18 Parenting Thoughts on Cammi 18th Birthday

Often, I hit the blogosphere when a significant day happens for the family. Today is my daughter’s 18th birthday. I’m trying to let that sink in.  Cammi is 18….I have an 18-year-old. *pause for a moment of silence for this parent. Okay. I’m back. [deep breath] As usual, theses moments cause you to reflect uponContinue reading “18 Parenting Thoughts on Cammi 18th Birthday”

15 Parenting Thoughts on Ethan’s 15th Birthday

I have a habit of blogging on special days for the family. Perhaps, the moment demands reflection and thought. And like most occasions, when I start processing things, I journal in order to frame together what is stirring in me. Today is my son’s 15th birthday. As usual, theses moments in your children cause youContinue reading “15 Parenting Thoughts on Ethan’s 15th Birthday”

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad: 42 lessons they taught me about parenting.

I often get asked about when my passion for marriage began. It began with my parents, Hal and Linda Barringer.  Watching their marriage not only made me want what they had, but shaped the marriage I have.  Don’t get me wrong, as they’ll tell you, they are by no means the model of perfection (ever seenContinue reading “Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad: 42 lessons they taught me about parenting.”

From the Sermon Cutting Room Floor: The Devil Made Me Do part 2

It’s what pastors do.  We reflect on what we preached.  The tough side is to not be your biggest critic and yet, you still are. You ponder what you said and what you didn’t say.  Monday is a chance to go over twitter and facebook to see some of the posts.  Here’s a few fromContinue reading “From the Sermon Cutting Room Floor: The Devil Made Me Do part 2”

Confessions of a Marriage Blogger: Part 2 “Our kids are for sale.”

We started a series of marriage blogs last week. If you missed last week, check out Confessions of a Marriage Blogger: Part 1 “We irritate each other”. I started off by telling my own feelings about how I felt like marriage blog and book writers lived in a Ken and Barbie world of perfection.  I’mContinue reading “Confessions of a Marriage Blogger: Part 2 “Our kids are for sale.””