What’s In Your Hand?

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  “What is that in your hand?” After years of searching for purpose, years of struggling to find meaning, and years of wandering in the desert, Moses finally finds the answer in one simple question. The voice from the burning bush queries Moses, “What is that in your hand?” One holy moment. One God-ordained, God-orchestrated, Read More…

“Don’t Let Satan Steal Your Joy”

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  We turned in an instant and looked at each other, knowing in that very moment what we were supposed to do. Our pastor had just announced that our local crisis pregnancy center was in desperate need of baby beds. He asked if anyone in the audience had baby cribs that they would be willing Read More…

It’s Over…Now What?

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  The Christmas decorations are crammed into a box in the back of the garage now. The mantle over the fireplace is devoid of the garland and ribbons that adorned it for the past month. The table decorations have been restored to their pre-Christmas centerpieces. The boxes have been recycled, the wrapping papers discarded, and Read More…

Love Came Down

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I was completely broken. Not only was I broken, but I also didn’t even realize the severity of my brokenness. When I looked in the mirror I couldn’t see the wounds. I had learned to mask them from myself so I couldn’t notice them. But everyone else could. I was living in denial myself. If Read More…

The Christmas Gift for Mom

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  Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined this would happen. It certainly wasn’t the path she had planned out for her life. When she initially got the news she was stunned. After all, this pregnancy wasn’t even expected in the first place. But to then get the news that this child wouldn’t Read More…

Why Goodnight Superman?

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Welcome to the newly designed Goodnight Superman site, home of my personal blog and author site! We’ve put this site together to host my personal blog, and to provide links to my social media sites, books, contact information, as well as Rising Above Ministries and No More Vacant Dads. If you were previously subscribing to Read More…

Peter Pan…In Case You Wonder

"No More Peanut Butter Sandwiches: a father, a son with special needs, and their journey with God"

  Many people have speculated about why my book is entitled, “No More Peanut Butter Sandwiches.” I’ve been amused hearing from so many people who think it’s related to my son’s autism.   But the book is really about finding God’s presence, and learning to discern from Him in the midst of our struggles and Read More…

Band of Brothers

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    Salesmen, engineers, policemen, IT professionals, truck drivers, small business workers, contractors, and factory workers.   Blue collar, white collar, or no collar at all.   Car by car they drove up the hill to the rustic lodge.   Men from different backgrounds, different ethnic heritages, different professions, and different parts of the country- Read More…

The Caregiver’s Notebook

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  I’ve never done this on my blog before but I am so excited about my friend Jolene Philo’s new book that I asked her to share with my readers and our families about her new book. Many of you know Jolene from her wonderful site DifferentDream.com. I look forward to our family using her new Read More…

No More Peanut Butter Sandwiches

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      Ask any adult over 30 if they remember where they were on the morning of September 11, 2001, and almost everyone can tell you the answer.   As the twin towers of New York City fell in a terrorist attack, I was passing through our den on the way to my home Read More…