What’s it Take to Be a Good Dad?

What’s it Take to Be a Good Dad?

Recently, my wife left me. Ok, ok – she didn’t “leave me” leave me. Don’t start jumping to conclusions. Her brother was graduating college in Boston, and she went away for a weekend to support him. You know what that means. I spent the weekend wifeless with all...
I Was Not a Good Mom Today

I Was Not a Good Mom Today

I was not a good mom today. My words were not kind and the fruit I bore was not sweet. My anger was quick, and the heart I did wear on my sleeve was not pretty. It did not overflow with joy or kindness, patience, or even goodness. I was not a good mom today. When I...
Redemption

Redemption

Redemption for the day can be found in the simplest of activities. My redemption is bath time- where all the muck and grime of the day can be washed down the drain. Where all the harsh words, power struggles, and fiery fits are forgotten. Where all the things I said I...
What I Learned from my Olive Tree

What I Learned from my Olive Tree

The moment I saw her, I knew she had to be mine. I know, I know. You’re like “Whoa, whoa, wait, what??!!” Just calm down, I am talking about Olive, who is obviously my olive tree. I wasn’t at some trendy plant shop or fancy nursery, though. I was at Walmart! This...
Finding my Purpose

Finding my Purpose

Purpose I struggle with purpose. The purpose driven life? ha! How about the toddler driven life? Or the poop driven life? Oh here’s one. The never ending pile of dirty laundry driven life? Our pastor often preaches on dreaming big at the beginning of every year....