My friend, may I ask you a question? Why do we so seldom allow those serendipitous invitations of calling into our lives? When you think about it my friend, how would God rather use us–as a child who is simply helpful or an adult who wants to help?

My friend, life's a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.

A funny thing about children that separates them so implicitly from adults is their willingness to be innocently used. On the one hand it’s a concern because we don’t want our children to trust strangers. On the other, however, the ability to allow themselves to be used can be admirable. Let me give you an example. Years ago I was remodeling the first home Holly and I bought after being married. We had rented for a few years and had our first daughter, Sarah. I believe Holly was expecting our second daughter Rachel at the time. During those months of working on the proj