The strangest thing happened when our daughter was around 18 months old. I took her with me to grocery shop at Walmart. I placed her in the cart and rolled her into the store, and right as we entered she asked, “Try again?” I wasn’t quite sure I heard her correctly, but she repeated herself clearly. “Try again?”
Confused, I carried on with my shopping mission. I found that every time we went to Walmart, once I had her in the cart and we entered her sweet voice would say (more…)
It’s hard to believe my father is already in his 80s, mainly because he’s so young at heart. He doesn’t believe in retirement, although he has scaled back his work hours in the past few years. Even at home, he’s busy with his garden, landscaping his yard, and studying his Bible. He’s one of the few people I know who will spend hours in his Bible.
I was fortunate growing up to have such a godly man as a father. Dad was the epitome of Deuteronomy 6:4-7. When someone loves the Lord as much as he does, it can’t be contained. (more…)
It is very hard to be a parent in society today, but I would have to say it’s even harder to be a father. We have all these expectations and molds that men should meet in the workforce, in our households, and even in the church. We seem to lose sight of the One who created the mold, and instead we try to force men to produce behaviors that we anticipate them to produce on their own without any explanation or guidance as to why they should. Even worse, if they don’t fit our cookie cutter mold, we write them off or throw them out. The generation we live in is now called “The Fatherless Generation.”
With Father’s Day just yesterday, I cannot help but reflect on the amazing dad that I have been blessed with. (more…)
I’ve got to tell you, I’ve got a great daddy. I didn’t really appreciate him growing up, but as I’ve become an adult, I understand more about all that he sacrificed for our family. Our family didn’t have a lot of money when I was a kid, but nobody worked harder than my dad. And he and my mom never really let us know that we didn’t have a lot. It was an amazing childhood.
The first time I think I realized what a wonderful father I had was when I was about 20 years old. (more…)