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Living My Faith

Chores for God’s children

Since my bride is a beautifully organized woman, she has created a color-coordinated chore chart for our children. Every morning our daughters see the…

Living My Faith

Life’s a song

My three-year-old granddaughter, Addison, has the lead role in her own musicals. Her life is filled with songs. She’s in a very happy head…

Life’s Challenges

Why not just ask?

“Our Father in heaven . . . give us today our daily bread” (Matthew 6:9,11). I have prayed these words thousands of times. Not…

Living My Faith

Dearly loved children

When the students of the area Christian high school in my city head out to their cars each afternoon, a Bible passage catches their…

Life’s Challenges

The world we long for

I’m writing this devotion after innocence was shattered one more time. Children were killed at school. It seems disrespectful to call them children because…

Friends & Family

Father of grace

A few years ago, I heard a pastor and his son speak at a men’s conference. The son told the story of when he…

Taboo

Sex Ed. Ed. (i.e., How to talk to your kids about sex)

Let me set the scene for you: I was a first-year teacher, straight out of college, freshly married, and getting into the groove of…

Life’s Challenges

Only sleeping

Near the top of the most miserable of all human experiences is to suffer the death of a child. Every parent I know would…

Living My Faith

Hosanna youth choir

Jesus’ disciples had a problem with Jesus’ child followers, and ironically so did his enemies. The crowds of people who welcomed King Jesus to…

Friends & Family

Rock-star parents

The other day a dad thanked me for commanding him to be mediocre. During a recent sermon, I had asked him and all the…

Friends & Family

Being human

When my youngest daughter was born, she came out crying. The doctor said, “It’s a girl!” but my daughter just cried at the sound…

Living My Faith

Above the crowd

“Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus. . . . He wanted to see who…