A Prayer for the First Night of Fostering Placement

Yesterday, I was someone different. Today, I am a parent. Tomorrow is yet unknown. In all of it, I am yours, God.

A Prayer for the Floor

On the floor is where so many things end up, God.
Toys dropped, crumbs scattered.
Shoes thrown, books smashed.

A Prayer for Parents Waiting-to-Be

O Holy God,
It is the time of waiting.
We are waiting, Longing, Hoping, Praying, Promising.

The Spirituality of Fatherhood: Jump

“What a little jerk!” is a publishable paraphrase of what I thought as I reread the story of young Jesus missing for three days in the temple while his parents frantically searched.

More to the Story

Is everything okay? Oh, it’s just a kid screaming near your table at Applebee’s. But you glance again when you realize it’s a 6 year-old kid.