Linus and His Blanket

Who doesn’t love Linus, the Charles Schultz character with the blue blanket and thumb in his mouth?  He acts as the Charlie Brown comic strip’s philosopher and theologian.  I kind of identify with Linus.  I too thrive on emotional security; it just depends on...

Essay: Helping our Spiritually-Starved Children

I’m departing from my usual short blog posts to post a longer essay entitled: Helping our Spiritually-Starved Children.  This is a topic that requires a bit more explanation than can fit into a typical blog post of 400 or so words.  Hopefully it will be a...

Single Dads

Not enough is written or spoken about children who are being raised primarily or exclusively by men.   The tendency in our culture is to believe that only mothers are innately capable of nurturing children.  Our media do little to dispel this myth.  Yet nothing is...

Powerful Questions

Ever get stuck talking with your kids, your spouse or colleagues?  You know they’re struggling with something and all you get are dead-end or yes/no answers with no follow-up.  I recall many conversations as a child with my parents that ended at a blank wall of...

“I Miss My Wife!”

I had been working with Tim on a project and we’d been getting excited over the fact that he was becoming a dad for a second time very soon.  In fact his wife is due as I am writing this blog.  Tim and Beth have an older son, about two years old.  They’ll be awash in...