A Lesson From My Baby Boy…

Sneeze, sneeze…

Cough, cough, cough…

Gag…choke…

Now we are moving and rushing to his crib. My wife grabs Timmy and quickly brings him to the bed while I rush to grab the bulb syringe, kleenex and nasal spray. Our baby is struggling to breathe and there is so very little for us to do and yet we are desperate to help him. Timothy is fighting through his third cold in his six short months of life and it feels like he is losing.

The Lost Art of Gentleness

Would people describe you as a gentle person?  Would your spouse?  How about your kids?

I don’t know if I would describe myself as a gentle person.  I know my experiences in life have taught me to be compassionate and gracious but I don’t know if gentleness is something that comes to me naturally.  I can be passionate and relentless, but gentle?

As I have been wrestling with this theme in my life, I found a great definition at Wikiversity. 

The Happiest Place On Earth? Anywhere With Your Family

It’s summer, and many of us dads have gone or are going on vacations with our families. In fact on Tuesday, fellow Dad Matters blogger Rich Bennett gave us a great sneak peak into his own vacation plans—a week-long mission trip to Chicago.

“My hope is, we’ll experience things together in serving others that will be more amazing and lasting than the bright lights of Manhattan,” he wrote. “Or, even the natural beauty and splendor of a miles-wide hole in the earth.”

Sounds like an amazing trip, and I don’t think Rich will come back disappointed.