Father to a Superhero

Ben —  November 14, 2013 — Leave a comment

Hey dads, I know we both love to see the sparkle in our children’s eyes when they talk about us as if we were superheroes.

I mean, aren’t we all? Do you twilight as a caped crusader, taking down bad guys all ninja-like and pretending to have this secret nobody knew about but if they did then they would know you were the one that saved the world from a zombie apocalypse?

You don’t? Yeah, me neither.

As much as I would love to be a superhero, I am not. But I believe our children are, or at least we’re training them up to be. We have a great responsibility in teaching our children how real men should look and act. We’re teaching our sons how to treat women, and we’re teaching our daughters how to be treated by men, and we’re teaching them both how to react to adversity.

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Closer

Ben —  November 11, 2013 — Leave a comment

In trying to rejuvenate my writing habits, I wanted to start by sharing the story of why we moved our family 20 miles across town. First, it all starts from back in 2006, when my job moved me and the fam from Phoenix, AZ to Atlanta, GA.

I knew that we had to soon find a place to go on Sunday’s, because well that was the thing to do, and as a Pastor’s Kid I knew it would click sooner or later why we did this “ritual” on Sundays. Perhaps it would seep into the rest of the family and hey, maybe we’ll even join a “bible study” on a Wednesday night or something. Who knows.
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Twelve

Ben —  November 7, 2013 — 1 Comment

Me:

“Hey Buddy, how much do you love your mommy?”

Jack: *looks around*

“12″

As a parent of 3, I couldn’t help but wonder exactly what he meant by that, so I just let it sit. I smiled, gave him a hug, and told him “that’s awesome, 12 is good.” But what is 12 to a 4 year old on the Love scale?

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Lean With It

Ben —  November 4, 2013 — Leave a comment

Everybody fears getting on a 4.5 hour flight, trapped in the middle of 2 people who are either huge, obnoxious, stinky, or all of the above.

Enter my trip to Vegas a couple of months ago.

I had to go to Vegas for a trade show, so luckily I was traveling alone and was able to worry about nobody else’s reactions or responsibilities but my own.

As I was waiting for my “Zone 5″ to be called, I’m standing in line and this guy rudely forces his carry-on to squeeze in between me and the guy in front of me. As he stood there obnoxiously slurping his extra-large drink, I imagine was ironically diet coke, he was either oblivious that he cut in front of me, or just didn’t even care. I bet he was even thinking

I’m 4x the size of him, I’d like to see him TRY and say something.
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Unseen

Ben —  November 1, 2013 — 1 Comment

2013-10-27 Stoney River

What an awesome family. Right? This was taken this past Sunday over at Stoney River for my 36th birthday. We are such a happy family, and wow am I blessed. A multi-race, functioning, nuclear family that is happy all the time… to which you could call BS, and I would just smile and nod. The reality is, this is truth and I believe it 100%.

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