Proverbs Omnibus #6

1. Honor God with Your Best “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will be bursting with wine.” - Proverbs 3:9-10 Ah, this verse… it’s a favorite of the Prosperity gospel movement. “Give us money and God … Continue reading Proverbs Omnibus #6

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Christian Parenting by the Books, or Maybe Not So Much

I have three sons: Eli (7), Liam (5), and Ari (2.5). We have a lot of fun together but like every family we have our share of conflicts. Thankfully because of their ages they are minor and usually inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, however we do take things like disrespect and disobedience quite … Continue reading Christian Parenting by the Books, or Maybe Not So Much

Desiring God: Parenting in the Valley of Dry Bones

"They said they were sorry.  They picked up their toys with force and temper.  They mouthed 'yes, sir.'  Though you've taught them the form of what to feel, do, and say, you recognize in these moments how helpless you are to change their hearts.  This is when we need the same thing Ezekiel did that … Continue reading Desiring God: Parenting in the Valley of Dry Bones

Self Check Up, or the Man in the Mirrors

I remember my mother telling me as a teenager, “When you have your own children I hope they act just like you did when you were little...” At the time I sat back, laughing and thinking to myself, “Ha! Like that will happen...” Well, yeah... that happened... Try as I might to avoid it, my little boys act an awful lot like their old man and it's not always pretty...