A Letter to a New Grandchild

A Letter to a New Grandchild

“Perfect love sometimes doesn’t come until the first grandchild.” Welsh Proverb Dear David, I am your Mommy’s father. She calls me Daddy, and I hope that you will call me Granddaddy. It is hard to know where to begin in what I’d like to say to you....
How We Were Raised–And the Difference It Makes

How We Were Raised–And the Difference It Makes

“It makes no small difference, then, whether we form habits of one kind or of another from our very youth; it makes a very great difference, or rather all the difference.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics G.K. Chesterton said that either way you fall off a tight rope,...
The Suffering of Children

The Suffering of Children

“Yet even in these nobility shines through, when a man bears with resignation many great misfortunes, not through insensibility to pain but through nobility and greatness of soul.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics My youngest son is doing very well today. Two weeks ago...
Remembering Miscarried Children

Remembering Miscarried Children

“Can a mother forget her child?” Isaiah 49:15 My wife and I would have had a three month old child right now had we not lost this child in the tenth week of pregnancy last summer. But of course we do have that child right now. It just happens that he is not ‘three...
Stress #1: The Lack of Presence in Our Life

Stress #1: The Lack of Presence in Our Life

“It is not good that man should be alone.” Genesis I do not think this is controversial. Essential to a happy and satisfied life is living in the presence of those we love. Consistently. Perhaps this is most obvious in younger children. They simply want to...

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