Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Sacred Greeting

I received a call from one of my sons today and he was laughing so hard he could hardly talk.    He had recalled one of my funny sayings from years earlier and the sole purpose of his call was just … Continue reading

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Growing a Close Family

I married someone that is the polar opposite of myself.   Paula is engaging, expressive and enjoys meeting people.   I am reserved, less expressive, and tend to pull away from crowds.  Neither personality is wrong; it’s the way God wired us.    … Continue reading

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Broken Promises Produce Anger in Children

My wife taught me a valuable lesson when our children were very young.   Sometimes the kids would ask me about going somewhere or doing something special and I would think it was a great idea.   So, my response was, “Yeah, … Continue reading

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Failing to Communicate Love Produces Anger in Children

A friend and I were having lunch and he was sharing with me about the pain and frustration he felt of not being able to feel close to his father.   He had reached out so many times to his dad … Continue reading

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Lack of Praise Produces Angry Children

I live in the city where I grew up as a boy until I graduated from high school.    All over this area are special places that warm my heart when I see them and recall events that occurred there.    Places … Continue reading

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Partiality Produces Angry Children

I have always loved sports, especially football.   My abilities as a player were average, but I learned all I could about each position, even those I didn’t play.   I loved the strategy and fine details of the game so … Continue reading

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Severe Discipline Produces Angry Children

I coached Little League baseball for over twenty years and enjoyed it very much.    For me, it was about much more than just winning games, but influencing young people.   Every week I produced a newsletter for them and at … Continue reading

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