"I'm Third" Kids

26 July 2021

Without a doubt, after counseling and coaching kids for fifty years, the happiest children are “I’m Third” children....

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Happy Mother's Day!

7 May 2021

May is the month when we honor moms, and rightfully so. How many times, as a kids’ camp director, have I seen the positive...

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How to Have Difficult Conversations with Your Children

9 February 2021

Happy 2021 with hopes that this letter will help bring more happiness into your home during this season of political angst,...

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The Architecture of a Most Memorable Family Christmas

9 December 2020

I love Christmas music and all it represents. In my little hillbilly town of Branson, we begin Christmas around November...

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Thankful Hearts

12 November 2020

The best years in our lives are, by design, the years we are blessed to have children of our own, under our roof, around...

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Building Kids with Grit

2 November 2020

Debbie-Jo and I wanted our kids to get dirty… not just on the knees of their blue jeans but on their elbows, faces, and...

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Safe Eyes, Safe Hearts

24 September 2020

Wow! What a strange year this has been! Because of Covid-19, our world has been turned upside down in many ways. As I’ve...

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Family Time!

22 April 2020

As a young naïve dad, while I was building and directing Kamps, I was also a local Young Life leader and had a huge broken...

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The Child that Breaks your Heart

24 March 2020

Springtime in the Ozarks is amazingly beautiful! With countless flowering trees that shower the mountainsides, clean water...

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Demonstrating Honor to Your Kids

27 February 2020

I am learning a lot about God’s goodness and how fortunate I am to have an incredible wife and four amazing kids! But,...

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