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Stories from the journey of fatherhood & brotherhood
Good Gifts blessing fatherhood gift Oct 15, 2020

Gifts are almost always associated with occasions. A birthday, Christmas, a wedding. Think of the lengths some of us may go to find “the perfect gift”. The frustration of trying to buy something for “the guy who has everything”. The resignation we feel standing in line at a drug store with a bland Visa gift card for 20 bucks because we failed to give thought in time for the birthday party that starts in an hour. Gifts commemorate. Gifts show we care. Gifts go over like...

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Birthday Blessing affirmation birthday blessing May 29, 2020

I rolled over in bed and smelled dark coffee and a cinnamon roll doused with melting frosting. I heard my three kids “sneaking” into my room with the stealth of a six legged moose. My wife wore that smile, the best one, the one that crinkles here eyes with sincerity and playfulness.  Could there be a better way to start one’s birthday?

Two cards made of bright green construction paper were proudly dropped in my lap. I grabbed the first and recognized the written...

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