I don’t know how many times I heard Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, speak, but I do remember he only had a few messages. Keep Christ as your first love. Help fulfill the Great Commission. Be filled with the Holy Spirit. And as he got older, he also added in prayer and […]
I know we don’t normally think of tenths of a year. Instead, we divide years into twelve months. Recently though, I experienced a wonderful “tenth of a year.” My oldest daughter, Rachel, and her husband live in California, so we don’t see them very often. Since Richard was finishing up a Marine deployment, Rachel was […]
I have to confess–my first inclination when I face difficult circumstances is not to trust God. Usually I get frustrated. Of course, that’s just a nice way of saying I get angry. If it’s not frustration or anger then it might be worry or discouragement. None of them are good or helpful responses. Parenting sure […]
I don’t remember my dad giving me much advice. No long talks. No words of wisdom. When I hear someone say, “My dad always said _________”, I can’t relate. I don’t remember anything my dad “always said.” He was a great man though. My dad was faithful to my mom for thirty-five years…until the day […]
Over the next several days leading up to Father’s Day, we (the collective author team) thought that it was only fitting for a blog about Dad’s to focus on this one day during the year when the nations eyes are on “old pops”….I grew up in New Jersey about 90 minutes east of Philadelphia and 90 minutes south of New York City, so my dad took me to see a number of baseball games.
Normally, 90 minutes in a doctor’s waiting room is, well, less than a great time, but these were 90 minutes I’ll treasure.
There’s an old adage that goes, “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me”….UNTRUE!!! Most of the times, those are the deepest wounds we carry. Many times those “labels” are said unintentionally but they sting the receiver nonetheless. Here is some practical help and a reminder to use the right “labels’ when talking to your son or daughter.
My father died four years ago after a tough fight with leukemia. I had the privilege of caring for him during the last two weeks of his life when he was too weak to even climb a flight of stairs. In the years prior to his death, I’d taken many opportunities to honor and thank him for being my dad. And yet I have one regret.
You’ve probably had conversations with your kids that would lead you to believe they were trying to confuse you with confusion.
You’re messed up. So am I. Sin has deeply affected us.
Some affects are obvious. We lie. We lose our temper. We gossip. We act selfishly.
Some affects are subtle. We judge others. We try to appear better than we are. We hold others to our standards. We give love when we feel it’s earned.