The Job Description of a Child – Part 2

Posted on August 10, 2012

There comes a golden moment when you as a parent can step back and bask in the joy of having birthed and raised a helpful human being. When was that moment was for us? When Alexis began, on her own …

Cure for the Insecure

Posted on July 2, 2012

I told you that yesterday was the first time I woke up without my children in my house. Where were they? We had to entrust them to their grandmother for one night because the following morning, we knew we would …

Missing Children

Posted on July 1, 2012

Yesterday was the first time since becoming a father that I’ve slept at our home without our two children being present. It was odd to me. I kept looking around for them, expecting to bump into them or thinking I …

Grace on a Staircase

Posted on June 25, 2012

A while ago little Alexis tumbled down from the top of our staircase. I saw it happen! You can’t imagine the feeling of helplessness. All I could do was shout “Alexis!” and suddenly she stopped rolling and came to a …

Two Magic Words

Posted on June 1, 2012

When our children object to our command or ask us a question, we try to answer them with reason. But if it’s followed by stubborn objections or endless questions, we teach our children to say two magic words that end …

The Milestones of Growth

Posted on May 30, 2012

What are the steps of spiritual growth? Let’s take a look at the steps of baby growth. This is a list of development milestones in our daughter (applies equally to our son): 1. Feeds herself 2. Clothes herself 3. Speaks …

Why I Started a Blog

Posted on May 23, 2012

These are my thoughts inspired while I travel around the world (40 countries and counting). I travel for ministry, missions, humanitarian aid, adventure, fun and sometimes… to do nothing at all… except write. My intention is that my children will …

A 3 Year Old on How to Approach to God

Posted on May 19, 2012

The next morning after returning from China, I was woken up by Alexis bouncing in her playpen, trying to get my attention with these words, “I love you, Papa. I promise I’ll be quiet and I won’t touch anything. Can …

A 3 Year Old on Love and Worship

Posted on May 18, 2012

When I came back from 3 weeks in Thailand and China, my 3 year old Alexis greeted me with these unforgettable words, “Welcome back, Papa! I want you, Papa. I want you all the time.” Hey, after hearing that, I …