This weekend we celebrate fathers. What a special gift a father is. But in our world today the reality is that half our kids do not have a father at home, in some communities it is 80% or more. The church has a powerful platform to speak into the broken home. Here is our thoughts […]
I didn’t like it at first. Every morning as the sun came up over the pond out front, I could feel him. It was a strange, eerie feeling. You might know the sensation that someone is looking at you. Then he would nudge me — he wanted to start the day and I was part
We were sitting on the patio of a local restaurant eating our dinner and watching the kids play on a community playground. There was one slide toy that was a pipe like element with handles. The kids could hold the handles and slide across an open area to a platform then push off and return.
I had found my dad after he had abandoned our family and mom moved away. I lived with him just long enough for him to sign the papers that allowed me to get a driver’s licenses at 15. A hardship licenses. Seemed right to me. When my parents split I was just 14 and
The large wrapped boxes were immaculate, and fully taped to carefully conceal the presents. Our hopes as boys were for things we longed for, powerful things, things of adventure and masculinity. When we opened the presents and saw the wooden butt of a Red Ryder BB gun, or the familiar yellow of the Tonka
The streets are dark at 8:30 on this cool November night. The asphalt highway is just two-lanes and it seems narrow winding through the Appalachian Mountains on either side. There is a sense of peace to this area for me. I have come to love the people I have met here and their desire to
There are certain things that are passed down from parent to child, grandparent to grandchild. A child does not even have to be around the parent to pick up the inherent elements of the family’s DNA. There are scientific facts that prove that say a boy will have his father’s nose or his mother’s hairline.
“I don’t know exactly how to say it but this weekend changed me. I feel like I can do bigger things. I feel like I can do hard things. The time in the deer stand talking, having someone listen to me. It was amazing.” The words of a young lady on the drive home from