Category Archives: Family

40 Things I Love About my Lovely Wife

My lovely wife Gail turns 40 years old today. To honour her, here are 40 things that I love about her.

  1. She’s lovely. Hence the title of this blog post.
  2. She’s humble. You don’t see her planning her own birthday party and then inviting people to talk about her at it and calling it a #Roadto40 Roast. Who on earth does that?
  3. She’s a wonderful wife. I don’t think anyone else would marry me. My friend Mike Patin likes to remind me that I married up. I can’t disagree.
  4. She’s an awesome mother. She is a natural mother thanks to many of the qualities on this list. Our kids are extremely lucky. As am I.
  5. She’s a great teacher. She has spent 15 years honing her craft and it shows.cg3 Continue reading 40 Things I Love About my Lovely Wife

Dramatic Reading of Jordan Leopold Daughter’s Letter to the Minnesota Wild (VIDEO)

This original post appears on Vancity Buzz.

In January of this year, Jordyn Leopold (11 year-old daughter of NHL defenceman Jordan Leopold) wrote an impassioned letter to the Minnesota Wild urging them to trade for her father to bring him home to Minnesota.

She said that her dad was lonely and that she was lost without him.

On trade deadline day March 2, young Jordyn got her wish. Her father Jordan Leopold was traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Minnesota Wild for Justin Falk and a 5th round draft pick. Continue reading Dramatic Reading of Jordan Leopold Daughter’s Letter to the Minnesota Wild (VIDEO)

Celebrating Gifts Through #dailyaffirmations

We don’t do a good enough job of affirming people. I’m talking about in our own families, among friends, in our workplaces, and in ministry. Often, it’s easier to find faults in others and judge others than it is to say something nice about them.

This is especially true in certain situations. Take sports for example. Many athletes use trash-talking to try to get into their opponents’ heads. The thinking is that it might throw your opponent off, giving you an advantage. Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, and even Sidney Crosby are known to be good trash-talkers.

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Vancouver College Parent Talk: What You See is What You Get

Here’s a brief promo for my talk at Vancouver College on January 20, 2015 on everyday Catholic family life.My talk is called: “What You See is What You Get: Living our Catholic Faith at Home”Being a witness to our Catholic faith is more than what we say or even what we do; it’s rooted in who we are. This workshop will explore what it means to be a true disciple and witness for Christ, and how we as parents can model a healthy and authentic Catholic lifestyle to our children.