20 Sep The Gift of Rest

One year ago, my body was dying. A severe sleep disorder that was getting worse even after treatments was slowly killing me. My airway collapsed hundreds of times throughout the night, and my daytime exhaustion was overwhelming. Today, a neuro-stimulator implanted device keeps my airway...

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09 Aug School Is “Kewl”

Warning: Saying the word school too early in the summer may result in explosion of child. You probably felt the same way back in the day. Remember when your folks did it to you? “Bedtime starts early tonight; school starts in two weeks.” Some things never...

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20 Jul 7 Remedies for Emotional Wounds

We all experience different types of emotional wounds: Death of a loved one Rejection/abandonment Injustice Humiliation Loneliness/exclusion Injury You’ve probably experienced a number of wounds from that list, and then some. I’m not going to pretend I know the exact emotional pain you are currently experiencing or...

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14 Jun Five Ways to be a Superhero Dad

What does it take to be a good father? We have reached an age where that definition might be a little confusing. With movies like Avengers: Endgame dominating the box office, some fathers might feel the need to aspire to unrealistic superhero qualities. They want Hulk’s muscles...

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23 Apr Come out of Hiding: A Father Speaks on Suicide

Until I had a child with mental health issues, I don’t believe I truly understood the devastating impact on family, faith, and friends that mental illness could bring.  In fact, I’m not sure I really even understood that mental health was a real thing.  Questions and judgments would race across...

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