As a fighter pilot and father of five, I’ve had the privilege to watch my wife enlist into service as a homeschooling mom. I quickly learned that she would be engaged in combat far more than I ever would be as a fighter pilot. Every mom and dad brave enough to follow the calling of a fighter parent must become skilled in the art of basic homeschool maneuvering. [Read more…]
I love my father. I am thankful for him today, as I am every day. A few years back, I captured that sentiment in a Father’s Day post titled “A Father’s Legacy: Memories From a Thankful Son.”
But this Father’s Day, I want to tell you a story about another father, and the answer he gave to a question asked by someone he loves. [Read more…]
When I began this blog, I decided to focus on topics related to leadership, parenthood, and worldview development. My wife and I are currently experiencing our biggest parenting challenge yet. If you’ve ever had to say goodbye to a loved one, you will understand. Somewhat.
I say somewhat because our situation brought us challenges we never thought we’d face, and raised question we didn’t know existed. The decisions we’ve had to make are uncommon, shared by a relative handful of families, each situation having its own nuance and outcome. Over the past month, we became members of a new club fully against our will. [Read more…]
God will never give you more than you can handle.
That’s one of the most frequently misquoted lines of Scripture. It’s not in the Bible, and it’s not true.
In fact, God frequently gives us more than we can handle. Sometimes it’s the only way to get his messages across:
- You’re doing it wrong
- You cannot do it alone
- You need me
In her new book Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life, author and speaker Michele Cushatt gives a moving testimony about her struggles with God’s direction for her life. [Read more…]
This Christmas season, part of our experience included going back to black and white. I wanted to create a shared experience with my children. I wanted to watch It’s A Wonderful Life. I recently saw clips of the colorized version and determined that with color, there was a chance for success.
And we would watch it without any other screens in the room. No laptops and no iTouches. It was a revolutionary new way (and by new, I mean old)
to watch a movie: with undivided attention. [Read more…]