Tim and I are so thankful for the many loving daddies in our lives -- especially our own fathers. The impact they’ve had in our lives and the lives of our children is truly immense and we are so grateful for it!Read More
Being a mother must be awesome. The power that mothers have to affect change in society really is huge! The saying that, "the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world" pretty accurately describes the power that mothers have (although God is sovereign and is the One that truly rules the world).Read More
In the first week of October, we were home after church service was over.
Shiloh came up to me and started singing Amazing Grace. She loves to "sing" various hymns and songs in her own childlike way, but this was one of the first times she was really singing that hymn.Read More
Mom in Saipan used to sing this to us as little children at times. I miss her.
The past couple of months I've been greeting our children this way before we start our day and when I'm out of my room. If Tim and I are up early we'll greet our children together.
I still get my snuggles and kisses in bed when the early ones come to me in the morning, but this is something I can tell they really enjoy hearing every day even in the midst of challenging times.
Song Lyrics Added by Request
Good morning! Good morning!
Good morning! How are you?
Good morning! Good morning!
I'm fine. Thank you!
I've learned a lot about leadership during my time in the military. I've probably learned the most from the senior non-commissioned officers in Navy (Chiefs, Senior Chiefs, and Master Chiefs) and Marine Corps (Staff Sergeants, Gunnery Sergeants, etc). One of the first things I learned from them was "inspect what you expect."Read More
We have a no-talking policy in our home after lunch: it’s called Quiet Time. It gives a serene atmosphere, time of recharging, and a peaceful work environment in an extremely busy household of six young children and our homeschool life. We’ve been practicing this in our home for a little over eight years now.Read More
I love our children so much. They're truly a blessing and a heritage from God. They bring such joy into our lives. While being a daddy is fun and very rewarding, it's also very challenging! Guiding my children and teaching them with wisdom is probably the most challenging thing I've ever done.Read More
We can't thank everyone enough for all your help, prayers, gifts, airline tickets, cards, meals, water, flowers, singing, discounts, donations, kind emails, support, encouragement, positive phone calls, and more. You know who you are...Read More
It's absolutely normal to go through life making friends and looking for ways to enjoy life to the fullest. After all, isn't "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" our God-given right? Well, that may be our constitutional right, but the selfish pursuit of our own, personal happiness is not what God would have us to pursue.Read More