Something clicks inside me when I am the only one responsible for my children. I have an ability to adapt to any situation. I can calmly settle disputes. I can even prepare multiple […]
It didn’t take long to realize that this assistance was needed in more homes than I could ever visit. This is why my wife, Melinda and I spent that last six months writing “‘What’s in Your Pocket?’ The parent’s guide to protecting your children online.”
“I just can’t sit and READ the bible anymore,” I said. “It’s like a chore, like something I don’t want to do but must so that I can feel good about myself. Like if I haven’t finished the Bible Apps annual reading plan, I can’t look at anyone in the eye. I hate when the ‘things of God’ make me feel that way. What’s up with this, man? Why do I feel this way?”
No matter what topic we are talking about: faith, prophecy, politics, social justice, sports, or geek fandom (one of my favorites) there are things I am just not authorized or qualified to speak to. I can’t tell you every single thing about the bible, for example, and the way it should be interpreted.
As my son lays in bed and screams “NO NO NO AAAAHHHRRRGGGG!” I don’t touch him. I don’t intervene, I just tell him everything is ok. I assure him of what he really, truly already knows. The tricky thing is that he is technically still asleep during these night terrors so he barely even knows I’m there.
It’s amazing what the “American Dream” has become. More stuff, less time, more stress, less priority, more work, less play, more debt, and less freedom. It’s tragic to think that in a country where we can be whatever we chose to be we are bound by what everyone else says we should be. Not our family. Not anymore!
I just finished a book called “Why Do They Act That Way” by David Walsh, PhD. Its a book about what recent neuroscience tells us about the adolescent brain. I listened to it while doing some yard work for a […]
In the second installment of my audio journal I’ll talk about my wife giving birth to our son in our bedroom and a parenting lesson I learned today. I end with a bit of an update from the fundraising trail. Support […]