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Children and Chores

“You’re lucky, Mom, you don’t have any chores to do.” That complaint was courtesy of my four-year-old whose only responsibility that Saturday morning was to empty three wastepaper baskets. It is true that my four kids were being trained to...

Milestones in a Child's -- and Parent's -- Life

In raising children there are certain momentous occasions we call milestones. Baby books list things like “waves bye-bye” and “holds cup,” but neither of those were half as significant to me as when my baby learned how to blow her nose. At last I...

Men's Health: Following the Example of Jesus, Part 3

For the past two weeks, I have focused on fellowship and food. The last pivotal focus area is our fitness. Wow, has this been overdone! Media and other distorted influence makes us believe working out is the most important thing. It is vital to...

Men’s Health: Following the Example of Jesus, Part 2

My first focus was fellowship. My next most important place to focus for health is food. If you think modern food in America isn’t corrupt then take a look at our health. The most common reason for liver transplantation in 2020 is predicted to be...

Men's Health - Following the Example of Jesus, Part 1

In 20 years of being a Family Physician, I’ve recognized some key impacts on the health for modern men. Fellowship, food, and fitness are three pivotal places to focus in order to be healthier. Jesus was a great example of all of these if you...

Do Boys Still Read?

As a school librarian, I am often asked whether boys are still reading? With so many pastime options such as video games, ipads, and the like, it often seems as if boys are too distracted to sit down and read a good book. Well, there is great...

Three Ways We Can Teach Kindness This Holiday Season

Nobody wants their kid to be the mean kid, right?!  I mean, let’s be honest, friends. How do we avoid our kid being the “mean kid” in class and on the playground? Well, kindness is both caught and taught. The season of thankfulness and kindness...

What I Really Want For Christmas

You can tell a lot about a child by their Christmas wish list. I remember one year, our eldest, an adventurer, wanted mystery books; our #2 daughter, the girly-girl, wanted a tea set and a parasol; our son, guy that he is, wanted a slingshot,...

Five books to Prepare Your Heart for Advent

Advent is my favorite season. 

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder,and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

3 Steps for Quiet This Christmas

Shhh...can you hear that? It’s the sound of quiet. Mentally put yourself on your couch in the dark with a cup of some hot beverage and the only lights that are on are those on your sparkling, beautifully decorated Christmas tree. You stare in...