I’d discovered something extraordinary in my pocket garden on the balcony.
A few months ago, I wrote “Husbands, our wives are not our…”, with the goal of encouraging us husbands to look at our wives differently. Today, I’d like to flip the coin on its head. And my wife has reviewed this blog entry and given it a go-signal, so yay.
With their influence, parents have the power to change the course of the lives, not just their kids, but of generations after them. There is something very powerful about the example and vision-casting that a parent brings into a child’s life. Here are three areas on which you carry maximum impact.
Most Christians set aside some quiet time to read the Word, pray, and worship. If you’re like me, you may have challenges dealing with distractions. Here are some strategies that work for me.
As Christian parents, we set the example for our children in godliness, respect, integrity, perseverance, and excellence, but occasionally, we will experience a situation where our children disrespect us. What are we to do?
Whether you’re the passionate Christian who gladly prays for anyone, or someone who has a history of promising to pray for a friend but forgetting to do it, “The Power of a Prayer Warrior” will encourage and inspire you to pray for yourself and others like never before!
I have tattoos. I was 16 when I got my first tattoo, one of 90s comic strip juggernaut Calvin and Hobbes. The spirit that the creative young boy and his sidekick imaginary tiger resonated with the collegiate me. To date, there has never been a comic strip that has communicated the many questions that life […]
Songwriters are called to write songs, just as worshipers are called to worship. But songwriters are also subject to songwriters’ block. What is a worship songwriter to do when it seems like there’s just nothing there? Well, folks, I’d like to share my two cents on that, because I was on that sinking ship for […]
Most summers, some kids tend to vegetate while their parents pretty much allow them to run wild and free. While there’s nothing essentially wrong with that–some might beg to disagree even with that flippant statement–I would like my kids’ summers to count. A few days ago, I wrote about three things Christian dads can do […]
A few days ago, before meeting for our couples’ group, I bought two pieces of bread: one with pork floss, the other… with pork floss. (Floss is love. But not the point.) When I got to the second floor, my wife was aghast. “You can’t eat that.” “Why not?” “You’re watching your weight. It’s not […]
Ah, summer! Two glorious months of “no more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks!” While some kids probably dream of vegetating in front of their computer or television screens, many of their parents find the summer break a brilliant opportunity to enrich their kids with summer activities and co-curricular classes. Regardless of […]
Now that the school year has come to an end, my family and I are about to review March at our monthly family meeting, to see how well we did this month (and to sum up the whole school year). As we do so, I have to be very conscious of striking the right balance […]
My family and I had our February 2015 family meeting today. It was the first family meeting we had since our strategic planning meeting last January 1. Holding regular family meetings is a good idea because allows your family the opportunity to sit down as a group to discuss issues and incidents that are important […]