My life completely, irrevocably changed forever the moment I became a mother. And I wouldn’t want it any other way. I was reminded of that recently when I ran across this poem that was buried in my file cabinet from our parenting class days. You may have seen this before but take the time to . . . → Read More: Before I Was A Mom
Every one of us has certain areas of our lives that are very precious to us. The more precious an item, the less inclined we are to share that area with anyone who we do not completely trust. If you had a watch or other fine jewelry that had been given to you by a . . . → Read More: Our Children’s Private World
We open the first of our parenting classes each session by declaring, “Every kid wants to be part of a great family!” The bottom line is that our kids, regardless how they have come into “our family,” almost desperately want their family to be a great family! In this respect, we are no different except . . . → Read More: How To Make Your Family a GREAT FAMILY
In Part 1 of ‘You Are Not Alone‘, it would seem that loneliness is all around us regardless whether we are in Junior High or at the other end of life. What is the solution?
On the surface, “being alone” is all about “me.” Regardless of the details, being alone entails being focused on my . . . → Read More: You Are Not Alone- Part 2
It’s a question that bothers us all from time to time: Am I alone?
Just Starting Out
I remember when Linda and I first got married. Within less than 2 years, we pulled up from everything that was familiar to us and moved to San Diego. We already had our first son. Neither of . . . → Read More: You Are Not Alone
I hope you are afraid of a rattlesnake. If I see one coming down the road, I don’t simply move to the right-hand side. I give the snake the whole road! As with many aspects in our lives, there are certain things that you and I would do well to fear.
When our children . . . → Read More: When It Is Not Wrong to Fear
There is a buzz on the internet and in the media about May 21st. It’s supposed to be the end of the world, or so a few people claim. Never mind that the Bible says that not even the angels in heaven know when Christ will return, these “prophets” claim to know the date . . . → Read More: The Day After May 21, 2011
In the course of a single day, every one of us has a myriad of ideas going through our heads that are untrue. Even so, we’ll waste a lot of time and energy contemplating them while at the same time being unaware just where each idea stands on the truth-scale. Take for example, the innocent . . . → Read More: Several Lies Worth Believing
Cody our 2 year old golden retriever is an amusing and loveable member of our family. It’s fun to see him scramble down stairs when I say, “Let’s go for a walk!” It’s as if a hungry, ravenous tiger was chasing after him as he flies down the steps. He can’t wait to go out . . . → Read More: Where I Find Pure Joy
I was working outside a bit this weekend and something reminded me of a very unusual incident that happened several years ago. Our daughter was in Junior High at the time and it was a weekday night. All of sudden, I heard her screaming out of her bedroom window, apparently at some other kids. They . . . → Read More: Car Walking