Hey boys It was great having you guys over for dinner last weekend. With both of you living away, one in the uni hostel and the other still serving the army in-camp, it's always a treat to have you back. Livens up our otherwise quiet house. We covered so much ground over dinner that in … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #2 The “Perfect” People
So what to say about this coming Sunday, my 11th anniversary of celebrating Father's Day as a dad? After all, it's an unfinished journey, so maybe I should wait a few more years to say something meaningful? Or when the kids have all grown up and flown the coop? Yet, as I turn 50 in … Continue reading Please Lord, may I have 50 more Father’s Day?!
Today is Easter Sunday. Every year, I look forward to Easter far more than Christmas. For while the message of Christmas offers hope in the form of the saviour baby Jesus, it is Easter's message of His resurrection that completes the salvation message. It is Easter that ultimately delivers for me what Christmas first promises: … Continue reading Why I need Easter to restore hope
Want to know how mind-slammingly hard it can be living everyday with kids? How about with a kid that 'gets it' but also doesn’t ‘get it’? Let me explain. You see, it’s kind of hard working with children who have special needs like my Caleb. With him, it’s always a fight to transition to doing … Continue reading Living with Daily Defiance