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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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- […]

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 […]

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 […]

Taste and See

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    I need to make a confession.   My given name is Jeff Davidson, but at home, I often go by my aliases.   i have a secret identity.   I am the Food Whisperer.   I also have been known to go by the name The Meds Whisperer.   To help teach me […]

25 Warnings Signs You’re Becoming A Vacant Dad

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    I don’t remember the first time I used the phrase “vacant dad.”   As I interact daily within the special-needs community though, I am convinced that we have an epidemic of vacant dads. I call it the Vacant Dad Syndrome.   What exactly is a “vacant dad?”   There are two variations of […]

The Heart of the Special-Needs Dad

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      By all the usual measures, I was winning the game. Some would say I was even running up the score.   A man usually defines himself by where he is in his career, his earnings level, and how he compares his life to others. It’s how men are taught to keep score. […]

Superman Turns 17

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    “Good night Superman.”   Last night, like I have every night since I can remember, I uttered those words to my son as we tucked him into bed.   When I have finished praying over him for the night, I pull him up out of his bedroom swing, and I hug him. Then […]