As A Child

We were keeping our three granddaughters, the youngest is almost three, and we sat down to eat. I asked who would like to say the blessing? The older sisters said, "Hailey can pray." I said, "Ok", and she began to pray. My hearing is weakening and Hailey is not the clearest speaker, so I had… Continue reading As A Child

Fatherhood

In the 1950's there was a TV show entitled, "Father Knows Best".  It was about a family who's children encountered various trials in their path toward adulthood and how this father was able to guide, advise, nurture, and/or assist his children on their journey.  It is a show about family values from the perspective of… Continue reading Fatherhood

Fatherhood Interview

The following is an interview of the editor on the subject of fatherhood.:          Question: This is a topic contrary to political correctness, some might say that it is irrelevant in today's society which champions all things feminine, single parenthood, gay parenting, and generally ignores the role of fathers.  Yet, statistics stands… Continue reading Fatherhood Interview

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

I just watched a movie of this title about Fred Rogers, the creator of the long running children's PBS TV series, "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood".  I wasn't interested at first because I thought I knew all about him and his show.  However, IMDB rates it 8.5 and I discovered a fascinating tale of a man with… Continue reading Won’t You Be My Neighbor

The Diligent Disciplinarian

As parents we have to discipline our children and it is not a pleasant task, but we know it is necessary, at least generally.  There are times when we can be deceived or mislead to a different conclusion.  As a grandparent this is far more frequent.  My son, speaking of my grandson, said, "He's smarter… Continue reading The Diligent Disciplinarian

Horrible Evils

There are many evils in our society such as murder, crimes of all sorts, injustice in our courts, corruption in our government, despicable personal acts.  These are seemingly on the rise, but they have been around at certain levels for all our national history.  Recently I've seen a wickedness that is disturbing on an entirely… Continue reading Horrible Evils

One Child’s Glimpse of the Kingdom

Unless you become as a child you will never enter into the Kingdom of God  - Matthew 18:3 My first memories are when I was four or five.  I have considerable access to photographs and some of these early one's may have influenced what I actually remember.  I believe this was minimal although this is… Continue reading One Child’s Glimpse of the Kingdom