Discovering What Father’s Day Really Is

Discovering What Father’s Day Really Is

In the week leading up to Father’s Day 2015, I heard on the radio a top-10 list of “What Gifts Dad’s Want for Father’s Day.” The list centered on the “Four T’s of Daddy Gifts”: Tech, Toys, Tools, and Time. But the number one gift on the list made me rethink Father’s...
Some Mornings Are Just Different

Some Mornings Are Just Different

And so, it’s an interesting morning. I would dearly love to talk to my dad, maybe share breakfast and drive to the coast. That cannot happen, so perhaps it is a good time to share with the tens of readers here at Odd Man Out. Sometimes writing is a balm to my soul....
Sabbath with Your Children

Sabbath with Your Children

Hi, my name is Dan, and I am a productivity addict. About a month ago, I entered into a vocational world notorious for its open ended opportunities, challenges that engage the heart, and really long hours—vocational ministry. My addiction is in overload. Despite God’s...
What Every New Father Should Know

What Every New Father Should Know

I originally wrote this article last year when my son, who is now two, turned one. It was a reflection on everything I learned in that first year, mostly about my relationship with my wife. Any new parent who thinks that relationship won’t be affected, please...
My Two Fathers and Their Power Over Me

My Two Fathers and Their Power Over Me

When I was a young child my parents got a divorce. It was difficult for both my mom and my Dad. They continue to have issues with each other to this day. Yet, as much pain, sorrow, and depression they went through, it amounts to little in comparison to what their...
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