More Lessons in Fatherhood … from Adrian Peterson and the NFL


I’ve always liked Adrian Peterson. He seems like a nice, well-meaning guy. But sometimes, even very nice guys make some very bad—even tragic—mistakes. The Minnesota Vikings running back has been charged with Read More

If No Man Is An Island, Is Adrian Peterson The Problem?

Man silhouetted against sunset and next to lyrics from "No Man Is An Island"

If you're a dad... or a mom... or an American human being with a pulse, you've probably heard (at least a little) about the parenting-related news surrounding the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings' All-Pro running Read More

Thinking Back to When We Were Expecting Our First…

The absolute joy of welcoming a new life into this world!

Many moons ago...My wife and I were expecting our first child and it seemed like nothing in the world could stop us. We had each other, we had a baby on the way, I had a good job, and we had both read and Read More



When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and Read More

What’s Your Testimony? (Revisited)

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On March 13, 2013 I wrote a blog post entitled, “What’s Your Testimony?”  Here is a snippet: At dinner one evening, our pastor and his wife shared something that has transformed the way we have approached life Read More

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose (the Kid)

Young girl sitting in the dirt

I worry about losing my kids. I like to imagine we all do, and that our worry keeps us vigilant and on top of their whereabouts. But more than worrying about losing my kids, I worry about losing my kids. Read More