Family



SEP
30

If we set out today to make a list of all of the various types of parents that fall under the category of being a “Christian parent,” we could make an endless list with divisions and breakdowns of various types of parents. However, the truth is that all Christian parents can be placed under one … Read More



SEP
18

On a normal weekday afternoon, I was playing with my daughter, Aubrey. We were probably putting a puzzle together, drawing castles, or playing dolls. Yeah, I’m willing to get down and play dolls with my daughters! While we were playing that afternoon, Aubrey taught me an important lesson. In the middle of our time together, … Read More



AUG
26

We love having people over to our home for fellowship.  Many times it’s family.  I love having our family over; not because it’s easy but because of the investment.  When our grown kids come over I don’t try to impress them.  I clean the house so the little kids, better known as my Cute Kids, … Read More



AUG
12

Two of the most dreaded words heard by any child are the words, “You’re grounded!” Most likely every one of us have been on the receiving end of that expression several times in our lives. Those words are then always followed by more words of punishment and judgement. Contrary to the opinion of most children, … Read More



JUL
29

It was a blistering summer day, and the children were relieved to get off the bus. They crowded together at the door of the air conditioned building. At that moment, a strange grinding sound stopped them and caused them to turn back toward the huge orange bus that was pulling away. One by one, their … Read More



JUL
08

As a Christian father, I realize that I have the opportunity to impact and influence the lives of generations to follow through the life that I live and the instructions that I give.  In the book of Proverbs, Solomon used the phrase, “my son,” twenty-three times.  It was absolutely clear to him that he had … Read More



JUN
17

While reading a Christian news article regarding parenting, I read the following statement, “Many parents have an outsourcing mentality when it comes to their children’s spirituality, often because they lack spiritual vitality themselves.” From Proverbs 22:6, we understand that the primary role of parents regarding their child is to “Train up a child in the … Read More



MAY
06

When my wife and I began the adoption process, the further we went down the path, the more and more it appeared to our human eyes and minds to be like that same pathway the Israelites took to get to their “dead end” at the shores of the Red Sea, and you wind up asking … Read More



APR
22

It was not an accident that the children of Israel found themselves “trapped” in the geographical cul-de-sac where the Red Sea was located at back in Bible times. There literally was only one way to go, and that was straight across the water, but alas…they had no boats prepared for that many people. Reminds me … Read More



MAR
26

Do you ever talk to yourself?  I plead guilty.  I really don’t like to admit it because when I was young I remember my mom talking to herself and I said that I would never do that.  And, here I am, all grown up and I find myself talking to myself.  Sometimes I say good … Read More