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Even if they roll their eyes

There were some eye rollers around my dinner table. They had my surname and were eating my food. Whenever I took that occasion to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Ladies, we men need you

There are few things as statistically powerful as a man who loves Jesus. Perhaps you’ve read the studies concerning the impact men have on…

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The feelings of a father

America was a mere 50 years old when Andrew Jackson was president. The country was frontier, and the unitedness of the states was a…

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Laugh a little

Life can be so serious. There’s a lot of important stuff going on, important things we need to be doing, and important matters we…

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Teach your children

Why is it that children learn everything bad all by themselves? Lying, laziness, blaming, evading responsibility, cheating, stealing, and disobedience just sprout like weeds….

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You are your children’s refuge

King David is known as being a “man after the Lord’s own heart.”  So when his son King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 14:26, “Whoever…

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Family feud

People have been using money to buy their way out of problems for centuries. No, millennia. Money can buy good attorneys, silence accusers and…

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Lord, give me patience with my kids

My children are grown now, and I often indulge in a fuzzy and hazy sentimental nostalgia for the days when they were all little…

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Blessing #3—Teaching Us Family Discipleship

Until the coronavirus hit, I couldn’t recall a time that my family ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner together for an entire week. Neither could…