Category Archives: parenting

Reflexions from 2017

It is hard to believe that it is already December. This year has flown by so fast. I guess that’s what happens when you get older. The last couple months have been filled with so many struggles and negative events … Continue reading

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The Church: A Support System for Families

I didn’t grow up in the church. At least I didn’t attend real regularly, nor did I see the purpose in it as a child. My children did grow up in the church. If the doors were open, we were … Continue reading

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The Heartache of Houseparenting

It’s 9/11 and I have spent the day in Washington DC walking around and seeing as many of the legendary monuments as I could. I’m tired, my feet hurt, and I’m a bit bummed out. My wife and I were … Continue reading

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My Anniversary

27 years ago my wife and I were married in Ponca City, OK at the Hartford Ave. Church of Christ. Finding a woman who is capable of putting up with me this long is a rare find. I’m sure most … Continue reading

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Loving Enough to Let Go

True love is not selfish. True love will seek the welfare of the one we love above our own desires. It’s been well over two decades now, but I can scarcely think of the event without tearing up. My daughter … Continue reading

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Step Back & Relax

It has been an emotional week. This may be hard to believe but when you have a household of 8 people living together there are times of conflict. When there are 6 teenage girls living in the household peace in … Continue reading

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Moments of Joy

My favorite poem of all times is Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost. This is such a short poem and it is so true. It is a reminder to treasure those very special moments of joy in life because … Continue reading

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