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College, Rome, Or Paul?

In five weeks my youngest will leave for college. I feel the clock ticking away and time running out, that last bit of time I have to pour into him the things that matter most and the things I want to matter most to him.

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Happy Birthday To Us On Hannah’s Birthday

Today is the new Mrs. Jordan Dodson’s birthday. But really, it’s all of us in her new family who are receiving birthday blessings because she is now a part of us. So for Hannah because she is loved and valued and wished the happiest of birthdays, here are 10 of the (many) reasons I think […]

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What You Don’t Know Will Hurt Them

This is a guest post by my young adult son, Dylan Dodson, author of the book True Grief, True Pain and a True God. Let me start by saying I am not a parent. I don’t even have children.

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My Baby Is Getting Married

He asked which night I wanted him to come home for dinner this week so that he could give me one last dinner with just him and me and his youngest brother. And he didn’t know it, but his thoughtfulness made me cry. 

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Advice to “Teenaged” Men

One of my sons wrote a blog posting that I wish I had written. It’s really  good. And powerful. And full of truth. 

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Happy Birthday, Christina

It’s Christina’s birthday but I think our family received the birthday present when she became one of us.

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You Must Be So Excited

My middle son, Dylan, is getting married in less than 3 months. It’s funny how so many say, “You must be so excited!” I’m actually not sure exactly why they say that.

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A Father To The Fatherless

It is hard not to try and overcompensate. It is hard not to try and be everything your children’s dad can no longer be in their lives. It is hard to remember, and accept, that I am not called to be both a father and mother to my boys. It is hard to rest in the truth […]

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