Sixteen years ago, I married my sweet Shannon. On that day, I loved her as much as I knew how. I love her more today.

The marriage journey is an intense one, with both delight and difficulty. Whatever the season, it is a profound pleasure to walk with this dear woman.

Thanks to her for the joy of life together.

Thanks to others of you who have walked with both of us.

Parenting: Things to Notice

andyandrews4Andy Andrews has been called “America’s Noticer”. He recently released a for-purchase parenting program. Ahead of that, he released four free videos that are worth sharing.

They can be found at Andy’s website or by clicking the links below:

Moms and dads: What you do matters so much! Throw yourself into it — the blessing of the experience will flow to both you and your kids.


A Word to Parents

1970.harmon-killebrew.16Harmon Killebrew was a star hitter for the Minnesota Twins in the 1960’s and 1970’s. In recalling his childhood, he often told this story:

“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass.’

‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply.

‘We’re raising boys.'”

Parenting duties can battle with other expectations: Career aspirations, financial goals, fantasies of spotless homes and leisurely schedules.

Whatever you’re treasuring or pursuing, be sure that Papa Killebrew’s simple focus weighs in to your equation because there are a lot of things out there that we aren’t raising and only a few that we are.

Can a Gum Commercial Make You Teary?

This one might.

Dad of the Year Award

For any father who’s ever realized that doing his daughter’s hair was WAY outside his skill set, allow me to introduce you to our new hero…