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 …

Richard Dawkins at Dublin Writers’ Festival

Posted on June 11, 2012

There’s a Writers Festival going on in Dublin, Ireland that’s nothing more than a slobbering love affair with Richard Dawkins. As a former skeptic, I can identify with some of the sentiments being expressed and I think it no harm …

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 …

Science and Life

Posted on May 24, 2012

I am not a scientist by profession, but I did study university level chemistry and biology, finishing top of both classes. Science, if it is honest, is just one way of studying what God has made. It helps us know …

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 …