Posts Tagged ‘parents’

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 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 10th, 2009 I suppose that it happened somewhere in the vicinity of Sadie’s sixth or seventh month . . . I don’t really remember the exact moment.  All I remember is that it was a bit disheartening for me because I realized that once we had crossed this most crucial point in her life, [...]

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 24th, 2009 I sing.  All the time.  With our without reason.  Music is the backdrop of my life.  It’s like there’s a score being played in the background of my daily details.  When I do something right, the orchestra swells into a positive exposition of flowing major movements and beautifully-structured arpeggios.  When I lose [...]

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 [...]

July 6th, 2009 Someone this past weekend commented to me in good fun that they are enjoying my musings over fatherhood and Sadie, but that they are also looking forward to our return to Proverbs.  All in good time, my friends!  I guarantee that we shall continue that sojourn soon; but again, I can’t help [...]

April 15th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 13: 22 (NLT) 22 Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren,       but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead This passage seems more than apropos.  My little darling is officially a nine-month-old today.  Wow!  In the past week, she has gone from [...]

November 20th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 1 (NLT) 1 The proverbs of Solomon:   A wise child brings joy to a father;       a foolish child brings grief to a mother.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Today, we enter a new “chapter” of Proverbs in more ways than one.  The last nine chapters have been very [...]

October 22nd, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 6: 23 (NLT) 23 For their command is a lamp       and their instruction a light;      their corrective discipline       is the way to life.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead One week ago today, half of the population of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee received an impromptu, completely effective [...]