YOU. This may sound wrong to you... especially if you've grown up within the context of the church, but wait... let me make the case. In the world of nonprofits (e.g. church, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, etc.) we are regularly called to "give yourself." "Give yourself" is great advice if "yourself" is valuable. Seriously, we both … Continue reading The most important person you can care for is…
This moment was unplanned. We didn't know anyone was watching... much less taking pictures...but I'm sure glad they were, and I'm sure glad they caught it on camera. In this moment there is so much love, peace, acceptance, security... all expressed with a hug. Hugs like this don't come every day... big, full, eyes-closed hugs. … Continue reading A hug
Last Sunday we had some family pics taken. As I looked over them I realized a few things: God was really nice to me when He sent Sherri my way. I love her more today than I did seventeen years ago! We have six diverse, beautiful, and talented daughters. The responsibility that comes with being … Continue reading Family pics
I am the father of six daughters. I am teaching my daughters that there are three "must have" characteristics for the men they date. I am teaching them so well that the other day when I started down the list, one of my girls said, "I know! I know!" and then she finished the list! … Continue reading If you’re going to date my daughter you’ll need to do these three things
Childhood obesity... you don't have to be a "rocket scientist" to see it's an issue. A quick stroll through Wal-Mart or the local public school will be proof enough. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) says that "in 2010, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese." (for more … Continue reading How to help your child eat healthy
The following bit of wisdom is brought to you by the lovely and talented Mrs. Peterson whose words are in bold. Recently I heard one of my children make a statement about boyfriends & girlfriends that made my ears hot and my gut twisted. I disagreed with the statement, but she adamantly defended it. I … Continue reading Train your kids… don’t attack their “teachers”
Three new books just arrived in the mail! I can't wait to tackle them and be tackled by them...
You eat healthy. Have them eat what you eat.
Recently I've been toying around with a new definition of parenting: "One long string of inefficiencies." Ever feel like that? No kidding, the other night in a 30 minute span I did the following: Started making supper Changed a poopy diaper Went back to making supper Unclogged a toilet (completed unrelated to the diaper matter) … Continue reading A new definition of parenting
Last Sunday after church a friend of ours snapped some pictures of my ladies! I've got to share a few of them! And probably my favorite of the day...