Dellen Millard

2014 April

Dear Mr. Millard – Letter 3 – If you ever want forgiveness, everything you have isn’t enough

2017-07-19T01:23:48-04:00April 21st, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Even on this side of Easter, forgiveness is no easy thing. Christ said so much during a beachside breakfast with his friends on a lake not long after the remarkable events of Easter weekend. He did this during that rather poignant exchange with Peter, that friend of urgency and largeness who, just days earlier, while [...]

2014 April

Dear Mr. Millard – Letter 2 – Have you seen the road to hell?

2017-07-19T01:25:55-04:00April 15th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My relationship with my own father has mellowed much over the years. This is what marriage and children and grandchildren and an ocean of separation can do. (I think you know I live in Africa most of the year, the genesis of which is for another conversation at another time.) But there was a time [...]

2014 April

Dear Mr. Dellen Millard – Letter 1- Let me share something about evil

2017-07-19T01:27:04-04:00April 11th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |7 Comments

We don’t give much thought to the devil these days – we’re well beyond all that. The best you might get is a funny t-shirt that says ‘The devil made me do it’ with, say, a picture of a naïve but guilty looking figure beside another with a pitchfork and red leotards. But what if [...]

2013 May

Dellen Millard: a young man of ambition

2017-07-20T00:19:14-04:00May 31st, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Ambition, like contentment, is one of those strange words to talk about with the children because it means everything and nothing at the same time. In a sense we are all ambitious because we are all looking. Through our actions more than our words, this is the lasting message that we leave our kids: we are looking for [...]