Honestly, I don’t feel like giving thanks this year. Yep. You read that right. I don’t FEEL like giving thanks. That doesn’t mean I won’t or don’t want to but I’m learning that being thankful comes from something deeper than what I feel at the moment or even during a season of life. For those […]
I have not written a DadPad blog post in a long time. So, not many will read this. But, it’s my only blog space at this time and though it’s not a “dad” post, it is a significant one for me. We are leaving Little Rock after 11 years here and it’s a little “good […]
Resolutions, goals, and plans. These are all reflective of how we enter into a new year. Fresh starts are energizing…at first. But, how can you keep the energy flowing to make real change in 2015? The Curly Factor, that’s how.
“Why doesn’t God intervene?” It’s a question that those who believe and those who don’t believe in God tend to ask when we see injustice done. Afterall, being made in the image of God means we have an innate sense of justice wired inside of us. When we see the anger, hatred, protests and senseless […]
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 […]
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 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
If, as the old ad says, membership has its’ privileges, then there are times when fatherhood has its’ privileges too. And, this is the real kind of privilege. The kind that gives more joy after received, not like the purchase of another item I don’t really need while racking up credit card debt I definitely don’t need. No, this is a special kind of privilege that every dad who’s ever received it will immediately feel deep down in his soul.