Stuffed Animal Prayers

Scott AtteberyChristian Living, Parenting2 Comments

clifford

A few nights ago, my five-year-old son and I ate dinner with my parents and my aunt Jane. As we sat down at the table, my dad asked my son, “Bryce, would you like to say the blessing?” Bryce said, “Actually Clifford wants to say the blessing.” For a second, I was confused (Nobody in our family is named Clifford). … Read More

Hypocrite Dad

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Father and Son

I knew something was wrong when we were getting in the car Sunday morning and Bryce said, “I know, I know, we’re in a hurry –we’re always in a hurry.” His comment caused me to pause. Is that the message I’m always sending him? Is that how he sees me –as a frantic, impatient timekeeper? Is that the extent of … Read More