Tag Archive | family

What Children’s Television Teaches?

Ok, this was humorous and thought provoking at the same time. Thanks Rob and Heather Martin for pointing this one out!

The Power of Introverts

This is an amazing and powerful talk from Susan Cain at TED this year about the power of introverts. She suggests that our current education and work environments have shifted from catered toward introverts to heavily favoring extroverts. She asks for us to provide space for both. This is worth the listen, and consideration for […]

A “Proud Papa” Moment

With the arrival of my fourth child coming tomorrow (Friday), I can’t help but brag a little about my oldest. Last night amid the falling snow I ventured out to shovel the front walk. My daughter, who had been playing in the back yard saw me come out the back door and grab my shovel. […]

A New Morbid Fascination …

What would happen if you put a baked pie in the middle of a cake? Someone, somewhere decided to try this. A former student (Chris Tierney) posted this to Google+ via Slacktivist on Patheos (where it is called a Laodicean dessert, bonus points if you figure out why). I followed the link there to the source […]

Prayer for Scott

Nice video put together by a friend of mine for a close friend of hers who is going through something unimaginable. I’ve met Scott, and he is a young man who was walking with God and learning more about faith. Now he is battling for his life, and walking with God through the process. He […]

Finding the Divine in the Mundane

Over at Don Miller’s blog, Penny Carothers contemplates the battle for many parents, especially stay-at-home moms, to find time for God in the ways we usually think about: devotions, prayer, quiet contemplation, etc. Here is a taste: I’ve always elevated the lives of others above my own spiritual aspirations (especially people like Thomas Merton and […]

Please Help Make this Book a Reality!

My friend, and fellow adoptive father, Peter Greer has co-authored a book on adoption called Mommy’s Heart went POP! It is a story of adoption that looks helpful for families, both parents and kids, processing inter-racial adoption. Joy and I have joined the cause by pledging our support for the book project, and I’d like […]