Another year of Father’s Day musings

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The offspring, not The Offspring.

This year is my twenty-eighth Father’s Day from the father’s side of the celebration. I haven’t been able to commemorate it from the son’s side since 2007. I miss my dad and look forward to seeing him again in the future.
Last year, I compiled a list of musings about fatherhood that expressed how I felt about some of the questions, challenges, and experiences I’ve had as the father of four children. This year, I’m adding to that list.

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Conflicting truths: How can this be?

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This is NOT me in my twenties, though I wish I had a convertible like that—then and now!

Truth: One of the biggest regrets of my life is that I didn’t serve a full-time mission for my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Truth: One of the best decisions I’ve made in my life was to not serve a full-time mission for my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Read More »

#CheckYourMotives: A lifelong journey

 

A recent social media post to my personal Facebook page.
A recent social media post to my personal Facebook page.

Motive is a pretty cool word. Its correct meaning is, “a reason for doing something, especially one that is hidden or not obvious.” It’s easy to assume or question the motives behind what others say, think, do, or don’t do, but it’s more important—and constructive—to examine our own motives for what we say, think, do, or don’t do.Read More »