Hurrication

With another tropical disturbance barreling towards the Gulf of Mexico this past weekend, we packed up and headed out… to the beach. That probably seems like a strange choice, but we had the vacation planned and to be fair, at the time of the decision all the projections for the storm were aimed at the…

Refrigerator Art

“Dad, wook come see what I made!” My son’s face lit up with enthusiasm as his little hand pulled me towards the refrigerator. “Show me!” I replied, his excitement transferring instantaneously in a bold denial of the laws of physics. “Wook!” He turned to me, grinning from ear-to-ear, tiny finger outstretched towards the scribbled mess…

One Hope

The statistics are sobering. On any given day, there are over 400,000 children in the foster care system in the United States.[1] What is far more sobering, is the realization that those statistics aren’t just numbers. Each one represents a human being that was subjected to such severe neglect and/or abuse that the state deemed…

Houston

As I watched the red and yellow spots on the weather radar rotate in a slow counterclockwise spiral of death over Houston, I thought about my father – 350 miles away on the second story of his house, watching the water ebb and flow on the floor below. As my concern grew, so too did…

The Fervent Dad Challenge

The Fervent Dad Challenge A daily workout for the body, mind, heart, and spirit for Christian fathers of toddlers. Although I have never done CrossFit, sometimes I feel that just being a father to toddlers is close enough. As you naturally find yourself carrying them from place to place, it becomes quite evident that toddlers have the potential to…