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Dear God

Actual Kids’ Letters to God Dear God… “Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t You just keep the ones You already made?” ~Jane “In school they told us what You do. Who does it … Continue reading

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Almost Got Him…

Just a hare more. Is there anything more useless than when children “help”? And yet they do help us. True, we help them to become adults, but more importantly, they help us to become children again. Which is what it … Continue reading

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Truly I Tell You…

A learned Theologian passed away. At that same moment, a Child died. In the blink of an eye, the two appeared before God. The Theologian wrinkled his nose and said, “Hmm, you’re not what I expected.” But the Child threw open her … Continue reading

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Real Fatherhood

During self-introductions a college student of mine once boasted that he’d fathered 11 children by 11 different mothers. I normally avoid judgmental statements. Not this time. “Do you support them?” I asked. “Uh, no!” he said with a grin. “Then … Continue reading

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When Your Kids Surpass You

Yesterday, while shooting some additional film footage with our director-of-photography, Jeff, I launched into a sudden “that reminds me of the time when” narrative (something I limit myself to doing no more than once every five minutes). At that moment, … Continue reading

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Superhero Laundry Day

Crime Grime Fighter! I spent half my childhood wearing a cape. Granted, my super-outfits consisted of bath towels and swimsuits (nothing this fancy). Nevertheless, I was–and continue to be–a legend in my own mind! How many times did you save … Continue reading

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Love is Like That

Both of my kids were unexpected gifts. Nevertheless, when my first child arrived I fell instantly in love with her. So much so that I was afraid I could never love another child as much. I needn’t have worried. When Beth … Continue reading

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