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Archive for April 2011

Stunted Growth

April 28, 2011

What are some parents afraid of? It is normal for young adult children to have some apprehension about leaving home. It is normal for some new high school graduatesĀ not to feel ready for the next step of life. It is even normal for some young adults (early 20’s) to still live at home. What is […]

Royal Wedding …. NOPE!

April 26, 2011

The 24 hour cable news franchises and internet news sites are a buzz with news of the Royal Wedding. Am I the only one who thinks, “who cares?” Yet some do. Good for the royal family … hopefully this one works out. I did, however, have a royal moment. On Monday night I did something […]

Little League … Big Dreams

April 23, 2011

I have written and commented on several occasions about my love for the game of baseball. I have had no shortage of opinions regarding parents who live vicariously through their little athletes. Having been a coach, athletic director, and even a league president … I never thought of myself as one of “those” parents. My […]

The Wonder Years of Doogie Howser with Family Ties

April 22, 2011

Strange title for a blog entry isn’t it? My boys and I have been watching reruns (let me clarify: bits of reruns since we surf during commercials) of vintage 80’s-90’s TV programs on The Hub. The other night our entire family watched an episode of The Wonder Years that centered around teenage dating. Since my […]

Palm Sunday

April 17, 2011

This is the day churches and Christians remember the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. This marked the beginning of the clock ticking down one week until His arrest, trial, crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. The people lined the streets with palm leaves and shouted, “HOSANNA!” Tragic irony: by the end of the week that […]

Happy Birthday Hannah

April 12, 2011

Sixteen years ago today my wife, Shari, and I had our first child … Hannath Ruth. Happy Sweet 16 … I will try not to embarass you too much on the radio today!

The Apprentice

April 11, 2011

Okay, this may be considered a stupid entry for a blog but I love The ApprenticeĀ TV Show. I do. In fact, one year I centered a youth conference theme around the idea of partnering with God as an apprentice. I really like the regular Apprentice where candidates are vieing for an actual job by performing […]

Little League … in the South

April 10, 2011

I like baseball … NO … I love baseball. As a dad I loved buying my boys their first gloves and bats. I couldn’t wait for my oldest son’s first baseball game when he was five. Now, Little League is an American institution. Just about every man played at least one season of Little League […]

Sentimental Journey

April 8, 2011

As my oldest daughter prepares for her Sweet 16 birthday I am finding myself becoming a bit sentimental. This was compounded this week by the organizing of my old computer files. I placed over 4,000 photos on two flash drives. That doesn’t include the 2,600+ I am currently still using. The photos revealed a younger, […]

Caught Him

April 5, 2011

GOD gives parents a special sense of just when to open the bedroom door, check their FB page, look at their texts, gloss through their iPod tune selections, and etc. Over this past weekend I took my family to Miami. On Sunday morning after I came out of the bathroom after having finished my shower […]