“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 As a parent I genuinely hope that I’m passing on the right kind of lessons to my children. Sometimes, however, they end up […]Read more "Motivating Monday -The Good Road"
“So, what’s it like to be a foster dad?” It’s a question that has worked its way into many a casual conversation since my wife and I joined a Foster-to-Adopt program. Well, let me help you with this. Sit back, close your eyes, and imagine the following… – You send your toddler to “time out” […]Read more "Foster Dads – I Salute You!"
As we prepare to ring in the New Year this weekend, many of us will choose to be “two-faced.” No, I’m not talking about doing something hypocritical. The dawn of a new year typically causes us to reflect on our past even as we dream about the future. This phenomenon is why Janus (the Roman […]Read more "Looking Ahead"
“A heart-based approach to parenting isn’t easy, but it’s where the significant work is done in a child’s life.” Dr. Scott Turansky & Joanne Miller, RN, BSN “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 As Valentines Day looms ever closer, spouses are scrambling to […]Read more "Praying for Your Child’s Heart this Valentines Day…"
“I want you to play a game with me,” my daughter announced yesterday. “Well, it’s almost dinner time,” I answered. “Maybe we can play a game after dinner.” “I want you to play a game with me now,” she whined in that terrible, grating voice that all parents come to know oh-so-well. “You’re gonna have […]Read more "Waiting on God… and Waiting…"
The fateful day has arrived – your child is leaving for college. Their bags are packed, you’ve hugged the life out of them, and now you try to hold back tears as they pull away from the curb. As they ride off into the sunset, you ask yourself, “Have I covered everything? Have […]Read more "Book Review – “A Mom’s Point of View: Beginning Adulthood”"
We took the kids to a tree farm near our house to cut down our own Christmas Tree this year… we ended up with a scraggly little weed that would never pass for a real tree in the major stores, but the kids just fell in love with it! So many to choose from… Running […]Read more "Wordless Wednesday – The Great Christmas Tree Hunt"
My wife and I are always on the lookout for good television programs for our children to watch, and actually finding these is not always easy! There are plenty of cartoons and children’s shows to choose from, but not all of them capture the imagination of our 7-year-old and our 2-year old. On top […]Read more "Television Review – “VeggieTales in the House”"
Today is National Adoption Day, an event which took on new meaning for us as we finalized the adoption of our two children this morning! Words cannot describe what it felt like to stand before the judge and hear him pronounce us a forever family, with all the rights and responsibilities this entails. This […]Read more "Adoption Day – A Glimpse of Heaven"
About 16 months ago, my wife and I got “the call” from CPS, letting us know that there were two children in need of a foster home. After months of training and working to become licensed foster parents, this was the moment we had been praying for. It was love at first sight for […]Read more "Looking Forward to Adoption Day!"