Sending into the void

It was like any kid conversation. A stuffed animal. Used to talk about feelings. But not a typical day. Not really sure why exactly. I hadn’t felt God answering me. I hadn’t understood the good in many things. I was emotional. The one place I felt effective many days was here, in one of my [...]

A friend to the lonely

"I don't want to go to school! I.Dont.Want.To!" This wasn't a cry I hadn't heard before from this child. In fact, it's often uttered daily. He doesn't want to get dressed. He mumbles and grumbles many days all the way through the morning routine. But this cry was different. It was a gut-wrenching cry that [...]

Pray. Believe.

One of the toughest jobs I have ever had has been being a parent. While wildly rewarding, it can also be the most heartbreaking of tasks. I question my influence as a parent and a caretaker of many other kids daily. Some times multiple times a day. I question if they even listen. If the [...]

An open letter to a young father

The picture above is me at around 22. My oldest about 3. Tomorrow that little boy will be celebrating the first birthday of his own son, at the tender age of 21. Tonight as we settle down for Sunday dinner and celebrate this precious life on the eve of that momentous birthday, I want that [...]

Autism Came to Play

Autism came out to play today. It accompanied my boy down the steps of the bus. Followed its afternoon routine perfectly, never altering his course, until some unknown thing slowly created a fuss. Autism came home with Hunter, even though he wasn't invited to stay. Smiles quickly turned to tears. Tears to wails. Why? Who knows. [...]

What Happened to Compassion?

Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 1 Peter 3:8It was bound to happen again eventually. We just didn't think it would happen the second week of school. A substitute bus driver is usually no [...]