simply afraid.

The other night I was putting my daughter to bed. I had spent the evening preparing my book for printing and she asked me, “Dad, why do you have to pay for your book?” I explained the little I’ve learned about self-publishing including hiring an editor, layout and design, printing costs and the like. I…

10

Recently I was going through one of my old journals (this quite a humbling and hilarious experience if you are a journaler and haven’t done it before). Anyway, I found an entry dated shortly after my wife and I found out we were pregnant with our first child. Here is my list of “Ten Things…

Father.

God the Father walked with us in the garden. God’s presence dwelled with the Ark of the Covenant. God’s Spirit was in the Tabernacle. God met with people in the Temple. God walked with us in Jesus. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in us. Do I ignore the very presence of God the…

50%

Today my daughter turned nine. What?!?!? OK, that’s just what’s going on inside my head. As a parent every birthday is a wild ride of a reminder that life moves quick. But there is more to this birthday for me. The math seems to point out that I should be 50% of the way toward…

Uh Oh.

So, this weekend our family is heading a few hours out of town to meet up with some college friends. I’m looking forward to it. As the weekend grows closer, I’ve sensed this ominous cloud forming. You see last year, we attempted this very same trip and it ended in, well, somewhat of a disaster.…

Who’s on first?

My son is 7 going on 17. Just this past week he asked my wife, “Does a woman need a man to make a baby.” I would have told him, it depends on your definition of a man – but that’s why my wife handles those questions. Anyway, a few days later he informed me…

Routinely Routine.

I awake to the marine layer swallowing our windows and absorbing light. My mind is yet again tricked into the early dawn so I slumber; long past my alarm’s call to vacate my bed. When I do rise, it’s under the weight of two large growths…namely my three-year-old daughter and two-year-old son. They’ve joined the…