Laughter: Psalm 126

Children too are a gift from the LORD… Now for a little levity during Holy Week. Last night my wife and I decided to conduct an experiment. We put our two boys, two and four, in the same room to sleep for the night. We knew that this was a potentially disastrous move on our … Continue reading

Hope: Psalm 121

Psalm 121 I love my two boys. In their short time here on this earth they have taught me more about faith, love and hope than any other human teacher or mentor. Both boys have an unbridled exuberance for life. I love the way they look at me. Their little eyes pierce the depths of … Continue reading

Despair: Psalm 120

Despair

psalm 120 Throughout high school and college I was an avid hiker. I would find any excuse to head to the mountains, find a trail-head and journey upward onto the unknown trail. There was an allure in going up — to seek the summit. One trail in particular involved a significant descent into a gorge … Continue reading

“my” children

Over the past three years of actively living out fatherhood, I have watched my boys grow in many ways. Joseph, the oldest at three years old, is the thinker. He is always asking the question “why?”, and desiring the engagement of discussion. Charlie, on the other hand is a little over a year old and … Continue reading

It is true that we all fight, but are we all soldiers?

“It is true that we all fight, but are we all soldiers?” (RoF 1.12) An interesting question in relation to masculinity…what is the difference between fighting and being a solder? I believe this question haunts every man. I remember growing up and my mother making sure I was not exposed to guns. She now likes … Continue reading