There’s an old Harry Chapin song called “Cats in the Cradle” that I recall my father saying frequently when I was a kid was one of his favorite songs. When he was a pastor, I even recall him using the lyrics of the song as an illustration a time or two. If you’re not familiar […]Read More Cats in the Cradle: A Cautionary Tale
Growing up, I’ll admit, I was a disrespectful punk who cared very little about the feelings, concerns, or responsibilities of the average parent of any girl I dated at the time. My biggest concern? That I get what I felt I was entitled to…time with my girlfriend. I didn’t care how it impacted her family […]Read More What I Would Tell My 15-Year-Old Stupid Self About Dating
I never suspected that when my parents divorced last year (with me at the age of 34) under less than honorable circumstances, that Fathers Day would become one of those holidays that just wouldn’t quite be the same. I’m hoping this isn’t a life long trend. But I know that this year things aren’t going […]Read More Fathers Day for the Fatherless
There once was a mother who took her 4-year-old son to the zoo. They had a wonderful day. The enjoyed all the exhibits. Finally, they came to the gorilla exhibit which was an open exhibit. All that separated man and beast was a 15-foot drop and a moat of water. After snapping some pictures the […]Read More A Tale of Two Mothers
2015 has been a tumultuous year with regards to race, gun violence, marriage, family, education, and the free exercise of the Christian faith. And sadly, we’re not even done with the year yet. And in nearly every single instance the automatic response from people has been that we need to have more education and more laws […]Read More No, we don’t actually need MORE education and MORE laws for a better society….
I have been silent since 9/11 on this blog….mostly because I’ve been busy like a madman with church, family, and work that this blog just got the silent treatment. So I’m sorry if I have any avid readers who have been waiting anxiously for me to post something new. Today is your day! While I’ve […]Read More #ShoutYourAbortion Shines a HUGE Spotlight on the Moral Temperature of America
It is now August 24th, in the year of our Lord, 2015…and today I am the father of three unique, beautiful, and amazing children. At the time of writing this I have two amazing daughters and one off the chain son. All of my kids are currently under the age of 8, and I figured […]Read More The Talk *makes the EEK face*