Last summer, my family spent practically all of our time together. This summer, we had a lot of fun too, but something was missing -- my brother Cole.
He was busy taking summer college courses--though that's not the only thing that kept him from us. He also has what he calls a second family.
When my brother returned home from his first weeks at college last September, I was excited to hear all about how it was going. Dorm life, cafeteria food, and frat parties. Instead, when my family sat down at the table to eat, Cole closed his eyes, clasped his hands, and silently mouthed grace.
My jaw dropped in shock.
Atheism is all we'd ever known. But the first friends Cole made on campus belonged to a Southern Baptist church group. Not long after, he converted.