Hope for the Next Generation
“Hope for the Next Generation” by Bryce Bengtson.
“Hope for the Next Generation” is Bryce’s take on life as a 21st-century adolescent.
He speaks from an identity as a child of the One True King, and offers Biblical insight for the challenges he faces, and the challenges of his peers.
I ran around the room grabbing at everything that looked interesting. I just drank a full cup of coffee and I could not calm down. I was so energized I put on my running shoes and started a run. I raced up a hill and barreled down the other side at my fastest pace. I loved the feeling of the wind messing up my hair as I ran. As I slowed and turned around I realized how fast I had burned out. I started walking as I trudged back to the house. [more]
“Shadow! Come! No! Get off Mrs. Miller’s yard! Come on, let’s go! We are trying to get you together with your sister and your brothers.” [more]
In 1900, a hurricane hit Galveston Texas, wiping out one-sixth of the entire population. Because of that, the city built a sea wall in case it ever happened again. Well, it was a good idea because in 2000 another hurricane struck the town, but after each one, everything grew back. All the plants, trees, and even most of the population. [more]
As I walked down the aisle, I spotted my friend in the checkout lane. When I started to walk over she saw me. We exchanged greetings and talked. I did not even know she was in town. Apparently, she was attending a conference I was also going to the next day. [more]
“Mind if we turn on some music?” As I hit the button to turn on a radio station, a car coming in my direction shone it’s light directly into my eyes and temporarily blinded me. I moved over a little bit to try not to hit anything before my vision came back and I was able to see the road in front of me. [more]
“Opening the cage door was not as easy as Max had hoped. Max leaped against the kennel’s gate, his body hitting the chain link with a loud clang… the next effort was going to have to count. Tensing his hind legs, Max leaped. His paws hit the chain link. The gate rattled. He bent his front paws, straining to hold himself up while his hind feet scrabbled against the concrete. Eyes wide, he forced his snout between the door and the pole. It was a tight fit, the cool metal pressing against his gums as he opened his mouth wide. [more]
“Flash flood warnings. This will affect rural areas. Stay off of highway I-16 for it could get rain over 5 inches above the ground. Stay inside your homes until the siren turns on again. Tornado warnings for Denton county. Rain will pick up at 8 o’clock tonight. Be on alert for lightning. Keep all pets inside…” [more]
Happy birthday! I walked into the room full of surprise. All of my friends were there in party hats. I saw a large cake in the center of the room. I walked towards it and someone cut me a piece. Everyone was wishing me a happy birthday. I saw a pile of gifts sitting on a fold out table. I opened one to find a Bible. I put it in my pocket, it would be useful later. [more]
We were driving down the road when we saw a tanker truck heading down I-70. On the side, we saw the warning of the contents being flammable. It was most likely carrying gasoline to a gas station somewhere. I thought about it for a little while. If the gas was to...
Imagine with me for a moment that you are on a beach looking for seashells, when your dad calls you out to him in the water. It looks too deep for you but you go out towards your dad. All of a sudden a current pulls you and you lose your balance and go under. You hear your dad shouting for you but you don’t know which way is up or down. You feel like you are almost out of air when your dad pulls you out of the water. You want to get out but your dad holds you back. “The current tried to sweep you away, but you will be safe here with me.” [more]