Posts Tagged ‘father’

Youthful Joy

Friday, June 29th, 2012

It’s a rainy fall Saturday afternoon in 1970. I’m 10 years old. My friend Chris and I are at my father’s furniture store in Ft. Worth. Rambunctious fifth graders jumping on sofas and beds. Skipping between dining room tables playing paper football. First one to 100 wins. In those days, there was only one college […]

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Lessons Learned – #5

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

What’s the fifth most important lesson I learned this year? Father Time – For a service project leading up to his confirmation, my son decided we would spend a day working with Habitat for Humanity. A June day. In Houston. During the hottest summer on record. Our eight-person team painted the entire outside of a […]

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It’s Best to Address

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

The penultimate thing I learned in 2009: #2 Think It, Say It – One of my weaknesses as a husband, father and friend is trying to keep those I care about from feeling pain. Thus, I tend to withhold bad news and act as a peacemaker whenever there is rising conflict. (Interestingly, this never is […]

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