Tag Archives: Fatherly Advice

Danger, Don’t Swim

As I’ve mentioned before, I have nightly discussions with the children before I send them to bed, each child needs those quiet five minutes with just the two of us to discuss the great mysteries of life.  Sometimes we talk … Continue reading

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A Father of Note, a Note of a Father

There are so many things I've gotten from my Father, blue eyes, a singing voice, and a desire to fly being just the tip of the ice burg.   When I was a child, I learned that my Father was … Continue reading

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A Parable of Prayer(able)

Tonight I thought it was important to sit the children down and discuss the ways we can pray.  Sure there's no WRONG way to pray, but if there was, it'd be mindlessly repeating the same phrase again without a thought … Continue reading

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Genie in a Bottle

There are so many opportunities to teach the children things, and most of these are brought by what they say.  I'm hoping I do it and always will do it in a way that'll teach them, but not turn them … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Sound of Silence

There comes a moment… about ten minutes ago, when you discovere (you = me) that you've been sitting at your desk in complete and utter silence, the lights of day are out and all is quiet.  It's an unnatural sound. … Continue reading

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Lessons in Prayer, From Children

Nearly everything a child does is 'MORE Vibrant' than the parent, it's like we're born as a vibrant crayon box full of emotion, color, and character that gets darker and less exciting (and a little more complicated) as time goes … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned Soon Enough

Once upon a time, when cell phones were … not new, but smart phones were only a not too distant twinkle in the eye, I finally gave in, got a phone, and it came with a gadget!  This gadget, believe … Continue reading

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Wisdom From Long Long Ago

Once upon a time, I worked in the Air Force, and as some of you may know, they aren’t all the most polished gems in the jewelry cabinet.  In reference to that, a friend I had made, an older man … Continue reading

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Singing in the Rain – Operation, Don’t be Scared

Today, as I drove home, one of the thoughts that danced off the top of my mind, like water dances on top of a hot skillet, was that it’s been at least a year since I’ve had a chance to … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Children

My Dear Little Ones, I know that it is not always easy, but I wish that it could be.  I want to thank you, thank you for growing up so good, and trying so hard.  You do so much better … Continue reading

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