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.
Christmas lists. We make them. We request them. We shop with them. Shirts…pants…games…TVs…computers…pajamas…lingerie (just seeing if you’re still reading). Sometimes we confuse wants for needs. I’m pretty sure we understand when we make out this list it’s to fulfill our insatiable thirst of wants
There are usually vigorous debates this time of year about what families should do when it comes to things like Easter egg hunts, coloring of eggs and other more secular practices of a clearly religious holiday. Whereas I may broach those issues in another post, that is not the thrust of this entry. My desire is to wake us from slumber two weeks ahead of the event and challenge dads as the spiritual head of our home to engage our family in preparing for Easter with Easter ideas in a spiritual capacity.
Christmas. Yes, I’m not afraid to say it to all MERRY CHRISTMAS! There are a lot of things that happen this time of year, some of them not beneficial but most of them are meant to bring family together. That’s ALWAYS a good thing. As my kids are now scattered and not nearby enough for […]
Ties. Ugly Shirts. Suspenders. Hammocks. What do all these have in common? Well, they are typically some of the most often cited gifts that dad’s either actually or supposedly receive for Father’s Day (which, by the way is this Sunday for my kids who might be reading this—yea right ;). For the most part, my […]
During a holiday where we typically celebrate with those we love and share those things we are grateful for (and direct that thankfulness accordingly, in our case, toward God), I must admit that my focus has been limited to being faced with the truth of my beloved mother-in-law’s seemingly limited time on this earth. Tributes […]
July 4th is a “dad” kind of holiday. Fireworks. Grilling. Outdoor games (more manly when lawn-jarts were played). As a dad, I’m all over this weekend. Love to grill. Love to get outside and “mix it up”. But, one thing I never got into was setting off fireworks.
Here’s the 2nd installment of our Father’s Day series. Batter UP: Jeff Abramovitz; On Deck–Leary Gates! My birth father wasn’t in my home growing up, or at least not for very long. I don’t remember living with him. My parents divorced when I was 3 and, therefore, I don’t recall ever waking up and walking […]
Over the next several days leading up to Father’s Day, we (the collective author team) thought that it was only fitting for a blog about Dad’s to focus on this one day during the year when the nations eyes are on “old pops”….I grew up in New Jersey about 90 minutes east of Philadelphia and 90 minutes south of New York City, so my dad took me to see a number of baseball games.