Category Archives: Family Friday

Call your mother

telephoneMother’s Day is almost here.

Yes, mail a card. Yes, send flowers. Yes, purchase a gift.

But none of these can replace you.

Call your mother this Mother’s Day.

If you live within 100 miles, visit her.

She wants to talk to you. Give her your time and attention. Listen to her. Interact with her. Share your life with her. Continue reading


Family Friday: In case of my death

tombThat’s the title of a document on my computer desktop.

“In case of my death.”

It’s there for my family, only one click away on my non-password protected computer.

I’m a pastor. I frequently sit down with grieving families who are forced to make difficult decisions in their grief. I don’t want to be the plumber with the leaky faucet in his house. I don’t want my family to be faced with questions that I’m an expert at answering.

My wife knows about my document on my computer. She also knows what information is contained in its two pages: Continue reading

Family Friday: Whatever


“What would you like the postcard to say under your family picture?”

It was a straightforward question at the end of very fun photo shoot with my family nearly two years ago. We normally budget $19.99 for the small photo packet, but we had such a good time and the photos came out so good. We decided to drop coin and spent $120.00 for the entire collection.

That included 100 postcards that we really didn’t need.

The hats were my idea. Continue reading