Category Archives: Parenting

Don’t Forget to Tell the Kids

Has it ever occurred to you that maybe Santa Claus gets more notice and prominence than Jesus at Christmas time? That the gifts under the Christmas tree get more attention than God’s gift of His Son, which is what the … Continue reading

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Christian Leadership, Part 3

The last two posts we’ve been considering the Bible’s teaching about leadership. These considerations are different from worldly, secular exercises of leadership. It begins with the motivations of service, the knowledge of how to follow, and and the Christian attitude of … Continue reading

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Christian Leadership, Part 2

In my last post I began a short series on Christian leadership. Again, this isn’t a prelude to the process of appointing elders, which is usually one of the only times we visit the topic; but it about general Christian leadership … Continue reading

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Of Heroes and Dads

While it is true that in youth I admired lots of heroes—Davy Crocket, Mickey Mantle, Wilt Chamberlain, Don Meredith, and the Beatles—there was always one constant hero from toddler, to teen, to adult. I’m speaking about my dad, and I’d … Continue reading

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Fathers, Regrets, and Preventions, Part 4

Fathers, you hold a really important place in the home; don’t ever let anyone tell you differently. In actual practice, it is probably more important than you would really prefer it to be. You are far more than a sperm … Continue reading

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Fathers, Regrets, and Preventions, Part 2

Last week we began a short series on fatherhood and regret. We started with David’s regret about his failures with Absalom, but there are plenty of regretful fathers in the Bible. The high priest Eli would be just one such … Continue reading

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Fathers, Regrets, and Preventions, Part 1

King David was good at a lot of things. He was courageous warrior; he was a man after God’s own heart; he was the sweet psalmist of Israel; and he was a loyal friend. But although he fathered many children, … Continue reading

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