July 24, 2017

My Little One All Grown Up Now,
I just want you to know
wherever your life takes you,
my heart shall also go.
When we learned that you were coming,
it was a wonderful night!
But little did I know, my child,
you’d become my guiding light.
We held you and we raised you,
...

July 24, 2017

Growing up, my father was a very strong presence in our family’s life. But he was also very busy professionally as a family doctor. Self-employed with his own office for many years, he has always had long hours seeing patients and making hospital rounds daily, even on...

July 12, 2017

A few years back I heard a brief conversation between a little boy and his uncle. It went something like this;

Uncle: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Little boy: “My daddy”

Uncle: “No, I mean what do you want to be when you grow up?

Little boy: “My dad...

July 12, 2017

The hands on my watch don’t move anymore, but the watch is not broken. I have purposely disengaged the mechanism. I did this as a reminder to myself.

The decision to disable my watch was a result of a morning that didn’t go as smoothly as planned. I was running late for...

July 12, 2017

My dad, Paul E. Smith, PhD died at 57, just 12 days before his 58th birthday. I’m now my dad’s age and look back on all that he accomplished in his life. My hero, my mentor, my friend. My Dad. What would I do and say to my dad if I had one more day? Here are a few of m...

July 11, 2017

have a dream -that someday, I’ll hear my kids whispering to their friends, “My dad loves my mom so much he’ll do anything for her!”

I have a dream -that in my home, the sound of my car announcing my arrival, will bring my wife and kids to heave a sigh of relief, smile...

July 11, 2017

Well like it or not summer is almost over and the kids will be back in school.

So, Dad’s here are a few suggestions from a therapist and ex-teacher for getting the best out of your child’s school year.

  1. Put your child’s teacher and school on your daily prayer list. 

  2. ...

July 6, 2017

The influence of a father figure usually sets the trajectory of individuals under their authority, consciously or not. We usually rise to their expectations, or succumb to their criticisms, their sway carrying from one generation to the next, and why Father’s Day can c...

July 6, 2017

“Catch us the foxes –

The little foxes that spoil the vines

For our vines have tender grapes.” Song of Solomon 2:15

Looking back on my growing up years, and latter as an adult, my memories of my father are filled with love for his family. I remember him playing stoop tag...

July 6, 2017

As a young child, I thought all adults got married and then divorced. Not only were my parents divorced, but both sets of grandparents were divorced as well as every aunt and uncle. Divorce was the cancer that plagued my family tree, bringing with it abuse, abandonment...

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