Happy Birthday to the most influential man in my life…my dad.

Happy Birthday Dad! Simply put...he's my hero. He's spent his entire life sacrificing for others. Put his dreams on hold and put his family first. My dad's faith is amazing. His knowledge of scripture is unreal. His wisdom is off the charts. He loves Jesus with his entire heart. My dad's love for his family is…

Dads…4 Reasons to take your daughters on dates (ok, 10!)

I love my girls. If you ever visit my Facebook page or hang out with my family, it will probably become very apparent that I love my kids. I have two boys and two girls. I adore all 4 of them. Being a dad is the best! I'm trying to be very intentional  about taking…

What I want for Father’s Day

Father's Day is tomorrow.  Don't even get me started about how quick time is flying by! But, anyways, it's tomorrow. I am excited for a bunch of reasons: 1. I love my dad. He's the best. A great dad, a great man and I can't wait to tell him. 2. I love being a dad.…

Zach Raitz is 10 years old!

I can't believe it, but my Zach is 10 years old.  I could not be more in love and more proud of the young man Zach is becoming. Here's what I know about Zach Zach is a terribly hard worker. Whether its his homework or his chores, he likes and will get the job done…

Yesterday was a highlight of my year!

My heart is still crazy full from yesterday. It was by far one of the best days I've had this year, if not, the last couple of years. Blessed, humbled, and honored are words that come to mind. We had a fantastic morning at Thrive Church! It our was first baby dedication and we dedicated 4…

Lessons I’ve learned from my Dad

I'm so proud of my dad, Robert Raitz. He received an award at work today for all of his hard work. He works for a company that provides hospital equipment for hospitals, nursing homes and homes. He has some amazing stories of taking in equipment for hospice patients in their homes and some of the…

She sat with me

On February 22, 2000 my life changed.  Rebekah Sue Raitz was born. My life changed.  I was given the extreme honor of being a dad to this tiny baby girl. Her 14th birthday is coming up and I am still crazy in love with her. Actually, I am one big sap. I am constantly blown…

A conversation with my Bobby

Today I picked up Bobby from school for being sick. It was a bummer. But, our conversation was not. I am continually amazed how insightful and wonderful this boy is! 3 Parts to our conversation... Part One. Bobby says..."Dad, a Police Officer came and talked to us about bulling at school". No offense to him,…

A day with my hero…my dad

Today was an incredible day. A friend in TN blessed our church with a bunch of really great equipment and my dad and I drove down to IN to pick it up. That means I got to spend 7 hours in the car with my dad today. I love my dad.  He's my hero. He's…