Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fatherhood - Bill Cosby Style

Dads don’t seem to get the good media attention that others do. So here is a series of quotes from Bill Cosby’s book - “Fatherhood”:

  • Parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.
  • My wife is the boss.
  • Father now has more responsibility; children have less.
  • He said the dog ate his book report.
  • There are many experts who are not parents.
  • A father hangs around till his baby gets her rudder working.
  • An authority once said: “Hold them very close the let them go.”
Fatherhood - a part of every FAMILY CHALLENGE!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


If this is true, it’s a big message for families

Guess where this title came from? None other than Disney World. We hope Disney is living by this message.

But, many others also have it right including:

G.K. Chesterton: “We’re in a stormy sea and owe each other our total loyalty.”

Max DePree: “A covenantal relationship rests on shared commitments to ideas, to issues, to values, to goals.”

Bishop Stephen Neil: “Faith is nurtured only in the fellowship of believers.”

Jean Vanier: “We have the power to call forth the gifts of others or to crush them.”

Crick and Watson: “The Double Helix” - “All of life is connections.”

They all say the same thing. It is in our connections where we find focus and power. Power through teamwork. It is the team that gives life to its members.

The terrorists are teaching us this. Why are they so powerful? They are one in purpose and action. Their mission is clear. They give their lives for that mission. That’s real power.

Disney and terror - two names not meant for each other. Disney has the words. The terrorists have the power.

Looks like we need to find the teamwork way to create a happy style for our families. Looks like families are stronger when members work together. It also looks like families gain support when families work together.

For a step toward teamwork, please see www.newhopecovenants.org and help with THE FAMILY CHALLENGE.