HWLFBy John D. Pierce

Nothing provides a good night’s rest like having the whole family under the same roof. That was my rare and treasured experience last night.

A few years ago I casually coined the term “dawghter” when referring to our firstborn — now a graduate of the University of Georgia. Our other “dawghter” is a current UGA student.

When the younger “dawghter” came down for breakfast this morning I asked about her bracelet with the letters “H.W.L.F.”

She said it was the idea of one of her friend’s brother who is a Georgia State University student. He felt like his W.W.J.D. bracelet deserved an answer.  After contemplating “What would Jesus do?” he settled on this one: “He would love first.”

In a time of quick judgment and condemnation and narrow pronouncements of faith in political terms, it is refreshing to know that young Christians are getting in touch with the reality of Jesus’ life and teaching. It’s one thing to raise a good question. It is another to find a good response.

That’s a good answer! Here’s a link for those who might want to spread the word.

John Pierce

About John Pierce

John D. Pierce is editor of Nurturing Faith Journal — the signature publication of Baptists Today, Inc. He is also publisher of Nurturing Faith Books and Resources. Previously he served as managing editor of The Christian Index and as Baptist campus minister at Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State University. A native of Ringgold, Ga., he is a graduate of Berry College (B.A.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Columbia Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He speaks frequently in churches, consults with congregations concerning communications and holds interim pastorates.