Christmas

My most memorable Christmas’s were the ones where my father played with me with the toys I received on Christmas Day. I grew up in the era of electric racing car sets such as AFX and Tyco and with table top games such as Pivot Pool. I have photos in the family photo albums of […]

More Than A Christmas Melody

Music has a very special role in the traditions and holiday festivities of Christmas, but as for me, Christmas music particularly reminds me of my father. From the time that I can remember, my father has always loved to sing and what’s even more special is that he also influenced me to have the same […]

A Christmas Memory Etched On Celluloid

I sit here this morning listening to the cold wind blowing through the corridor to my office. It’s as if the wind is calling me back, back to a time in my childhood. It was a time of Christmas joy, a time of innocence, when I didn’t care about what was happening in the world, […]

Neither Moth nor Rust Christmas Story

Philippians 4:12-13- I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength. My […]

Christmas – A Snowy Walk

Growing up in rural Oklahoma, we didn’t have a lot of money or things. We played a lot in our backyard with things we built, grew, or found. Sometimes, if we were lucky, one of my parents would come out and play with us. Sometimes my  Dad even built things with us, like our tree […]

It started as a vacation and ended as one of life’s most valuable lessons

When my son was 14 years old, I took him to the Darien Province in Panama, a dense rainforest on the border of Colombia. It is a wild, untamed place of incredible raw, natural beauty, with few roads and fewer signs of government influence or control. Sparsely populated by native indigenous tribes who practice traditional agricultural […]

No one else did what he did

My father and I have a convoluted relationship, to say the least. He was not a conventional parent. In fact, he fought against convention. He had my brother and me call him by his name, Danny. “I’m a person, not a title,” he would say. “If you call me Dad, I’ll call you Daud. If […]

The importance of fatherly leadership

I believe that dads play a key role in the healthy development of their children. They are the first guide and role model in a child’s life. It is a major responsibility to provide strong leadership to kids that will help shape them into healthy and thriving adults. Dads offer love, wisdom, guidance, advice, and […]

My Father Introduced Me to My True Father

My father’s name was Neville. He was a tall man. A strong man. He was the head of my family of four. He was a plumber and he was the best at what he did. One day, this man of valour and invincibility began his mortal decline: he received a medical diagnosis that shook our […]