Tag: children

A Four-Year-Old’s Gift

Laughter, Tears, and Our Teen Years, by McKennaugh This past week, I brought my two youngest brothers to a playground down the road that belongs to a church. I pushed the four-year-old on the swings for a little while (picture loud giggles and “More!”) and soon I was feeling a little bored with Austinville’s only […]

A Quarter of America’s Children: Missing Forever

Laughter, Tears, and Our Teen Years, by McKennaugh There are times in our American history that we remember shamefacedly. Times when we whipped blacks until they bled; when we made them into our slaves. We said they were not humans, and, somehow, still thought we were righteous and justified before God. Why we believed he […]

The Children’s Story

College Bound Reading List THE CHILDREN’S STORY,  by James Clavell The Children’s Story is an obscure little book written by James Clavell in 1963, but it’s an important one that deserves to be re-discovered by a new generation. Despite its title, The Children’s Story is really for teens and adults. The situation posed in this […]