Posts Tagged ‘children’

September 21st, 2009 Some aspects of parenting a newborn were simplistic.  Simply put, she slept eighteen hours every day . . . and when she slept, she slept hard!  You could drive a Mack truck towing a carnival ride through the living room and she wouldn’t stir . . . well, so I theorize. Since [...]

September 1st, 2009 You may remember the story I wrote some time ago about Sadie’s first bath time nightmare.   The screams of agony.  The beet-red face.  The grueling and squirming . . . but enough about me, you should have seen Sadie! I told you, however, that she eventually became accustomed and even fond [...]

August 13th, 2009 There were many naysayers.  Those who approached us during pregnancy with a take-it-to-the-bank guarantee that having a baby would transform the dynamics of our lives . . . seemingly, by their tone, for the negative.  Now, they never said it that way, but picture a husband and wife standing before you . [...]

August 11th, 2009 Anticipatory planning rarely equates to reality.  Three years before Sadie was in our house, we brought home a little two-pound puppy named Brutus. Jet black.  The runt of the litter.  Gentle and submissive. Brutus was the perfect dog from the get-go. Pregnancy then brought about a whole host of ideas about the [...]

August 3rd, 2009 There are many theories about newborns that were quickly debunked when Sadie’s presence cascaded into our life.  I’ve already written about many of them at length.  The fact that little babies don’t crumble to pieces in your arms.  The truth about the inner monologue going on in their little heads.  The magnitude [...]

July 9th, 2009 I don’t necessarily remember that exact time that it happened, but when Sadie began turning on the smiles, life changed around the Driver household . . . yet again.  That little toothless grin turned me into Daddy-fondue . . . cheesy, melted, and ready for finger-wrapping.   Baby-smiling isn’t as simple of [...]

July 7th, 2009 Youth Ministry has been an interesting environment where within to parent an infant.   Our ministry has always been very active and very mobile.  Trips and events are usually constants and are constantly filled with change and adventure.  These features of our life as a couple are some of the main reasons [...]

April 21st, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 13: 24 (NLT)  24 Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children.       Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead A passage like this immediately stirs the waters of controversy in our culture today.  We want to strike [...]

February 19th, 2009 I rarely detour from our focus in Proverbs, but I just wanted to share a few thoughts about my time in the public schools of Wilson County in Tennessee this week.  I’ve been accompanying a young man named Reggie Dabbs to middle and high schools as he speaks to them about life, [...]

February 2nd, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 29 (NLT)  29 Those who bring trouble on their families inherit the wind.       The fool will be a servant to the wise.     Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Colloquialisms are often stated with little thought of their implications in reality. One in the hand is worth [...]