In what feels like a lifetime ago, a rag tag bunch of rogue writers would sharpen their pens every Friday and celebrate the end of a long week with a Flash Fiction Contest. The contest ended in 2015, but now… five years later… Flash Friday is back. It’s a writer’s reunion, and we couldn’t be […]Read more "Flash Friday: Independent"
“I wish I could freeze time or go back in time and watch my kids grow up all over again, because it is just going by too fast.” – Robert Rodriguez As a child it felt like I waited eons for Christmas to finally arrive, but as a grown adult the whole experience flies […]Read more "5 Tips for Making Lasting Christmas Memories…"
“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy Ready or not, Thanksgiving Week is under way. The grocery stores are ridiculously crowded (now is not the time to run out of coffee), families are gearing up […]Read more "Thanksgiving Fun for the Whole Family"
Remember the good old days, when you used to stay awake at night dreaming of summer? No school, no homework…just two months of relaxation and fun – right? If you’re a parent, you’re probably laughing uncontrollably right now. Why? Because you know that cabin fever sets in after two weeks are through, and being stuck […]Read more "A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Summer"
“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart, one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” – Marvin J. Ashton “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” – Emile Zola All […]Read more "N – Nurturing Your Child’s Inner Picasso"
“The most decisive actions of our lives – I mean those that are likely to decide the whole course of our future – are, more often than not, unconsidered.” – Andre Gide No class, book, or amount of good-intentioned advice can truly prepare you for the ups and downs of fatherhood. When I […]Read more "K – “King Me”: The Art of Fatherhood"
“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"
Fatherhood “Take any award-winning photos this week, Hal?” The older waitress asked her usual question as she handed over his daily cup of coffee. Usually Hal would laugh it off, but today he frowned deeply. His three year old daughter, Alaina, was running a fever today and hadn’t been allowed into daycare. He had tried […]Read more "Thursday 360 – “Fatherhood”"
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”"
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"