Kids ask a lot of questions. A recent study states that "mothers are asked 228 questions a day". And that is just for one child. (My wife and I have 5 - sooo...) Parents get asked numerous questions a day.
There was not an event in my life I could remember where he was not present. So my fathers perceived absence from my game was troubling. It really was his presence I craved and desired, regardless of how close or far away he was. This was especially true for my sports games.
This is a foundational value we regularly come back to - our home should be a place of joy and enjoyment - even in winter months.
To be honest, I always knew I was going to give my kids Bibles. My wife and I have been intentional about talking about how we will help our kids develop a habit of Bible reading. But I never thought about how important the day we give them their own "real" Bible was a stewardship we were entrusting to them as well.
While I regularly think about investing in terms of finances, the same is true of time. Where I invest my time today could pay dividends years down the road. This is especially true when it comes to...
A moment in time where I felt on top of the world and at the same time uncertain what I was going to do. Being a dad has not only been one of the greatest joys of my life, but also one of the most difficult, character shaping realities.