Wonder

One of my goals as a father is to infect my children with childlike wonder. Arthur Gordon is one of my role models when it comes to wonder. I read…


Simply enjoying your children: A father’s advice for love and joy

“Tell me you are from a small town without saying you are from a small town . . . .” “Tell me you are married without saying that you are married . .…


Struggle well: Fatherhood, love, and grace

Fatherhood is a struggle.  Don’t get me wrong. It is glorious, exhausting, worthwhile, exasperating, a blessing, and painful.  It is all of those…


Prayers for a Tired Dad

God has always used ordinary people to do remarkable things. That’s where you come in, Dad. You are a man God can use. God knows we are imperfect.…


The captain of his family: 4 ways to practice humility in fatherhood

Every guy has a list. He creates it in his formative years. Some of it may come from his dad, maybe some from a grandfather, and probably a bit of…


Young & considering parenthood

My wife and I met at the age of seventeen.  Our friendship organically blossomed into an exclusive relationship, and immediately we were…


Heart-Knot Deposits

A friend and I were wade fishing on the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas when a feeling of dread came over us. It was a fabulous spring…


4 lessons for my son: Fathering (with brown skin)

Sunday, June 14, I celebrated my son’s first birthday, as well as my fifth anniversary.  As my son awoke on this special day, he crawled to his…


Father’s Day: To be called his children

This morning, I looked up the origin of Father’s Day and learned something new.  A woman named Sonora Smart Dodd was raised by her father, a civil…