AN INVITATION: Pastor David Maier of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Lansing (MI) blogs and Twitters
How much praise do I have on my heart this morning?

Does your teenager think he or she will die young?

That seems to be the question after the results of a new study were published showing that nearly 15% of teens thought they would die young, according to a story in the Detroit Free Press.

Study authors say that contradicts the notion that teens engage in risky behavior because they feel invulnerability because of their age. They actually feel fatalistic.

Lots of teens don't see hope for the future. Can that be affected by family? The church? Lack of a father in the family?