How work brings meaning back to Family Life

Rerum Novarum, Pope Leo is often called the beginning of contemporary Catholic social teaching because it was the first encyclical to deal with the unprecedented disruptions of traditional societal order due to the industrial revolution.  For fathers, Rerum is one of...

Beekeeping as a way of Life

From an excerpt of Dr. Taylor’s “How to Raise Beautiful Comb Honey” ————————– Everyone, unless he waits too long to exercise it, has a fundamental choice that he can make with respect to his own...

Wood vs. the World

My sons have an excellent book I recommend to other families called Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane, which, in classic wording, an image proposes the wonder of wood to the young imagination.  And wood does indeed deserve such instilling at young ages. Wood beckons...

The Business of Fatherhood.

Eight years ago, I read a book that changed my career and my family. Successful Fathers is a short, simple read that provides profound thoughts to consider as a man and especially a father. One thing that Mr. Stenson focuses on is the home life and challenges we face...

Work, Tools & Being a Man

“For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor” (Psalm 8:5). Men have a natural desire to rule, to have dominion.  Despite petty quips to the contrary, masculine dominion is not domination – it is service.  To be manly...

7 Tips for the Beginning Homesteader

Many men are finding contentment in the rebellion of homesteading. It’s rebellion because it dislodges us from so many machines, saying “no” to being a cog in a wheel. Growing food gets you out of ridiculous tax systems and a consumer-based economy at the same time....