The Journal

Today is my wife's birthday.  I am grateful that she agreed to marry me.  I am grateful that she is a wonderful mother to our three boys.  I am grateful that she has stuck with me during the bad times.  I am truly grateful for her love. Even though it is a day for her … Continue reading The Journal

Parenting as a Vocation

 It is not our job to toughen our children to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. – L.R. Knost The moment my oldest son was born is etched in my memory.  As I saw him enter this world and … Continue reading Parenting as a Vocation

Don’t Just “Get Over It”

I find it frustrating when I hear or see the phrase “Get over it.”  Not that it is necessarily bad advice in some situations such as moving on from past mistakes.  However, most of the time, this phrase is used in a dismissive manner. “Life isn’t fair, get over it.”  Really?  We just need to … Continue reading Don’t Just “Get Over It”