Category: Family

You’re A Good, Good Father

That song. You know–the one you can’t get it out of your head–and yet, you don’t really want to. “You’re a Good, Good Father, it’s Who You are…” “…And I’m loved by You, it’s who I am.”  [Chris Tomlin] Being a parent is the hardest, most rewarding job on the planet, and the reality is–…

Celebrating the Years

I’ve never been good at celebrating myself. I’m not sure why, really, but birthdays have always been… Awkward. Why is that? Even when it wasn’t about my age, I never liked the attention that a birthday brings. While I should be thankful for another year–another day to be alive, I focus instead on the awkwardness…

Embracing Change

It is an inevitable inevitability. Change. Not always easy.  Not always welcome. But definitely in.ev.it.a.ble. The cycle of life has a way of reminding us that even though change can be very difficult, it is, in reality, the most natural thing of all.  It is one thing that we can always count on:  Change will happen.   As…

When the Words Don’t Come

When you want to pray.  You need to pray.  But you just don’t know where to start. The words don’t come. Or they sound hollow. Then there are times when we fall instantly to our knees.  Begging.  Pleading. Tears blurring our vision. We cry out to God.  Our Father.  Our Creator.  Healer. Sustainer. Ever-present help in time…