Thoughts On Mothers And Mother’s Day

by Kevin Burton    “Your mother!” is the ultimate street putdown because your mother is your ultimate friend.     When it doesn’t work out that way for a person, that lack is felt and carried, maybe unexpressed or unacknowledged, but carried nonetheless.     If you have somehow overlooked it, today is Mother’s Day. It may …

What Is Your Definition of Family?

by Kevin Burton    At a church I attended in Columbus years ago, the pastor mistakenly referred to my “wife and kids” one day.   Back then I had neither wife nor kids, but his mistake was understandable. I am mentioning this anecdote today as I try to define the term “family.”    A good …

Cover Your Family And Friends In Prayer

by Kevin Burton   “One of the most effective ways to pray for ourselves and for others is to pray scripture. In doing so, we echo back to God that which we know is his will.”    Those are words from the back cover of the book “Covering Your Life In Prayer: Discover A Life-Changing …

This Christmas, Shower The People

by Kevin Burton    Ah the sounds of Christmas!    It’s Christmas Eve and workers are pounding into place the new siding we hope will last as long as we live in this house.  Jeannette is vacuuming. My Christmas carols, Andy Williams, Point of Grace, don’t stand a chance.     But I feel like if …