Yo-Yo Pa – 3 “Yo Yo Tricks” To Help Dads Win With Their Kids

Yo-Yo Pa – 3 “Yo Yo Tricks” To Help Dads Win With Their Kids

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

DadPad #tbt – I’m Listening…Really!

DadPad #tbt – I’m Listening…Really!

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.

Why Good Friday is GREAT This Year (and every year)!

Why Good Friday is GREAT This Year (and every year)!

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.

Opening April 16 – Review of Heaven is for Real-The Movie

Opening April 16 – Review of Heaven is for Real-The Movie

Heaven is For Real is the movie depiction of the incredibly popular book of the same name written by Todd Burpo, the father of the young boy (Colton) who says he experienced Heaven as chronicled in the book and movie. There is one thing we know, the topic of heaven will create discussion.

Really? Ban Bossy? Aren’t We Avoiding the REAL Issue…AGAIN?

Really? Ban Bossy? Aren’t We Avoiding the REAL Issue…AGAIN?

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.

A Father’s Rant, er Letter to a (potential) Future Son-in-Law

A Father’s Rant, er Letter to a (potential) Future Son-in-Law

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