Category Archives: Misc. Writings

Rethinking Parenting: A Father’s Regrets

Children don’t come with owner’s manuals, nor are they anything alike even if they come from the same mother and father. As young parents my wife and I poured over all the marriage and parenting books we could find. Focus … Continue reading

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A Crash Course in Character Building

Today, a picture on Facebook once again started me reminiscing of the days when I was young. We all go through all sorts of phases of development in life. Each of these phases makes it’s own contribution in making us … Continue reading

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When Our Rights Trample the Rights of Others

I do my best to live according to what is known as the golden rule: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you (Mt. 7:12).” This rule accepts the facts that we don’t always agree with … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Child (In honor of Tabitha’s Birthday).

I didn’t want to have kids when I was younger. I figured I would foul it up. I wanted a wife and dog. Dogs are so much easier to train, they don’t leave near the mess, they are so much … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zealot by Reza Aslan

Anyone who knows much about me knows how I like to hear both sides of a story. I think most people tend make up their minds before hearing all the facts. They tend to pick a side and then spend the … Continue reading

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Helplessly Watching a Loved One Head For Danger

There is scene in the movie, “A River Runs Through It,” that has left a deep impression on me. This is the story of a Presbyterian pastor and his two boys growing up in Montana. The pastor was a stern and … Continue reading

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Do you want to learn or confirm?

Generally, I am content to go with the flow. I don’t like confrontation, I don’t like to stand out, and if possible, I am perfectly content to live at peace with everyone. That is until I see that the flow … Continue reading

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