I am more and more convinced that many teenagers today struggle with "daddy issues" on one level or another. Over the years, as marriages have continued to implode and families have fractured as a result, I've seen these issues become more and more prevalent in the lives of the teens
About a month ago I had the privilege of attending the funeral service of one of my old roofing buddies, Gil Lovato. "Gibo" (what many of us called him) was one of the best roofers I've ever met. We started roofing together about three decades ago when I was in
When I was a little kid in North Denver Halloween was a scary time for me. Not because of ghosts and goblins but because of what my family made me do one Halloween. Instead of going trick or treating on this not-so-holy holiday my brother and I were sent up
Forty eight years ago Shirley got into a car and drove from Denver to Boston to have an illegal abortion. She already had one child and couldn't afford another mouth to feed. Too poor to fully provide but to proud for government assistance, Shirley decided that one was enough.
I loved it when I asked my son how he felt after conquering his first 14er and he says, "ahhh...well,
My six year old girl has a daily concern...her hair. She runs to the big mirror in our bathroom and looks at her lovely locks and beautiful bangs every morning. She tries to manuever her hair to just the right look. If she can't quite get it perfect she
Not too long ago my six year old daughter Kailey was looking out the car window as I was driving. She looked up at the sky and said, "Daddy, the sun is yellow. Jesus is the sun. Jesus has a yellow face and is following us."
Last night my little girl got in trouble. No, not for cutting her hair with scissors (this time!) She didn't get in trouble for teasing the dog either. Nope, this time she got in hot water for writing her name on the bathroom wall in two separate places and, it
Chris Harkins, one of my Facebook friends, uploaded a video of Depeche Mode and commented that I looked like the lead singer. It's kind of scary but I think that I do, or that I did, twenty years ago or so. Poor lead singer of Depeche Mode. I guess now
My 8 year old son was with me in the car the other day and said, "Hey dad, I just figured it out. Halloween is the devil's birthday party!" I was stunned. At first I thought some rogue teacher at his Christian school was spinning Halloween as the holiday from