Think being alone is tough? Try being a friend.


I don’t care how long your beard is, how much you bench press, or what your tattoos look like—if you are a human being, you were made by God to be dependent upon others. [Read more...]

Do men want isolation? At least one does…

lonely man

The problem with this desire to find autonomy, privacy, and isolation is that when we try hard enough, unfortunately, we find it. [Read more...]

Are overprotective parents HURTING their children?

boy at adventure park

Last week, my 11-year old son asked if he could use my 18-inch chainsaw to clear dead trees out of our shelterbelt. In the deepest voice he could muster, he stated, “I’ve got that little hatchet you gave me, Dad… but it’s not quite cutting it.” (Not sure if the pun was intended.) One of [Read More...]

What do you do when a bull shark swims 2 feet from your child?

shark teeth

You make a movie about it, of course! Our family vacationed in Florida last week, and one afternoon while I sat on the beach watching my fishing poles, a 6-ft. bull shark (likely) swam within 2 feet of my 13-year old daughter and her 5-year old cousin. The shark came in looking for a dead [Read More...]

Midges, Scuds, and Nymphs (Taneycomo VIDEO)

trout pic

“The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line.” – William Humphrey in The Armchair Angler   I’m not a fly fishing guru. I usually learn something new each time I enter a fly shop or watch a YouTube video. Most of what I’ve learned about the sport has [Read More...]

Video of the aftermath of Heartland EFC’s fire

child firetruck

This past week, just five days after the fire, I met with a 5-year old girl to talk about the fire. Her room in the church was one of the places that burned, and she was having a hard time understanding how fire had permanently damaged that familiar space. We looked at photos of the [Read More...]