In the book, "Disciplines of a Godly Man", the author R. Kent Hughes talks about the change in the personality of suburban architecture. Gone are the days when houses had large front porches where neighbors would gather to spend time together, sharing life’s experiences with each other. Today, the modern house is a castle where we retreat to the values of  individualism, isolation, and privatization. In addition to the architecture, this can also describe our social interactions. Where once we called each other on the phone and were at least able to hear the others voice, now we text, blog, or update our status. What are we modeling for our children?

Tonight I will keep my post short and offer a few challenges:

– If you want to update your status, do so in prayer with your spouse and children. This shows them love and commitment.

– If you are thinking about someone you haven’t spoken to in a while, give them a call or go visit them. They will remember it.

– If you are wondering about adoption, go to a support group or talk to a family. For those just starting out in the process, it will answer that question that always characterizes those waiting," Will my child ever come home?"

So, rather than continue with this post, I am going to go update my status with my wife, daughter, and son.

God’s peace to you.