Why A Son Needs A Dad

My dad got me this book entitled “Why A Son Needs A Dad” several years ago on Father’s Day. I thought I would post some snippets out of it that describe my dad on the one year anniversary of his … Continue reading

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Son of a Bigot- by Preston Atkinson

Son of a Bigot I guess I was simple minded and too child-like to know any better. I was 8 years old when it happened. I did not know what it was called but I knew it was painfully wrong. … Continue reading

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The Case Against Capital Punishment- by Tayler Hume

Written by my 16 year old. Looks like we have another philosopher in the family. I have chosen the topic of capital punishment, because I feel very strong about it. Unlike most that tackle this subject I have looked at … Continue reading

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I Am Not In Love With You- by Preston Atkinson

It was bound to happen sooner or later as one probes the depths of divinity. Studying the Scriptures to prepare a spiritual meal for others is not the best time to have this kind of revelation. I had grown up … Continue reading

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(Re)Defining Masculinity and Femininity?

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I was listening to a talk show this week when the guest host, Mark Belling, went on a total rampage about masculinity and the modern male. I was going to let it slide but it took up the entire three … Continue reading

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Rationalizing An Affair- part 3 (Writing A New Chapter)

God not only blessed me with a truly loving husband and the miracle of a baby, He also blessed us with a surprise – baby #2! This came just as much of a shock to us because we just knew … Continue reading

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Rationalizing An Affair- part 2 (The Meet-Up)

You can go back and read the first part of Beth’s story to get the background and understand the people she discusses. The first year with our new baby, unfortunately, wasn’t all fun and games.  My past was starting to … Continue reading

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Rationalizing An Affair- part 1 (Beth Baker’s story)

This is Beth Baker’s story. We appreciate her courage to share it. I’m 36yrs old, married to a wonderful Christian man and have been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters.  Most people that know me probably think I’ve had a pretty … Continue reading

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Dealing With My Irrational Body Image-Brian

Three years ago I was hovering around 200 pounds. I had consistently been 190 or more for years. This was just the way it was. I felt embarrassed when I would see pictures of myself-especially the dreaded side profile with … Continue reading

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Are You Ordinary?

I was sitting in my pastor’s office. It was just a normal day and he and I were talking about life in general. He asked me what I dreamt of doing with my life. I told him that I wanted … Continue reading

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