Category Archives: Family

Better Angels: Flag Day 2017

The lesson my kids learned today in D.C. — “As Americans, we don’t shoot one another over our political differences.” Today we were scheduled to tour the White House with Martha Brooks, the wife of our congressman, Mo Brooks. She … Continue reading

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Back Porch Eschatology Is The Best Eschatology

While grilling some chicken last night, Jackson brought me his Bible. (He wanted a “real” Bible the other day, rather than a “kids” Bible, so we stopped and let him pick one out.) He had been reading Genesis 1 and … Continue reading

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In Honor of the Queen

A certain someone around our house celebrated a birthday today. So we decided to crown “the queen” with cookie cake on her special day.   Words don’t really express the blessing Sunny is to the people in her life. She spent … Continue reading

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Hope Against Hope

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It was a Saturday. We were planning to go to Nashville that day to see her. She’d been hospitalized there for several days and we’d planned for me to finish up the school…

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Nature’s Classroom

I had a great time this week at Nature’s Classroom with the kids. We spent the week at a campground atop Lookout Mountain in Mentone. All three of us learned quite a bit and I’m super proud of the kids … Continue reading

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Parenting: The Swimming Pool Metaphor

In her insightful new book Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood (2016), Dr. Lisa Damour compares parenting to a swimming pool. Consider the metaphor in which your teenage daughter is a swimmer, you are the pool in … Continue reading

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My Anniversary Gift 

On our anniversary last week, Sunny was disappointed because her gift for me hadn’t arrived yet. She had ordered something handmade and it was late ending shipped. Well, my gift arrived this morning: a wood burned map of the MLB … Continue reading

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