Tag Archives: Parenting

Bread & Stone

J.P. Southey said: The Lord’s answers to our prayers are infinitely perfect, and eternity will show that often when we were asking for a stone that looked like bread, He was giving us bread that looked like stone. I, for … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Of Rambling From A Tired Parent

It’s been a week since I last posted anything. The delay hasn’t been because I’ve run out of anything to say, but rather because I just haven’t had the time to sit down and write. Last week, of course, featured … Continue reading

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1,500 Sheep

Not too many years ago the Associated Press ran a story that came out of Gavas, a town in eastern Turkey. According to the story, one sheep from a very large flock walked to the edge of a cliff and … Continue reading

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Tonya’s Birthday

Today is my wife Tonya’s birthday, and so I’d like to devote this post to her. I thought it would be fun to describe a typical day in her life, and since my day-to-day memory only lasts for about one … Continue reading

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Learning To Really Appreciate the Moment

The following quote is attributed to “Anonymous”: First I was dying to finish high school and start college. And then I was dying to finish college and start working. And then I was dying to marry and have children to … Continue reading

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Those Children of Israel

In Sunday School one morning little Joey raised his hand to ask a question that had been on his mind for some time. His conversation with the teacher went like this: Joey: “Sir, there’s something I just can’t figure out.” Teacher: “Alright, Joey, … Continue reading

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Follow Up To “Church or YBOA Basketball?”

In March of last year I wrote a post entitled “Church Or YBOA Basketball?” In that post I explained how my son Ryan’s participation in Youth Basketball of America was causing him to miss some of our Sunday morning church … Continue reading

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