Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. […]Read More A Beautiful Mess
Being “salt and light” (Matthew 5: 13-16) in a dark world is not easy. There are so many issues that need light brought to them. It’s hard to listen to the still small voice to find what path to be that light on. PLANTING OF THE SEED I couldn’t tell you when foster care fell […]Read More Faithfully Fostering: The BEGINNING
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
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….
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*