Monthly Archives: October 2014

Can’t vs. Won’t

Ever considered the words “can’t’ and “won’t”? Their differences are clear enough. At their basic definitions, can’t means “unable,” and won’t means “unwilling.” I remember the morning my daughter and I had a major showdown over those words. She was … Continue reading

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The wedding was great! Everyone celebrated. Everything was fine until someone went to get more wine. “There isn’t any more,” the message came back. “It’s all gone.” “It can’t be! Surely there’s some in the cellar. Did you check there?” “Yep. None. … Continue reading

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We Sing for Them

When my kids were younger, I made up a simple tune to Numbers 6:24-26–the priestly blessing–and sang it to them as a bedtime prayer. I still sing it occasionally, even though they’re in middle school and high school now, and … Continue reading

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“Let’s Go!”

Recently, the Blackbox team spent several days in the Dominican Republic, training and counseling and planning together. One evening, happy but a little drained, they gathered in the living room of the boys’ home, relaxing and visiting, until Blackbox Counseling … Continue reading

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