Happy Father’s Day

I cannot think of anything more important in my life, than being the best husband and father I can be.

Besides being married to the most beautiful, amazing woman on the planet, being a father is by far the greatest achievement of my life. Our children are grown now, and they are absolutely amazing people!

They are filled with faith, care about others, and we are incredibly proud of them. And they are excellent writers! Isn’t that something??!

Wishing you a Happy Father’s Day!

Writing and Image Copyright © 2021 rivers renewed

Memories in the Waves


Sunlight on the waves, and seagulls declaring their glory remind me of so many summers ago.

Of rafting in the ocean, and fishing in the twilight. Of swimming in the waves, ducking under

and the 14 year old me, being liked by the brown haired girl. I wished I had asked her name.

Of Dad and I walking the boardwalk. Of fried chicken dinners, and so many shadows of him

still living here, as I walk barefoot in the wet sand.

Lord God, I do miss him, but thank you for my Dad.

Happy Father’s Day.


Poetry, and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

My Three Miracles


The first miracle I ever experienced in my life was meeting My Love, and then walking down the aisle with her. We’ve been going strong ever since, more than 30 years!

My other two miracles are our daughters. I was there for each one being born, and as I held My Love’s hand, I became the focal point for her breathing, and helped her make it through the pain. Childbirth is the most amazing event I have ever witnessed, and convinced me even more, to be pro-life. I knew right away that both children were so different, and they are.

And now? Both daughters call me “Dad”, and are in college. My wife and I are so proud of them!

Happy Father’s Day everyone!

       Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”