Why wait until you're a grandparent? Take your second chance NOW.
One of the common statements I hear today when I talk with grandparents is, “I’m loving this second-chance at parenting.” I’m all for second chances and for grandparents making the most of grand-parenting, but it seems that if we first-chance… Read More
"Senator Warren, we're dealing with two bodies, not one."
I’m troubled. Senator Elizabeth Warren, speaking against the bill introduced to the U.S. Senate yesterday, said: “The Republican vote to defund Planned Parenthood is just one more piece of a deliberate, methodical, orchestrated, right-wing attack on women’s rights, and I’m… Read More
If they were dead puppy parts…
If they were dead puppy parts, or parts from homosexual babies, or babies that self-identified as adults, it’d be a different story. Meaning, it would be a story. But as it is, the fact that these fetuses don’t look like… 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
Little friends "roar" in Lucy's honor
“The past is never dead, it is not even past.” ~William Faulkner It’s January 13, and many of us are feeling the sense of possibility that comes with a new year. But, many of us are also feeling a bit blue.… Read More
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… Read More
Clicking Parties and Other Milestones
Our youngest daughter, Claire, has had a hard time learning to read. Our first two children took to books like honeybees to flowers, but their sister has had a harder time locating the nectar. Awhile back, my wife, Jamie, told… Read More
What Do You Feel Like Doing…And Does It Even Matter?
What do you feel like doing? Ask me that question, and at any given moment, I might answer it in a hundred different ways. Early in the morning, I might feel like locking my door, grabbing 8-10 of my favorite… Read More
Would You Rather Your Kids Be Smart OR Virtuous?
I eat this stuff up. I get juiced when a major secular publication such as The Wall Street Journal leans toward an aspect of biblical truth. The issue? Character. And, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Paul Tough, it turns… Read More