Who wants a slice of pain spread with a little discomfort?

Beginnings, endings, and our comfort zone...

bread

My family eats a lot of bread. No surprise, right? If everyone eats a slice of toast (or two) and a cup of hot cocoa for breakfast we pretty much destroy an entire loaf, or at least close to it. Making everyone a sandwich? You don’t even want to know. Good thing bread is still […]

Sometimes it is easier to ask, “Why?”

asking-why

Sometimes it is easier to ask, “Why?” It is less confusing to ponder the unknown. There seems to be less pain in wondering what could have been. It’s much easier to sift through hypotheticals than to face the gritty, soul-shattering truth of reality. Don’t be ashamed. It’s our natural response when we are faced with […]

Have we forgotten?

I said I would never forget...You did too.

911

I said I would never forget. You did too, BTW. We all did. We will never forget what happened today, we promised. We will never forget the hollow empty pit gnawing at our insides. We will never forget the hopeless and helpless feeling of waiting for the next shoe to drop. We were all sure […]

Dealing with #daddyfails

Dad-deVotional #3 - The Dad's Sustainer

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Philippians 1:6 (NKJV) “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” Failure is big business these days. Been on YouTube lately? #fail #instantkarma #failvid How many hours have you burned watching fail videos on YouTube? Go ahead and […]

Your Life Will Never Be the Same

And she will always be daddy's little girl

dad and girls

We were a couple weeks out from a much needed family vacation. It had been more than three years since we had left town as a big ole wonderful herd. I had been on several out of town business trips since then, but that isn’t the same. We were all pretty pumped at the idea […]

Three Ways to Make it Through the Pain

Dad-deVotional #2 Part 2

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Deuteronomy 33:27 NKJV                                           1 Peter 5:7 NKJV The eternal God is your refuge,                                  …casting all your care upon Him, And underneath are the everlasting arms.              for He cares for you.   I am extremely blessed. God has blessed me with an awesomely wonderful wife. He has gifted […]

Dad-deVotional on hiatus!!

Will come roaring back next week

Hi all. Hope you are all having an awesome week and escaping the heat wave that seems to have blanketed the entire U.S. Man, its hot!! I will not be posting a weekly devotional this week as I am on a short “sabbatical”. But, don’t worry, Dad-deVotional #2 part 2 will be up next Friday […]

You Have One Job, Fellas. Do it Well.

Dad-deVotional #2 The Dad's First Job

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Ephesians 5:25-29 (NKJV) Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her…So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does […]