At first I thought “kudos” to the NYT for recognizing this great American, Christian man as a pioneer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and one of the great men of our era. (see The New York Times article on Truett Cathy’s death here if you can stomach it…)
This is a bit long but not long enough to share the valiant story of a fighter who lost her battle but not the war, last night. “His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to […]
When I was a wee lad I remember trying to learn how to use a Yo-Yo. Remember those things? Maybe it will or has become a “thing” again but I don’t see many of them around. As I was reflecting on my youngest daughter graduating from college in a few weeks. I see the emotion in her tweets (it’s the only way I really get a chance to stay current on what she’s doing-she uses Twitter like a journal of her thoughts in 140 character blocks)-sometimes being a dad is like that yo-yo. What yo-yo tricks should you do for your kids? Check out the latest from DadPad
A couple of months ago while home from college, my daughter and I spent a lunch together on one of our periodic dates. It was a great time to catch up with her and live in her world for a few hours. I have missed hearing the regular details of her life during her freshman year. You know, the personal details that spill out over dinner or in car rides to church. Our conversation ebbed and flowed. Then, during one of those pregnant pauses that mark every good conversation, I snatched the opportunity to buzz-kill a light discussion.
I don’t know where you sit today as you celebrate Easter in your own way. This is the first year that we won’t have any of our children around to give them their Easter baskets…Don’t let the marvel of Easter end in chocolate. The wonder of Easter is that He walked away
The Church has called this day, Good Friday. We know why it’s good. Because as so many preachers have bellowed to the shouting “hallelujah’s” of those around them—-“SUNDAAAAAY’s A COMING”! For years I’ve appropriately celebrated this day in soberness and remembrance of the price my Savior paid to release me from the prison of my sin, like Barabbas. But, for friends of ours and their son, this is a GOOD Friday they’ll never forget–it’s a GREAT Friday. It’s not just a remembrance celebration, it’s a reality of huge proportions. Life will never be the same.
To me, this whole campaign is a continuation of a nation that wants to address the symptoms but never wants to deal with the REAL underlying issue. In this case, the issue isn’t that young boys (or girls) are calling girls “bossy”. It’s that young girls and boys are not being taught how to conduct themselves in a way that builds others up and shows humility and love toward another.
I want you to know that I am very excited that you want to be a part of my daughter’s life. I’m sure you are already sensing what a special woman she is, which is why you are considering entering into a relationship with her. I want you to know that we’ve been praying for you for a LONG time. In fact, her mother and I have been praying for you before our daughter was even born. Well, maybe it wasn’t you. Much of that depends on