Kids Workbench

For Christmas, Owen asked Santa for a “real tool set with a real hammer and real nails”.  Apparently he was a little disappointed with the toy tool set he got last year.  He loves to help me work around the house on anything from yard work to remodeling.  So this year Santa brought him a real tool set and he promptly gathered his toy tools and gave them to his sister. Continue reading “Kids Workbench”

The Other Half Day

Sunday morning is perhaps one of the most controversial times of the week.  There are a wide range of offerings and in some places it seems there is a church on every corner.  Down the street from where I live, there are five churches in a one mile stretch of road.  They each do things a little different and teach things a little different.  Which one is right? Continue reading “The Other Half Day”

A Balanced Life

I love my kids.  Sometimes it just seems like I can’t get enough time with them.  As they get older… or maybe I should say as I get older, the time just continues to slip away.  I think that if I could spend 24 hours a day every day with them, it wouldn’t be enough.  Somedays 5 minutes is more than I can take.  As a dad with a full time job, ministry leadership roles, and parents to help care for, there is a lot of activity to fill a limited amount of time.  It seems there is always one area of my life that is in dire need of some attention. Continue reading “A Balanced Life”