The Prodigal Father

Prodigal- spending resources wastefully or recklessly. This Father’s Day I can really identify with the father in the prodigal son story. It is not that I have been always loving with our own two sons but rather I would have loved it if they could have just gotten along for more than 10 minutes! The…

Sitting Next to Dad

Growing up in a home without my father was sometimes confusing and lonely. Two stepfathers came and went but neither knew my heart or were able to help me feel like I really belonged anywhere. Then when I was 15 years old I met my real father. He didn’t know me either but he committed…

Father’s Day Memories

      Dad never had the chance to take me fishing or hunting. We never went to the beach together to make sand castles and he never taught me how to ride a bike. In fact I remember seeing my father only twice  before my fifteenth birthday. So when we met face to face outside the…

One Father’s Perspective

One of my uncles is a somewhat well-known author. In order to protect his privacy he will remain nameless. This uncle was Dean of the history department at a local university and the favorite teacher of many. He was funny and smart and fun to talk with. In fact, he was my favorite Uncle. I admired…