buyer for it.  If buses could talk, though, I’m sure this one would have some stories to tell — of long treks to Colorado for Teen Camp, of multiple taggings and beatings, of the many kids that once were tiny and now are gangly teenagers. 

 
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No matter what side of the political fence you’re on, this crisis is worth making a matter of prayer.  Estimates are that 90,000 undocumented children will illegally cross our borders by the end of this year.

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I made a quick list of children and teens I know who are currently growing up fatherless or have grown up with a disengaged father.  My list totaled 29 names.  I’m sure there are more, but I don’t know the family dynamics of all the children that come through our doors.  The extent of fatherlessness in the U.S. is such that over 24 million children live in a home without a father.

Happy Father’s Day to the dads out there who are present in their kids’ lives and making the everyday sacrifices required to love and nurture them.  Here’s a light-hearted salute to you!

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