Nothing provides a good night’s rest like having the whole family under the same HWLF_optroof. It is a rare and treasured experience for me at this stage in life.

A few years ago I casually coined the term “dawghter” when referring to our firstborn — now a graduate of the University of Georgia (home of the Dawgs) who works for a public relations firm in Atlanta. Our other “dawghter” is a freshman at UGA now.

Both were home for the same weekend last fall. When the younger one came down for breakfast on Saturday morning I asked about her new bracelet with the letters “H.W.L.F.”

She said it was the idea of a friend’s brother who is a student at Georgia State University. 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.” Hence the new bracelet with the four letters: “H.W.L.F.”

In a time of quick judgment and condemnation and narrow pronouncements of politicized faith, it is refreshing to know that these 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. And that is a very good answer!

For those who might want to spread the word, visit hewouldlovefirst.com. NFJ

By John D. Pierce