Category Archives: Family

Turning Lose

Who in their right mind would allow these two to move out and live on their own without adult supervision and parental guidance? Well to me this is who they are . . . and yet, it’s not who they are at all. They don’t really require adult supervision anymore and they will always have parental guidance when they need… (more…)

When a Plan Doesn’t Come Together

In the 80s there was a TV show called, The A-Team. The leader of the A-Team was a guy named Hannibal. His tag line was, “I love it when a plan comes together.” I agree. But every now and then, the plan falls completely apart and the wheels fall off the cart and there is so much mayhem that it… (more…)

A Learning Road Trip – Part 2

On the second portion of Learning Journey, I drove from Wheaton, Illinois to my adopted hometown of Kirksville, Missouri. It was a nice drive on a perfect day. I stopped in Quincy, Illinois for a visual visit to a couple places we lived when I was a boy. I also wanted to see the church building that played a big… (more…)

Hopalicious

I thought there was something about her the day she was born. (All parents say that I think, but I mean something more!) We gave her the name Aubrey Hope Misheal. Aubrey was from a song, Hope is from the biblical idea of expecting good things and Misheal (pronounced Michelle) after me. Here are a few lines from the song she… (more…)

Valen

Last week I took Caleb to see the new movie, Eragon. If you’re a fan of this type movie, its good and don’t listen to the critics. There are many good things about the film… but this story is about the aftermath. On the way home from the movie I was telling Cale that the book was written by a 17… (more…)

What Boys Need

Well this week Brittany and I caught the film School for Scoundrels. It’s not going to be nominated for any awards. Its funny, a bit course and slightly lame. The plot of the movie is that Dr. P runs a school for wimps. He teaches them how to stand up for themselves and be confident. The hero of the film… (more…)

What Goes Around – Comes Around

One day, my daughter Hope cried out, “But that’s not fair!” In my frustration I replied, “When you were born and you opened your little blue eyes in the delivery room, where was the sign that said, ‘Welcome to the world, this is a fair place, enjoy!’ I was there, but I don’t remember seeing the sign!” I think we… (more…)