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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 3

It’s just an observation, but one of the major ways that fathers create regret for themselves is through failing in the area of discipline of their children. There is plenty of indication of this in Scripture… Proverbs 17:21 “He who … 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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Raising Godly Teens, #2

Parenting teens is hard work; it’s not like when they were pre-schoolers and you could simply pick them up no matter how much of a fit they threw. You can’t spank them, and talking to them sometimes turns into big-time … Continue reading

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A sad cycle — Judges 1-3

We’re now entering into a new period of Israel’s history, the judges; and with it, a sad, cycle that lasted for 400 years: unfaithfulness, punishment (at the hands of enemies), repentance, the rise of a “judge”, the defeat of enemies, … Continue reading

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