We are raising adults, not children

Many years ago, my older daughter walked into the bedroom to ask an honest question about meal preparation. “Mom,” she said, “What should I use to serenade the chicken?” I couldn’t resist. I suggested, “Hey, good lookin’ whatcha got cookin’?” I know, I’m a wise guy. After we had pointed out that the word is … Continue reading We are raising adults, not children

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This is a day to congratulate others

This morning, my son Judah will cross the stage with 18 other homeschoolers who have completed their high school education. He will receive his diploma from his mom and me, gifts and cards from family and friends, and words of affirmation from many. Some will compliment him on a job well done, pat him on … Continue reading This is a day to congratulate others

God has two dwelling places

I don’t even remember what Cindy and I were fighting about now. But I remember what happened to end the fight. It was 11 years ago, in the fall of the year. Jesse was 9 then, and he had already had three “febrile seizures,” where his fever spiked and he went into convulsions. His first … Continue reading God has two dwelling places

Leaders are made, not born

Many of us were given nicknames by siblings or friends when we were young, most of which were not complimentary. “Bucky” comes to mind from my pre-orthodontic days. We still tend to identify people by their flaws or failures, but not always. You will find the remarkable story of a man in the Bible whose … Continue reading Leaders are made, not born