“P-I-G – F-L-E-A – I-T”

The game is called “P-I-G – F-L-E-A – I-T.” It’s similar to “H-O-R-S-E” only with a unique, Gabriel-like flare.

The family and I were having one of those no good, very bad days. You know, the kind that features a full-blown rain cloud hovering overhead and the haunting sound of Eeyore’s voice resonating through every decision you make. With shoulders sagging and Continue reading “P-I-G – F-L-E-A – I-T”

The Unity

During the last day of Vacation Bible School, the five-year-old class was interrupted by the arrival of a new student. This little boy had only one arm and all the children stared at him as he took a seat.

The teacher looked nervously around the room and prayed that no one would comment about the little boy’s handicap. She hurriedly Continue reading The Unity

The Ugly Dress

It was obvious I had made the wrong comment almost from the moment the words left my mouth. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Before telling you my story, there are three important details you must understand:

  1. I love her very much, but she’s only been part of the family for 8 months.
  1. I’ve never had a daughter before.
  1. It was Halloween, a detail to which I should have given a lot more consideration.

Here’s what happened… Continue reading The Ugly Dress

All Tucked In

It was Sunday morning, the first day of a meeting in New Albany, Indiana.  During the song service, Cindy whispered to me that our five-year-old, Gabriel, needed to go to the restroom.  Since there would be several minutes before I would be introduced to speak, I volunteered to take him out.  We both took advantage of our visit to the restroom, then returned to our seats.

Several minutes later, I was ushered onto the stage. In keeping with the traditionally correct standards of most churches, it has always been my custom to wear a suit jacket on Sunday morning and for at Continue reading All Tucked In