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Why I Will Not Trade Our Family Nor Battles

Why I Will Not Trade Our Family Nor Battles

You can read more of Noah’s Journey here. As I was driving back to the hospital last night, Stephanie and I chatted on the phone. She was walking back from just taking a nap. It was one of the rare times one of us was not by Noah’s bed side. My parents had taken their turn of watching Noah. Steph and I got into a few more deeper conversations about this whole experience. We talked about the emotions, the events, and the future to come. Then I had to share my deeply rooted heart in the matter. This life and ... Read More »

Words Cannot Define Everything That Has Transpired

Words Cannot Define Everything That Has Transpired

You can read of Noah’s Journey here. People want updates. People want to know how sweet little baby Noah is doing. People want to know if it was a good day or bad day. People want to know if he has improved or gotten worse. I wish it was that easy to define. Attempting To Put Words To Health When we try to explain what is happening to Noah, we even get confused. Stephanie is a Registered Nurse and the hospital is not foreign territory to her. Medical conditions, drugs, terminology, and lingo is piece of cake for Steph. Shoot, ... Read More »

Why Is This Happening?

Why Is This Happening?

“God, can I just ask why?” We know we aren’t the only family who has experienced hardship or challenges. We know we aren’t alone. We know many others have had it worse. But the WHY is still there. Should I sugar coat it or cover up our emotions? Should I sit here and act like we got it all together? For now, NOPE. Do I feel like our life is in shambles? No. However, I have enough flesh that wants to know the reason why. Why is this happening to us? Why do we have 2 children who will have ... Read More »

How I Stunted My Son’s Growth

How I Stunted My Son’s Growth

BLOG OVERVIEW: Parents are stunting their kids from growth by their rescue. Hear how I stunted my son’s growth by rescuing him from a mess. I sat down next to Stephen for dinner. Stephanie was preoccupied getting ready for work, leaving me to fly solo in helping our kids eat. Stephen was a mess. At the time, Stephen was still struggling with how to control his fork. (okay, he still hasn’t mastered it) He would take one bite and only have the bite ended up in his mouth. One bite after the other led to more food on the ground, ... Read More »

Why Walking On Water Is A Good Option

Why Walking On Water Is A Good Option

BLOG OVERVIEW: We get lost in the storm of adversities, fitting to keep our head of the water. Learn why we should rise above the storm through Jesus. The excitement for kindergarten was overwhelming. New school, new teacher, new clothes, new shoes, and new milestone. What is there not to be excited about? REALITY!! For 3–4 hours, our house remained Faythless. I still wonder what Stephen, our second child, was thinking. Where did his friend go? What was he to do without his big sister? I remained at home working while Stephanie and Stephen ran over to the school to ... Read More »

Permissive Parenting In Kids Sports Leads To Entitlement

Permissive Parenting In Kids Sports Leads To Entitlement

BLOG OVERVIEW. Permissive parenting in kids sports is teaching kids entitlement. More kids today are expecting everything handed to them on a platter. Parenting in sports plays a large role. Are we unknowingly training kids for entitlement? Jesus has some insight to this. Football Parents Just Wanting The Best For Their Kids After coaching youth football for the past 4 years, I became the new coaching director of a youth football league. There are over 600 kids involved, meaning nearly, 600 marital relationships, 600 family structures, and 1200 parents. There are enough parenting styles in the league to last a ... Read More »