Category: Inspiration

Manly Smells and Memories

Manly Smells and Memories

I was thinking about a post I read on what makes a smell “manly.” My son Austin is taking a Psych class and they studied smell, odor, and attraction. This of course made Dominica happy because she had read similar facts that we are attracted […]

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Man’s Quest to be Closer to God

Man’s Quest to be Closer to God

I was asked to lead a devotional for our board meeting (IAP) this past summer. I got this request while we were all camping up at Priest Lake in North Idaho. I haven’t led anything like it in a long time. I was a little […]

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The Boy Who Can’t

The Boy Who Can’t

Found this the other day and as a father of 4 sons, it really rang true. Dads – our job is to raise boys who will become confident men for themselves, their families, and their community. “The Boy Who Can’t” From Boy’s Life, c. 1920 […]

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10 Things You Should Teach Your Son

10 Things You Should Teach Your Son

You all probably know this by now that I have 4 sons. Yep, no daughters….until now (more on this in another post)!  That means that we all still laugh when someone farts, make noises, forget basic things, struggle with our manners, and frankly do dumb […]

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Blog Review

Blog Review

Look, I know I have neglected writing. Why? I really don’t know. 2015 was one of the biggest years of my life. I had an “awakening,” a trip to Switzerland/France, oldest son had major surgery, got married (!), had four new peoople move in, oldest […]

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Friday Wrap Up

Friday Wrap Up

What a week! Is it just me or is time going by faster and faster? I was warned that as my kids get older, time would only move along quicker. They are right. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was depressed over the Seahawks game?? […]

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Summer Wrap Up

Summer Wrap Up

Since this week signaled the offical end of of summer, I wanted to share a quick wrap up of this glorious summer that we had in the Pacific NW. We were able to go camping, twice! One up to Anacortes, and the other to Salmon la […]

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It has been a year, and I still miss my Mom

It has been a year, and I still miss my Mom

  Today is the one-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. I suppose there is a better choice of words to describe this, but I honestly didn’t know what else to say. I miss her, very much. I tear up quite a bit when I think […]

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It’s Been Quiet around Here

It’s Been Quiet around Here

I know it has been awhile since I have posted. Not really sure why except maybe I haven’t known what to say, which as my friends and family know, is shocking. This weekend has been quiet. The older boys are gone (one to camp and […]

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Goodbye Mother

Goodbye Mother

As many of you know, my mother passed away this past week. I wasn’t sure whether I was going to share this or not, but after getting several requests from friends and family, I figured I would.  Earlier this summer, when we thought we were […]

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