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Rite of passage parenting: The challenge
Nov25

Rite of passage parenting: The challenge

A number of years ago, I got one of the first GPS (Global Positioning System) units that came out. It was amazing. I would fly into a strange town, rent a car, type in the address I needed, and up would pop a little map with a line showing the best way to reach my destination. My first GPS took a long time to find the satellites, and it would get me to the right county, but not always the right street. I read a newspaper article about...

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Rite of passage parenting: Hanger humps
Nov18

Rite of passage parenting: Hanger humps

My name is Walker, and I have hanger humps. I’ve been suffering from them for years. They are embarrassing, debilitating and downright awkward. I got up this morning as happy as could be. During the night, we had much-needed rain, and as I went outside to get the morning paper, I was greeted by the crisp air of fall. One of the things about living in Oklahoma is that we have distinct seasons. Our summers are sometimes unbearably hot,...

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Rite of passage parenting: Gate praying
Nov11

Rite of passage parenting: Gate praying

I don’t really know how to describe the ways God moves in my life. Many times, it happens through the Scriptures, sometimes through other people and at other times through circumstances and situations. There are also times I get impressions—at least, that’s the best way I can describe it. I really wish I could find a better word than “impressions,” but it’s as close as I can get. Allow me to give you an example. One day I...

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Rite of passage parenting: 10 things you didn’t know about me
Nov04

Rite of passage parenting: 10 things you didn’t know about me

The other day, I was reading a magazine article. “Ten Things You Didn’t Know About (many famous people)” turned out to be quite an interesting read. I am in no way famous, but I began to wonder if there might be 10 things about me that I haven’t written or shared over these many years. And in fact, yes, there are. So here are the 10 things you probably didn’t know: 1. I like dill pickles on my peanut butter sandwiches. My...

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Rite of passage parenting: The shoe evangelist
Oct28

Rite of passage parenting: The shoe evangelist

I had to fly to Tampa the other day to tape a television show. After I finished, I had the joy of meeting up with two of our missionary alumni. We decided to meet at the food court at a mall located near the airport. The luncheon was at 1 p.m., and I was finished taping by 11 a.m., so I decided I would get in some walking at the mall. My wife is amused that I like to walk in the mall when the weather gets cold or rainy outside. She...

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