Monthly Archives: August 2016

The New Territory Of Love

“If the first rule of love is astonished recognition (‘This at last is bone from my bones, and flesh from my flesh!’ – Gen. 2:23 JB), the second is that ‘a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves … Continue reading

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Storage Madness!

Last weekend Aleta and I had the pleasure of moving our daughter into her new college apartment as she begins her second year of college. Over the summer we had to store some of her stuff, and her future roommate’s … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprivation Still Nippin’ At My Heels

It feels like it was almost as soon as┬ámy kids finally slept through the night, and no longer deprived me of sleep, they decided to grow up and stay out late with their friends and so deprive me of sleep. … Continue reading

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Turning The Ordinary Into Danger

  Little kids always find a way to turn the ordinary into the dangerous, the magical, and the adventurous. This last week our local church installed a decorative 3-foot high perimeter fence around our corner lawn area. Every Sunday after … Continue reading

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Hurry Up And Slow Down

One of the things I realized about myself during my vacation this summer was that I had unknowingly put myself in a season of getting things done. A former co-worker defined this as my “go-mode.” I fall into go-mode when … Continue reading

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Shoot! I’m Verklempt!

All through the summer I’ve had the pleasure of co-teaching a parenting seminar with my wife Aleta at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center. It was a lot of fun to work together on the content, and even more fun to … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Want Fun. I Want To Be With Dad”

During my vacation this summer my family did some of those fun “stay-cation” things you can do here in beautiful NorCal. We went to see a movie together, we ate out, we went into San Francisco to visit the new … Continue reading

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