Tonight, all over this country and on US military bases abroad, tens-of-thousands of children will go to bed praying that their dads or moms (or, in some cases, both) will come home safely from serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
At Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, there is a very cool program at the elementary schools called "Hearts Apart" for kids whose parents are deployed abroad. Students get together a couple times a month to hang out and have some fun -- just to maybe take their minds somewhere else briefly and to let them know that they are not alone.
I had the honor of jammin' with about 70 of them yesterday afternoon. Thanks for a rockin' good time!
Please remember them and their parents in your prayers tonight.