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5 secrets of a caregiver

During Covid, it hit me that the raccoon always wears a mask and washes his hands frequently. And, if you…

Early Celebration Syndrome

I once lived for sports. Whatever could be kicked, rolled, shot, or thrown, it was my sole focus. Sports taught…

Finding Ezra (Part 2)

One of the most difficult things in life is watching your kids wade through a puddle of broken dreams. Read…

Chris’s Incredible Journey

Our daughter-in-law was chopping wood on their farm. Her 3-year-old Seth, was watching. When she encountered a stubborn knot, she…

Finding Ezra

Suddenly we have thirteen grandchildren. Our kids are exhausted. They wander about the house saying, “Why is it that the…

The Greatest News

“I knew I’d rather die with you than leave without you.” It’s time for a little good news. So forget…

What Smart Dads Know

We were going past a Comfort Inn years ago. I saw that beautiful sign, “Kids stay free.” I couldn’t resist….

Party Training: How to Have the Best Birthday Party Ever

Years ago, ten boys arrived for my son Jeff’s tenth birthday. They spent the afternoon breaking water balloons over each…

Imperfect Saint

A boy says goodbye to the mom he loves I asked friends what they loved about their mom. Sadie said:…