An Argument I Cannot Win

As many as three times a week, I am tempted to argue with my kids. But in that particular setting, I know it won’t do any good. It would be to start an argument I cannot win. We try always to eat dinner together as a family, even if I have an evening meeting. Then,Continue reading “An Argument I Cannot Win”

Is God like this?

When I climb the stairs in our house to check on our kids, I usually don’t announce myself. It’s not that i want to catch them doing something they shouldn’t be doing. I would just as soon catch them doing something they should be doing. In fact, I would prefer the latter. But I stillContinue reading “Is God like this?”

Who am I to tell you…?

Can I admit to you here how much I hate being treated like I don’t know what I’m doing? Except, of course, when I am admittedly a novice or rookie. But: I’ve been at this pastoring thing for almost 30 years! So when someone approaches me – especially when they condescendingly share that it’s fromContinue reading “Who am I to tell you…?”

How will you remember?

Six years ago today, we checked Eliza into Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. It was the beginning of what would end up being an almost 7 month process of correcting the dysplasia in her left hip. The hospital was wonderful; we still have annual follow-up appointments as she grows. If we didn’t have theseContinue reading “How will you remember?”

Blogging for Lent

Three years ago I gave up blogging for Lent. This year I am moving in the opposite direction.  it has been over a year since I have regularly posted here, so for this season of Lent, I will commit to blogging each day. Except Sundays, of course. Sunday’s aren’t counted as part of Lent. IContinue reading “Blogging for Lent”

What comes between you and your children?

What comes between you and your children?  Before you answer, consider this: I am about to head out to my children’s preschool spring program.  I am excited to see my own children perform, as well as all the other children. But what will our children see?  Too often, as I observe, the above picture representsContinue reading “What comes between you and your children?”