Hitching up for the Haul

Hitching up for the Haul

I recently heard a fascinating story about a farmer and his horses. This particular farmer harvested crops, and to do so, he had trained his horses to pull sleds carrying very heavy loads. There came a day when the farmer decided to test the weight of the loads his...
I Don’t Know What to Do

I Don’t Know What to Do

I continue to meet many people who say to me, “My situation or circumstances seem hopeless and I don’t know what to do.” I want to dedicate this article to those of you who continue to seek to grow as a person and in relationships with your family, even in what...
Home Repairs

Home Repairs

If you are a homeowner like me, you likely have a “fix-it” list somewhere in your house. A few couples call it a “honey-do” list because the intention is that one spouse is responsible for repairing things on the list. Some of the items may require one quick trip to...
Home Is Not a Battle Zone

Home Is Not a Battle Zone

Your home is not a battle zone. Somebody might be reading this and thinking, “Well, mine is!” And I get that. There are times where there will be conflict in our homes—that’s just life. But you don’t want it to be known as the place where all the battles occur....
“I’m Bored!”

“I’m Bored!”

Delayed gratification isn’t all that popular, is it? Think about the common refrain of younger kids: “I’m bored!” Whenever I would say that as I was growing up, my mom would respond, “I’m never bored; I’m always with me.” That response annoyed me as a kid, but I...
“I Do” Need to Talk

“I Do” Need to Talk

My wife Jane and I were on a walk together when we began discussing our plans for the day, and it didn’t take long for the two of us to figure out that not only were our plans different from each other, they were also at odds. As we got further into the conversation,...