Sometimes it amazes me to see how much my young children can teach me about genuinely worshipping with a pure heart. The other day my three-year-old son was babbling as I rolled him through Wal-Mart in my grocery cart. We had just celebrated his birthday, and I guess you could say he was on […]Read more "“Happy Birthday, Daddy” – What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Worship"
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!"
My daughter loves getting into the holidays, and started dreaming up her Halloween costume back in January! I’m also the type of person who enjoys holiday traditions and getting into the spirit of the season, so I really do understand this. Halloween is such a dark holiday, however, that my wife and I have […]Read more "Seasonal Craft – “Light of the World” Lanterns"
Allow me to introduce you to the amazing, never before seen Curious George mini-pumpkin! (Courtesy of my two-year-old son…) Here’s one side of my Batman pumpkin… sadly, this bat almost flew away (had to hold it down with toothpicks…) And here’s the other side of my Batman pumpkin. The kids weren’t too impressed, but […]Read more "Wordless Wednesday – Pumpkin Carving Fun!"
This past Tuesday it was time for me to get my annual flu shot. I absolutely abhor needles of any kind, but I walked out of the medical clinic with a smile on my face. Why? Because even though someone had just plunged a half-inch of steel into my throbbing arm, I ended up […]Read more "Confessions of a Lifelong Spidey Fan"
It is no accident that Sunday mornings, which are to be set aside for quiet reverence and intimate worship with God, always end up feeling frantic and exhausting. Yesterday was no different. Here’s a little peek at my morning yesterday: 5:00 a.m. – Jump out of bed and rush to get dressed and ready […]Read more "Experiencing Worship in Daily Trials"
“Sissy’s cryin’,” our two-year old son told me the other morning as I walked into his room to wake him up. “Sissy’s cryin’!” I believed him, but was a little surprised since Mommy and I had heard nothing about it. It’s not uncommon for Sissy to have trouble sleeping if the branches outside happen […]Read more "When the Darkness Closes…"