But maybe parental perfection looks more like a crazy mom dancing in a van with the kids.
When Moon Goes to Sleep
I don’t want perfect kids – or even perfect parties. I want kids of character. Character comes from the ways we handle imperfection in ourselves and in others.
This week all three of my sons, separate from one another, have told me what they want to do with their lives. Our oldest announced that he’d like to be … Continue reading Being and Calling
Granted, in our family ordinary tasks are often the places where we hear and feel the loudest grumbles. However, taken away, the ordinary tasks of home are sought out because they are as much a part of the relational components of home as rest.
THE BACK STORY For the last few months my family and I have walked through a pretty difficult time. I’ve hesitated to write about it here – mostly because I’ve been processing … Continue reading The Way God Provides: Packing Up A Family for St. Louis
Last week the school where my sons attend held their first poetry festival. I must say that I was impressed. Students from Pre-K (that’s four-year olds) thru sixth grade recited … Continue reading Moving Kids Toward Wisdom
Not long ago I sat at my favorite coffee shop here in Charlottesville, VA. Across with me sat a man I have come to respect and appreciate – largely … Continue reading The Conclusion of Desire and the Kingdom
“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your … Continue reading Part 3 Desire and the Kingdom
I do want my sons to live a good life. Most parents do. But where does my image of a good life come from? If I am being honest – … Continue reading Desire and the Kingdom part 2
The whole “love language” thing has always been a mystery to me. Not because I think it is weird or untrue but because for years I didn’t think I had a … Continue reading An Obsession with Pancakes
I like ESPN. I like Sports Center. It is one of the best things to happen – both to folks with ADD – like me – and folks who love … Continue reading Derek Jeter and His Parents