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Life Lessons from Our Dad

Life Lessons from Our Dad

by Dewey, Kenn and Michael Mowris   It’s Father’s Day and it's time to be grateful for the father figures we look up to in our lives. As his 3 sons, we love our father a lot. He is a kind, wise, and supportive person. We continue to learn from him and wish to...

Healing Fractures: A lesson in parenting

Healing Fractures: A lesson in parenting

By K.M. When you have a boy, there are certain things that you know will probably be inevitable: knee scrapes, fights, mud, and broken bones. Even if you expect it - each one weighs heavy on your heart. So when our extremely active three-year-old boy fractured his...

Understanding Man’s Psychology Based on the Four Masculine Archetypes

Understanding Man’s Psychology Based on the Four Masculine Archetypes

Ignorance is NOT bliss. It prevents us from realizing our full potential.  One case in point is in understanding the full potential of man himself. Part of this struggle is not knowing what a mature man looks like. Therefore, it is essential and critical to think...

Tales about Grandpa and the Gifts He Gave to Mom

Tales about Grandpa and the Gifts He Gave to Mom

Originally published: Jun 19, 2020  This is a shortened version of a biographical essay I wrote when I was in elementary school. We were asked to interview our parents and I had interviewed my mother. This became, in a way, more of an ode to my mother’s father (my...

Our 2-Year-Old Thanksgiving Gift that Keeps on Giving

Our 2-Year-Old Thanksgiving Gift that Keeps on Giving

By Nathan Breland  Who knew how this little curly-haired bundle of joy could have had such an impact on me and my wife? He surely has. And it was even more fitting that he made his appearance on Thanksgiving Eve, right in time for Thanksgiving, because he has truly...

Twelve Kids?

Twelve Kids?

By T. Jeon Today, it’s become extremely unusual to have four kids. One or two is the norm, three raises eyebrows but four is just a bombshell. I’ve commiserated with other “four plus” parents who have faced the same. The looks that are cast our way as our blob of...

My Letter to Dad

My Letter to Dad

Some notes for dad:  Thank you for your love. I am especially lucky to have a father like you who makes sure I am healthy and strong. You push me to be better, try my hardest even when I fail. Make sure I am prepared and have eaten my meals. I love it when you...

Fatherhood…Is Simple yet Profound

Fatherhood…Is Simple yet Profound

By Nathan Breland Being a father has taught me and instructed me much, even at only a year and a half of experience. Although I may not have the wisdom of a father with grown children, I probably have a more vivid memory of the beginning of our son Daniel's 1.5 years...

Lessons from My Father

Lessons from My Father

By R. Jeon My father carried with him just two memories of his father. These were given to him by his mother, who told him these two things throughout his boyhood.  One was that his father loved his mother as if she were the only woman in the world. It was such that...

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