Perspective 55

When I was in my early twenties, I remember hoping that I’d never lose my hair, but if I did, I hoped it would be after I turned 30 because then I wouldn’t care. When I was 26, I worked with a guy who was 12 years older than me.  I remember talking to him […]

Lessons from Ongoing Trials

Something I’ve noticed about the trials that God brings into my life is that they aren’t very explosive.  He doesn’t often bring hurricanes or eruptions as much as He sets rain clouds over my life that just seem to park for long periods of time and slowly drench everything.  The rain isn’t even all that […]

Lucy 12/29/17

Lucy turns 15 today.  In her honor I thought I’d relate the story of her birth. When Cheryl and I married in June, 1991, we spent the first two years enjoying our freedom.  We both worked (I’m a CPA, Cheryl was an RN), and we had fun being with each other without a lot of […]

Will 10/10/17

In 1995, 40,000 healthy infants were placed in adoptive homes in the United States, while 2,000,000 American couples were seeking to adopt. -The Kiplinger Washington Letter, October 1996 So Ruth departed and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and she happened to come to the portion of the field belonging to Boaz, […]

Cheryl 09/20/2017

Twenty-seven years ago today, I asked you to marry me. God told me to ask you – really. It’s one of the rare instances in my life when God clearly led me. Usually I see God working in the rearview mirror more than through the windshield, but in your case He made it very clear […]

The Privilege of Prayerful Parenting

Something that’s occurred to me since our son Matt went away to Basic Training last week, is how accustomed I am to being able to communicate with my kids at any time.  Think about it – if you’re a parent whose kids were born in the last 20 years or so, you’ve been able to […]

Matt 08/08/17

When we used to take our son Matt to summer camp, there were three things we were sure of.  One – he wasn’t going to miss any of us for one second that he was gone.  Two – he was going to have a blast doing all the camp things because bad food, bad beds, […]