Do men want isolation? At least one does…
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?
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…… Read More
What do you do when a bull shark swims 2 feet from your child?
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… Read More
Midges, Scuds, and Nymphs (Taneycomo VIDEO)
“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… Read More
Video of the aftermath of Heartland EFC's fire
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… Read More
When our favorite places burn
How much must God love us to let us go through this together? That’s the question I keep asking myself after the fire last night at Heartland. I don’t say that to minimize the importance of church buildings, or places… Read More
Only men can change the boy into a man
“It’s becoming clear to us that manhood doesn’t happen by itself; it doesn’t happen just because we eat Wheaties. The active intervention of the older men means that older men welcome the younger man into the ancient, mythologized, instinctive male… Read More
Do kids need batteries to have fun?
“In nature, a child finds freedom, fantasy, and privacy: a place distant from the adult world, a separate place.” – Richard Louv I helped out with a summer camp a while back. About three hundred children from Nebraska and Kansas… Read More
Is Nebraska about to take a step forward?
I want to use this blog, at times, to discuss things in Nebraska that are very important to me, personally. Few things in my life right now are more than this issue. Today, the Education Committee (Nebraska’s State Legislature) hears discussion… Read More
To the guy with the gun out the window
There are hunters… and then there are guys with guns in pickups. These are very different categories. A couple years ago, I encountered a guy with a gun in a pickup. It was an hour after sundown on a crisp December… Read More