A Heart of 10,000 Lakes: Remembering the Legacy of Daniel Hopkins

Quick Stats: Aliases: Daniel Hopkins, Dan, Dad, Guppy, Grandpa, "Doc" Hopkins, Brother, Friend, & Brother-in-Christ.Born June 4th, 1946 to Raymond Richard Hopkins and Doris Louise Thompson in St. Paul, Minnesota. Favorite Smells: Pecan pie, gun smoke from a freshly fired black powder long rifle, rainfall, and grilled fish.Careers: Owner of “Doc” Hopkins Longrifles; sales and [...]

Explaining the Miracle of Christmas to a Seven-Year-Old (and Hopefully Myself)

A nativity and the soft glow of Christmas lights can spark nostalgia. Children also love the story of Christ's birth. But, explaining to my son how the Son of God became a person...it didn't work out as planned at first. Learn from my parenting fails and read on!