Have you ever been asked that question? My 8 year-old is struggling to cope (as are we all) with the recent death of his grandmother. She was a beloved woman in her community, church and family. She was gentle, compassionate, … Continue reading Daddy, Where Is Grandma Now?
If the answer is “yes,” then my second question is, do you know how snapchat works? If you are like me, then you have trouble keeping up with all of the apps and technology out there. My wife helps me … Continue reading Does Your Child Snapchat?
You’ve probably been tempted to do it….. Let’s call it “candy-paid silence.” You are in the store and your little one is getting out of control. Upset that you won’t buy them the latest bright shiny object from the toy … Continue reading Candy-Paid Silence
Physical Toughness When I was playing college baseball, I remember a particularly hot day at practice when our coach kept making the team run lap after lap after lap around the ballfield. Every time we stopped at home plate after … Continue reading Spiritual Toughness
Things are beginning to open as the global pandemic caused by Covid-19 slows just a little for now. My church met last week at 20% capacity and attempted to create plenty of space for people to social distance. As some … Continue reading Don’t go back to Egypt….
Learning some lessons I am sure that you, like me are sick of the stay at home orders. If you are even a little like me, you long for normalcy, routine and normal relationships that consist of high five’s, hugs … Continue reading Being Still During Covid-19
Coronavirus Pandemic The word “pandemic” comes from two Greek words. Pan, meaning “all” and demos meaning “people.” In other words, all people are susceptible to a viral pandemic. As we have watched for the last few weeks, the spread of … Continue reading Coronavirus: Why?
If you need toilet paper, paper towels or a medical mask, now is not the time to go shopping is it? And seriously……… who bought the last box of Macaroni and Cheese from Wal-Mart? How rude! As of this morning … Continue reading stayin alive, stayin alive…. Coronavirus and Kids
Nikita Khrushchev once described a time in the Communist republic’s history when a wave of theft was sweeping through the government-owned plants. To stop the theft, guards were placed at factory entrances to watch the laborers as they entered and … Continue reading Look Past the Sawdust
Do you withhold the rod? The American Academy of Pediatrics says that you should never spank your child.1 The Academy sites all sorts of studies from a broad swath of culture and claims that a spank is basically more harmful … Continue reading Spanking
If you have a child and they are over the age of three they might be requesting a cell phone on their Christmas list this year. I am being a bit facetious, but it seems like these days, children younger … Continue reading Christmas/Children/Cell Phones
Are your children thankful? Of course, they aren’t always thankful, but as a general rule are they? We live in a culture today where many think they are entitled. Many feel that they deserve special treatment or privilege and are … Continue reading Thankful Children