Food for Thought, 5.9.17

Here’s some interesting and helpful articles for your Tuesday afternoon!

The church of baseball: Bemidji native, former major leaguer Hickerson has fascinating past combining sport with ministry: An article about our very own, and former elder here, Bryan Hickerson! You can read a bit of his backstory and about what he’s up to in coaching baseball again.

How to End Sibling Rivalry Like a Christian: Frankly, as a parent, it’s easier to be a referee than a reconciler. It’s easier to separate than to shepherd—at least in the short-term. But as I witness the deep friendship that has grown between my kids, I affirm that the long-term benefit was worth the effort. A friend who sticks closer than a brother is a rare gem. A sibling who is a best friend is a treasure for a lifetime.

The FAQ’s: What You Should Know About Trump’s Executive Order on Religious Liberty: Some basic information about President Trumps executive order from last week

“I Just Want Her to be Happy”: “It is no use letting kids do whatever they desire unless you have first educated their desire. The first job of the parent is to educate the child’s desire: to instill a longing for something higher and better than video games or pornography or social media, whether that something be found in science, in music, in the arts, in nature, or in religion.”