Twas the day after Christmas
when all the through the house
Everyone was still stuffed from dinner,
even the mouse.
Wrapping paper was strewn
just about everywhere.
It was obvious that St. Nicholas
had just been there.
I don’t know about you, but I always struggle to find the perfect Valentine’s Day card. I need more choices.
I started thinking, I’ve read all these cool Christian pickup lines like “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a selection of hip Christian Valentine cards? You know, ones that would make my wife remember why I’m the one she chose to be late to church with.
My wife agreed that it would be amazing…ly hysterical.
Since we couldn’t find any, we sat down and wrote some of our own.
It’s time to ring in another new year! But before we do that, let’s wrap up 2016 with a year in review!
…All I know is my son wants something that I would really, really love to give him, but I can’t.
That’s hard for me to swallow. I mean, the moment I became a parent I began thinking about all the things I wanted to give my children, and not just tangible things like food or a home or an LSU jersey. I’m also talking about things like love and patience, kindness and encouragement…family. Read more…
…For a long time I was ashamed of the doubt I felt.
I thought every one else had a Herculean faith. I thought that everyone who sat around me at church had sprinted into service confidently…knowing and trusting beyond the shadow of a doubt.
But, over time I realized that isn’t true at all. The truth is that many of us limp into church every weekend, broken and beat up…wondering how we’ll make it through the next week.
Before I had kids, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect as a parent.
Or so I thought.
After all, most of my friends are parents. And what do parents like to talk about most? Yep, their kids.
But a few years into this parenting gig, I’ve realized there are some things no one ever mentioned.
I’m not sure why, but since sharing is caring, I decided to write them down. So, here they are…ten things about parenting no one told me:
It’s time to ring in another new year! But before we do that, let’s wrap up 2015 with a year in review!
Here are five of my most popular posts from this past year.
…3. Drive 8 hours to a vacation spot with a 3 year old in the back seat. None of that “we’re so in love college trip to Florida” stuff. That’s child’s play. Pack a mini van with everything you could possibly need for seven days (including stuff you don’t even use at home) and head out. Read more…
…you’re giving parents a chance to recharge their batteries. While you’re serving Cheerios, the parents are in Bible study and big church…worshiping…learning…hearing a sermon that speaks directly to something they’re going through. Don’t overlook the importance of that hour for parents. For some, it’s the only hour they get without the kids all week. Read more…