Foster Dads – I Salute You!

“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” […]

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Dreaming Bigger

The other day I was with my four-year-old son in the yard when we noticed an airplane zooming overhead.   “If you could fly anywhere in the whole world, where would you go?” I asked. Without hesitating, he cried gleefully, “McDonald’s!” I laughed, but realized that because of his limited experiences, that probably was the […]

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Looking Ahead

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 […]

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Thursday 360 – “Fatherhood”

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 […]

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Waiting on God… and Waiting…

“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 […]

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