Fish Tacos Recipe (The Sneaky Version)

By Zeke Pipher on June 2, 2016

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…

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Why wait until you're a grandparent? Take your second chance NOW.

By Zeke Pipher on November 10, 2015

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…

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Are overprotective parents HURTING their children?

By Zeke Pipher on April 9, 2015

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……

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Do kids need batteries to have fun?

By Zeke Pipher on January 22, 2015

“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…

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Bored by too much to do

By Zeke Pipher on November 18, 2013

“I’m bored, Mom. Give me something to do!” The woman standing behind me at the checkout line of the hardware store handed her son her smartphone, and said, “Here…play with this.” Children seem to be growing up bored today. And…

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Can Saying "Yes" Create Bullies?

By Zeke Pipher on October 22, 2013

I say no a lot as a parent. My son asked if he could watch the Broncos game with friends on Sunday. “Not tonight, Bud.” A few moments later, my 8-year-old daughter, the breadaholic, asked if she could have a third…

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Fathers…Superheroes or Superzeroes

By Zeke Pipher on June 3, 2013

“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…

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Helping Children Through National Tragedies

By Zeke Pipher on May 21, 2013

“Did you hear that children my age probably died in that tornado today, Daddy?” Those were the first words out of my eight-year-old daughter’s mouth when I got home from work last night. I can’t imagine what it must be…

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Billboard ONLY Child Abuse Victims Can See

By Zeke Pipher on May 6, 2013

  This group makes me want to buy a Harley-Davidson and fill my closet with leather. Big, bad dudes all dressed up and ready to…protect children. Talk about an important & urgent cause! A report of child abuse is made…

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Driven By Dreams – Men Living Well

By Zeke Pipher on May 3, 2013

Excerpt from Man on the Run: Dreaming is easy. The challenge lies in choosing the best dreams. In Ordering Your Private World, Gordon MacDonald recounts a conversation he had with his father. “Years ago my father suggested that one of…

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