Jay Payleitner Blog

Don't try to figure out a pattern to my blogging. There isn't one. 

My Favorite Family Photo Hint

June 29, 2020

Take two-kid photos. The next Payleitner family photo will have 18 people in it – me, my bride, our five kids, four daughters-in-law, and seven grandkids. Like you, I have […]

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What Your Husband Really Needs

June 23, 2020

Dear Ladies: You know most of this already. To begin with . . . just about all the conventional wisdom is true. Men like to eat. Men like sports. Men […]

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Finding answers while mowing the lawn

June 7, 2020

A well-worn statue, a national rallying cry, and my dad’s illegal prayer. Dear Friends: I just mowed my lawn. Which means I just silently prayed The Prayer of St. Francis. Let me explain. A few years […]

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Waiter, Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup.

May 28, 2020

Use with care. Dear Friends (especially dads): There are several ways to use the following list of snappy comebacks. Try a different joke the next 20 times you have soup […]

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Giving Away the Ending…

May 21, 2020

Dear Friends: It’s been almost a year since The Jesus Dare came out. Lives have been changed. What a privilege. If you have not yet seen or shared the book, here’s […]

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It’s all good.

May 12, 2020

Time for a Little Big Picture Thinking. Dear Friends (especially Moms and Dads): Trusting God to take a cruddy experience and use it for good is a theme that arches over […]

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The Cure for Cabin Fever

April 30, 2020

Dear Friends: Our kids are watching. How we respond to this crazy season is going to impact how they respond to any crisis in their own lives for decades to […]

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Override the Invisible Forcefield

April 9, 2020

Are you quarantined with your teenager and they’re barricaded in their bedroom? Ask yourself, Mom and Dad, “Why do I feel like I cannot enter my teenager’s bedroom?” That barrier is invisible, but […]

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Friday: Where did the stars go?

March 27, 2020

Quarantined with your kids? Here’s the final lockdown lesson that also sneaks in some valuable life truths. Phew. That’s five “lessons with layers.” Hopefully, these five brain-engagers met a need this past week. And perhaps […]

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Thursday: Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

March 26, 2020

Quarantined with your kids? Here’s the fourth of five lockdown lessons that also sneak in some valuable life truths. It’s Thursday. If you missed—or want to pass along—any of these “lessons with layers,” the best option is […]

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