In This World of Fakers, Tragedies, and Lies… THIS is Legit.
I wanted to see that it was legit. No…I needed to see that it was legit. The trip kicked off with tragedy. As I sat in the Miami airport, CNN broadcasted the story of how three officers were shot and…
Fish Tacos Recipe (The Sneaky Version)
Fish Tacos Recipe “The Sneaky Version” Preparation: Step 1: Without telling your children, program a new passcode into their video game console, computer, or iPhone. Wait approximately 15 minutes. When you hear your children yell, “Mom! Dad! My game…
We don’t need fathers! …Or, do we?
My son is connected to my wife through strong, natural bonds. Her body kept his alive for two years. For his first nine months, her voice was the soundtrack of his universe, and it will always be a melody of…
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…
Dads who are present… long after they're gone
I’m still smiling. A couple weeks ago, my son Aidan and I were invited on a father-child deer hunt to northern Nebraska. What continues to make me happy is not only the fact that my son shot a giant whitetail,…
95-pound kid shoots 200-pound buck
In “Man on the Run,” I wrote, “There’s a song that plays in my head several times a week. I hear this tune in my mind when I’m wrestling, fishing, or reading to my children. It’s Pierce Pettis’s song, ‘You’re…
Inner Boys and Awakened Men
All men have an inner boy, and many of our inner boys have strong recollections of growing up and getting crushed, silenced, disappointed, and at times, even victimized by our fathers, or by other frail-hearted men. Because of our rough…
One Christian's approach to PP-supporting Starbucks (AUDIO of drive-thru)
I’ve got a fun little thing going with Starbucks – depending on what I’m doing on a particular day, I will answer the question, “Can I get a name for the cup?” with someone else’s name, or a statement. For…
Open letter to Planned Parenthood & Dr. Nucatola supporters:
As I’ve observed your responses to Dr. Nucatola’s statements this week, I’ve noticed a contradiction in your language. The contradiction can be illustrated in a comment left by an anonymous PP supporter (“Badgers”) in response to my previous post (“What if…
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.