Category Archives: Parenting

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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But First We Must Run Aground

Last Sunday I preached from Acts 27:25, where Paul tells the crew and other passengers on his storm-embattled ship that he had received a message from God that everyone on board would be saved—and he believed God. A short statement … Continue reading

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Which Is It, Love or Fear?

Love and fear are often placed in opposition to each other in the realm of religion. They seem on the surface to be mutually exclusive, when it comes to discipleship and service to the Lord. The clear preference is for … Continue reading

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What if I Don’t Feel Like It?

There’s probably not a parent in the world who hasn’t heard that one. There’s probably not a person in the world who hasn’t personally asked it. And although it is used in every situation imaginable, I would dare say that … Continue reading

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Authentic Humility

Humility is a sneered-at word. Who wants to be humble? It is equated with weakness, being a victim, and impotency. Pride, on the other hand, is envied, vaunted, and promoted. Why? Possibly because we’ve often misunderstood what humility is. This … Continue reading

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The Two Sides of Kindness

Kindness is not a topic that you are likely read too many posts about. It seems just sort of—well, bland. “Yeah, yeah, practice random acts of kindness, blah, blah, blah.” But for Christians it is a rather important virtue to … Continue reading

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Raising Godly Teens: One Last Word — For Now

Over the past several weeks I’ve been talking about raising teenagers. There are whole books written on the subject, and all that I’ve been able to do is scratch the surface in these articles. And I had planned on finishing … Continue reading

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