I've come to a conclusion about my children. They have to be regularly beaten if they're ever going to learn anything. The beatings may take time out of my day, energy out of my life, and wear me out emotionally and physically, but I have got to keep beating them if they are ever going to … Continue reading Parents: Keep Faithfully Beating Your Children
Kids are annoying. Sometimes they ask you really annoying questions which expose your lack of faith in God. If I had known the Lord was going to use my children to humble and teach me, then I probably would have just gotten another dog or maybe a ferret. I've always thought ferrets were cool. My … Continue reading How My Son Exposed My Lack of Faith
My wife and I were excited. We were going to end our day by taking our kids to the neighborhood pool. Work had been rough, the temperature seared the atmosphere just below 100 degrees, and the kids, who had been cooped up inside all day, needed to get out and release some energy. My youngest daughter … Continue reading An “Incident” in the Pool
Have you ever heard the phrase, "beating a dead horse"? Question: Why would you want to beat a dead horse? If it's already dead, then why beat it? Well that's kind of the point. To beat a dead horse means you repeatedly address a topic or subject long after your point has been made. So … Continue reading Matthew Beats a Dead Horse. God is Pleased.
The Old Man turns 65 on June 22, 2015. Those of us who know him celebrate his work, love, integrity, and service. Let me tell you a bit about The Old Man. He was born on in Douglas, Georgia, the second of three boys born to John and Katherine Hendley. His dad was an optometrist and … Continue reading The Old Man
My children will get what's coming to them. They'll be paid back for the way they've treated me. My wife and I will have our revenge. You may think I'm some sort of sociopath. To this I reply, 1) You may be right, and 2) I'm not crazy, I just have children. For every dumbfounded "I … Continue reading I Will Have Revenge on My Children
A while back I talked about Matthew and how we really don't need his gospel, (sort of). The bottom line is Matthew wrote his gospel with a purpose and a people in mind. He was writing to the Jews, (the people), to help them see that Jesus was the promised Messiah, (the purpose). This helps us … Continue reading Matthew is a Boring Writer…Yes, I Said it.
Annie was just a year and a half old when we took her to Disney World. She was quite overwhelmed by all of the sights and sounds, so we let her carry around her little security blanket. When she was tired or upset she would put it in her mouth, along with her two middle fingers, and suck … Continue reading Loaded Mashed Potatoes Are a Gift from God