Fathers…Superheroes or Superzeroes


“Would you tell me about your dad?” That’s one of my favorite questions to ask another person. Few inquiries surface strong feelings quicker. I’ve had people respond by turning fifty shades of red. Some have sobbed with disappointment. Others have come alive inside, smiling ear to ear as they tell me stories of the strength [Read More...]

Country living and the birds out back

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“O LORD, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures.” – Psalm 104:24 (NLT)   Jamie and I sat outside on our back patio one evening last week and watched a variety of birds visit our feeder. We also have a [Read More...]

Fathers, Don’t Blow the In-the-Home QTR


As we approach Father’s Day, here are a few thoughts on the importance of being an active, engaged dad during the “in the home years.” We never get them back. Excerpt from “Man on the Run” by Zeke Pipher The Most Important Quarter A man may get seventy, perhaps eighty years, on this earth before [Read More...]

Memorial Day, SEALS, and Motivations


  “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” Winston Churchill made that comment on August 20, 1940 about the Royal Air Force, yet it perfectly applies to all the men and women who fought and died to protect America. Our country first celebrated Memorial Day on May 30, 1868. It was [Read More...]

Helping Children Through National Tragedies


“Did you hear that children my age probably died in that tornado today, Daddy?” Those were the first words out of my eight-year-old daughter’s mouth when I got home from work last night. I can’t imagine what it must be like to grow up in a day so filled with tragedy AND instant media coverage. [Read More...]

Let’s Talk About Sex


Who doesn’t want sex to be as exciting and pleasurable as possible? Critics of Tim Tebow, The Jonas Brothers, and Lolo Jones poke fun of these celebrities for their desire to remain virgins until they get married. They treat this plan for making the most out of sex and marriage as the most ridiculous, antiquated [Read More...]