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family fatherhood Jun 19, 2017

Growing up, I don't know the that I ever gave intentional thought about being a father. The older I got the more it just became an assumption that I'd likely one day get married and have a kid, or two. Thankfully I grew up with a close knit family (I had an uncle and aunt and generations of cousins that lived in the same city) that spent a lot of time together, so it just made sense and felt right to envision having a family of my own one day. 

I assume I'm not the only young man to have felt this way, but there was that time of the teen years where you sometimes struggle with your place in the world, your self-confidence is easily shaken, and perhaps like me you wonder if you'll actually find the right girl with whom to marry, settle down, and have a family. That's a trying time in a young man's life. Fortunately, I trusted the Lord (although shakily at times) through that process and ultimately He brought an amazing woman into my life who appreciated and loved me for...

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Sometimes You Get It Right: Spinning A Sibling Disagreement Into A Family Discussion Time

I'm not a perfect parent, what about you? I'd like to be, but sometimes I'm just thankful to stay on the board let alone hit the bullseye. Other times I'm so far off I think everyone just needs to duck. 

Sometimes though, you get that moment when things are about to totally derail but you manage to keep it on the tracks, go full steam ahead and turn the situation into a positive. We had one of those moments today when our family was out to breakfast. 

Now before you get the idea that we eat out a lot, we really don't. A majority of the time we're only eating out with the benefit of a gift card because let's face it, feeding a family of 5 is NOT cheap! Even a family meal at Chick-fil-A can easily exceed $30. And no, we don't do MacDonald's, Burger King, etc. Just, no. Thanks though. 

So we hit our local Cracker Barrel before a morning of grocery shopping. All was well as we got to the restaurant, waited for the hostess, got seated at our table, and ordered our water,...

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