“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…"
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!"
“The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began, Now far ahead the road has gone, And I must follow, if I can.” J.R.R. Tolkien – The Hobbit While I was growing up, my siblings and I often dreamed of finding great adventure in life. This led us […]Read more "Finding Adventure by Stepping Into the Unknown"
We might as well face it – nobody enjoys parenting all the time. It’s one of those “big secrets” we learn as we grow into adulthood. We spend years pining away for that cuddly little bundle of love, then find ourselves more exhausted than we thought was humanly possible and aching in muscles we […]Read more "Film Review – “Moms’ Night Out”"
“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…"
Apparently, my two-year-old son thinks he’s Superman. He throws his blankie around his neck, thrusts his fists in front of him, and races around the house making a WHHOOSSHH sound (which is what it sounds like when you fly, obviously). It was super cute… until he decided that he could “fly” out of his […]Read more "The Stupendous Adventures of Super Baby!"
We like to have “Family Television Night” at our house, and are always looking for good family movies and television shows to watch with our young children. We’ve seen a little bit of everything, from Disney classics like The Princess and the Frog to utter silliness like the tutu-wearing lumberjack from The Tooth Fairy 2. […]Read more "Andy Griffith’s Wisdom & “Funny Bone” Still Delights Young Hearts"
“Oh, I’m just not the crying kind.” Famous last words. I used to try and convince my wife that I’m not the typical “dramatic musician” who wears his emotion on his sleeve, but I’ve since given up the charade. What can I say? I’m a sentimental person, and everybody knows it. But even after coming […]Read more "The Crying Kind…"
Well, tomorrow is Father’s Day, and it’s the first one I’ll get to celebrate as an actual father! Last year at this time my wife and I were still on the waiting list for a foster child placement, and while I was really hoping to be a father in time for Father’s Day, it just […]Read more "Thanks for the Inspiration, Dad!"