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…


A Dad’s Perspective During COVID-19

The alarm went off at 5 a.m. In the office by 6 a.m. Practice law until 2 p.m., then leave to coach seventh grade baseball, followed by varsity…


Dads, Let Your Children See You Repent

Like most parents, I can remember the exact moment I found out I was going to be a father: Mother’s Day morning in 2008.  My wife, Suzanne,…


How Do You Define Father?

A note from Janet: The article today is written by John Finch, with our editor, Blake Atwood. Our thanks to John and Blake (who edits for all our…


Groundbreaking Pilot's Advice for Dads

Karen Borta, the CBS anchor, said, “I need a piece of paper. I have to write that down.” CBS had just finished airing a segment about Lou Freeman, a…


How to Avoid Parental Burnout

When people talk about experiencing burnout at work, most people simply nod their heads with a knowing kind of look. It's almost expected that a time…


Why New Dads Should Go on a Post-Partum Diet

If there’s one four-letter word I can’t stand, it’s the one heard most often in January: diet. Maybe I should blame it on being raised as a Baptist.…


Why God Needs Fathers

A father came home from work to find his little girl brushing the dog's teeth with his toothbrush. He was horrified and asked her what she was doing.…