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Paddle The Boat : Be Together (Pt 2 of 4)

“Daddyyy.. wiw you pway cawrs (cars) with me?” Hesitate. Hesitate.. thinking.. quantifying.. calculating: time, responsibilities… indexing tasks.. prioritizing responsibilities..     * Here is where most of us as parents say : “No, I can’t right now – I have too much to do”. Then behavior and antics escalate into us disciplining because they find… Read more »

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Paddle the Boat : The Budget Sync (Pt 1 of 4)

Lesley’s email to our friends, the post on margin, and a late night video chat date with some dear friends about a month ago have collectively stirred some thoughts which has led me to a series I found myself writing called “paddle the boat”. The “boat” being the all-encompassing “family life”.  and the “paddle the” would be… Read more »

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God told me to go play light sabers

  I was sitting on the couch catching up on news, email, and the like.. When my oldest asked if he could go outside.. He only asked because he recently sprained his ankle and has been told to take it easy…  I told him:  “Sure, please just stay in the yard.” He made his way… Read more »

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young heart

The battle for the young heart. Should I … Be more strict on what they listen to? what they watch? Teach them how to consume ___________ in moderation? Teach them how to give and not expect return…? Let them see me study my bible? Show them that men can cry? Let them play my instruments… Read more »