Category Archives: Family

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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The Mask You Live In

The other day I saw a trailer for a documentary entitled “The Mask You Live In.” The filmmakers examine the narrow way we define masculinity in this country and the impact this has on our sons. I’ve not seen the … Continue reading

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Seventeen

Seventeen years. In some ways, it doesn’t seem right. Wait, we’ve been married seventeen years? Are we old enough to have been married that long? Then again, I honestly can’t remember what my life was like prior to marrying Sunny. … Continue reading

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