Real Stuff My Dad Says: P.P.T. (People, Places & Things)


My dad absolutely, positively GUARANTEES that – 100% of the time – the People, Places and Things that YOU choose to surround yourself with will affect your daily decisions. Too many times, people believe that they will impact the people they surround themselves with more than they, themselves are impacted – which can be true, if the numbers are in your favor. Not just the amount of people you are hanging with, but also the amount of time you are with them, what you do with them and where you go. … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family Podcast: How Kids Can Have Their Own Personal Time With God

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IN THIS EPISODE OF THE PODCAST, I’M HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH THREE TEENS ABOUT HOW THEY DEVELOPED THEIR OWN PERSONAL DEVOTIONAL TIME WITH GOD Now, every Christian parent I know wants their children to learn how to walk closely with the LORD. We know how important it is to maintain a vibrant relationship with God as an adult, and want it for our kids too.In this episode of the Christian Home and Family podcast, which is quite a bit longer than my normal episodes… I’m going to be having a co … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD Part 116: This Daddy’s Lament

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[display_podcast] You might call this discussion “One Daddy’s Lament.” Or to put an even finer point on it, “My Daddy’s Lament.” Or even “This Daddy’s Lament.” The “This Daddy” in that title referring to me. All if which I will explain in mere moments as you listen to this PODCAST. But for now, I don’t have to tell you that Jesus was a radical in every sense of that word. Jesus did things that were totally unexpected, unpredictable, unconventional. More to the point of this discussion, Jesus s … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Your Responsibility for Your Children’s Faith in Christ

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“Wait a minute! I thought my kids were responsible to have their OWN faith in Jesus!” They are. You can relax. That’s not what I’m talking about. Of course they have to choose to place their trust in Jesus, but the question is, “How are they going to get to that point?” THAT is where your responsibility as a Christian parent comes in. In this episode I go through Psalm 78, and discuss how YOU are responsible, in God’s eyes, for leading your children to the place that they are able to have faith … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Help Your Kids Fight the Condemning Voice in Their Heads

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Everyone fights those nagging little voices of condemnation that speak to their own minds. It’s part of the human condition. It’s that voice in your head that repeats things like: “I am so worthless. I am such a failure. I am not worthy of anything…” We all experience this. Parents, you have to know that your kids are going to struggle with those same issues. In fact, they probably already do, even the younger ones. But for Christians, there is a powerful way to deal with those lies, and it’s … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Healthy Perspectives Lead to Healthy Families

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Let’s talk about perspectives today, what is perspective and how does it influence our attitudes and decisions.  Is the glass half full or half empty, it boils down to your perspective. To quote Rick Riordan:“Humans see what they want to see.” I recently heard of a study that really explains the importance of perspective.  In the experiment, children were divided into two group … [Read more...]