When You See Your Father in Your Son

I have a strong opinion that we are destined to be our fathers. I've worked with young fathers and fathers-to-be for close to ten years. I've always shared this statement. There is a qualifier though. We are destined to be our fathers unless we are intentional to not be our fathers. One statement I've heard... Continue Reading →

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Words Unspoken

I've hit lightly on this topic in the past, but I am not the most talkative person. It's not that I'm awkwardly shy, I just am comfortable not filling a room with my voice. I've spent most of my career speaking, publicly, and can turn that part of me on when needed. I actually enjoy... Continue Reading →

Back in the Game

This week marks a big shift for me. After a couple years away, I will once again be diving into the fatherhood game. Wednesday, I will be starting a new job that allows me to speak into the lives of young dads and men discovering they will soon be dads. I did this awhile back... Continue Reading →

The Antidote to the Uninspired

So, every Tuesday I attempt to release a quality, short fatherhood read for you. Whether that is a quality read each week is still up in the air. I'm trying, though. I really am sharing my heart with you and hope that it inspires and/or makes you think about yourself as a father. The simple... Continue Reading →

Covered in His Dust

I love the illustration of being covered in the dust of your teacher. You may not have heard of it, so here is a very brief description... In the first century, a Jewish man who wanted to become a disciple (student) of a rabbi (teacher) was expected to leave his family and job to join... Continue Reading →

Thermostat or Thermometer?

Are you raising a thermostat or a thermometer? I can't remember where or when I first heard the idea of applying the difference between a thermostat or thermometer to our lives. I liked it immediately. Both a thermostat and thermometer have a common thread...temperature. A thermometer informs you of the temperature. A thermostat controls the... Continue Reading →

We Need More for Fathers

There isn't much for fathers. In the past I worked (presently, I volunteer) for an organization focused on supporting and resourcing young mothers. I was fortunate enough to be on the front end of creating a similar program for young fathers. It was a fun, yet frustrating, time. Creating a culture where dads were welcome... Continue Reading →

Say What You Need to Say

Today marks two years since the passing of my dad. I miss him. A month ago was his birthday, so the last month, including today, I've been reminiscing about him and our relationship. I've been thinking about the last year or two of his life and the things that were said. My dad and I... Continue Reading →

The Fatherhood Trifecta

As I've been thinking about life as a father, I've come to a conclusion about the makeup of a father. I see three major components. Part I: Emotional I'm a bit of a closed door, emotionally. I'm working on that and feel like some progress has been made. I am my father's son, though. He... Continue Reading →

The Serious Business of the Dad Joke

This morning, Siri said, “Don’t call me Shirley.” I accidentally left my phone in Airplane mode! It's going to be one of those kinds of posts. Proceed at your caution. I have a good friend that heads up a terrific fatherhood program here in Colorado Springs. Check them out ( Life Network Men's Services ).... Continue Reading →

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