Dear Parents, We Are Failing Our Kids

Several years ago I hired this young man to work the evening shift. Part of his duties for that shift was to vacuum the floor as the night manager did their duties. I was shocked to find out that this young man, who was seventeen, did not know how to vacuum...much less turn the thing… Continue reading Dear Parents, We Are Failing Our Kids

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Life Is Like A Box Of Lego Pieces

  I took Brandon to a Lego Challenge event yesterday. In this event he had to build different size bridges that would be able to withstand a certain amount of weight. So we woke up really early and headed to Shreveport. On the way he told me that he was nervous about doing this. I… Continue reading Life Is Like A Box Of Lego Pieces

For My Children I Must Stay Vigilant

As parents we all have fears. They begin, for some of us, even before our children are born. I know for me it did. You see, I have always wanted to be a dad. But I didn't want to be just a dad, I wanted to be a great dad. A dad who would always… Continue reading For My Children I Must Stay Vigilant

Surrendering A Struggle, Hurt or Habit Can Happen At Any Age

I shared this the other day on Facebook but I want to share it with you all as well.... Had an amazing night tonight at Richland Celebrate Recovery. During the worship part Brandon, my son, asked what the glass jar full of blue chips were for. So we sat down during one of the songs… Continue reading Surrendering A Struggle, Hurt or Habit Can Happen At Any Age

Dear Son: I Pray I Lead You Right

Dear Son,   I sit here watching you play with your Lego pieces and using them to build things from your imagination. You have basically gotten out of your car stage...you hardly even play with them at all anymore. You are growing so fast. You are becoming a young little man. I am trying so… Continue reading Dear Son: I Pray I Lead You Right

An Investment For A Lifetime

As adults, we have a tendency to say no to our kids. Many of these are warranted when they ask for something they do not need or when they want to do something that we believe may harm them. But what about the simple things? For that question, I am not necessarily asking it in… Continue reading An Investment For A Lifetime

A Father’s Prayer For His Son

  I sit here and wonder about my son's future. He is such a wonderful little man who says thank you and will stand there...anywhere...holding the door for any woman who will walk through it. It does not matter if a man walks up to hold the door for the woman or not he just… Continue reading A Father’s Prayer For His Son