Category Archives: Raising Boys

Black Lives Matter, part 2

Like I said in my first post, Black lives matter. If you haven’t read it, you can read it here. Here’s my story about how I came to believe that, which in all honesty shouldn’t be that hard for us … Continue reading

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3 Jobs Every Teenage Boy Needs To Have

I was blessed to grow up with parents that forced gave me the opportunity to work through high school and college. It taught me invaluable life lessons and helped to keep me out of trouble. It helped teach me various … Continue reading

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Husband and Father: A Man’s Greatest Calling

I was reading a book the other night and came across a quote that struck me to the heart and got me thinking, and subsequently blogging. The book is Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography of Bear Grylls. Bear Grylls … Continue reading

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A Birthday Wish List….

  One of our boys is turning 7 on Friday. Sarah asked him to list a “couple” of things he might want for his birthday. He came back later with a list of 20 things he wanted for his birthday. … Continue reading

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An Important Distinction…

It has been almost a year since my wife and I lost our sanity and accepted the call to become Winshape foster parents. In that time I have learned many things, mainly about my own selfishness, my impatience, and my … Continue reading

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Every Boy Should Own a Truck

I went to move my truck the other day. Since moving to Cleveland, TN I haven’t driven it that much. I mean , I don’t get a chance to drive any automobile these days that can’t carry at least 3 … Continue reading

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“You never leave a man behind!”

“You never leave a man behind R., You never leave a man behind!” That’s the order I heard coming from the playroom the other night. Little did I know it at the time, but Gideon and I were embarking on … Continue reading

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