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The mother’s day rose

by Sean Patrick I was looking over Danny’s shoulder into the Fanny Farmer Choice Candies box where Mama kept the tiny items that meant something special to her. There, hard as a rock and with only the barest hint of color on the tip of one…

Nick-nicknames

by Jake Frost In our family, we have so many nicknames that our nicknames now have nicknames of their own — we call them “nick-nicknames.” Such as “umpkins” — it’s a word we use to refer to all the kids collectively, as in: “Hey! You…

Big families are just easier

by Matt Archbold Someone once asked me, “How do you do it with so many children?” I don’t. We do it together. My wife and I have five children. I don’t think I’d be a very good parent of one child or two. I firmly believe that having many…

A Glimmer of Hope

BY GARY ZIMAK Do you know what it’s like to feel hopeless? I sure do. It’s happened on many occasions, but one incident stands out for me. It took place 22 years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. My wife and I were sitting in…

Fatherhood (video, 10-mins.)

Fatherhood The presence and involvement of a loving father is critical in the development of a child. True fatherhood models itself on God the Father. Former MLB player Mike Sweeney and others share how the faith of a man should shape his…

‘Wasting time’ as a family

You have probably heard it said that kids spell love T-I-M-E. Most of us know instinctively that this is true. But knowing doesn’t necessarily make it easy to put into practice. Time is the one thing most of us claim to lack, no matter…