Ouxano 59: 1 Samuel part 6 – Parenting Tips from Eli

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[display_podcast] In 1 Samuel 3, we find little Samuel hearing from God while sleeping in the Tabernacle:2 One night Eli, who was almost blind by now, had gone to bed. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God. 4 Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!”“Yes?” Samuel replied. “What is it?” 5 He got up and ran to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?”“I didn’t call you,” Eli replied. “Go back to bed.” So he did.6 Then the Lord  … [Read more...]

Ouxano 57: 1 Samuel, Chapter 2b

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[display_podcast]Today, we’ll look at the second half of 1 Samuel chapter 2 and its applications to life today.  Right off the bat, we see that young Samuel has been placed under the care of Israel’s priest Eli.  Now, Eli already has a couple of sons, so why is Samuel allowed adoption into Eli’s family?We see the answer to this question in 1 Samuel 2:11-12 11 Then Elkanah returned home to Ramah without Samuel. And the boy served the Lord by assisting Eli the priest.12 Now the sons of … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 57: Real Stuff My Papa Would Say

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[display_podcast]I’ve got to be real honest.  This week’s podcast is just a bit too much for me to dictate and write down, so do me a solid:  just push play and listen.In lieu of a full blog entry, I offer this podcast preview:  It’s been a tough month: one of my dogs was killed, I had to put the other one down and in the midst of all that, my brother and I got the call no grandson wants to receive – my Papa passed away.Papa always had something to say about everything, and while he m … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 9: Andy Andrews

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[display_podcast]New York Times best selling author and comedian Andy Andrews joins the show this week from his home in Alabama.  Early on in his stand up career, Andy toured with the likes of Kenny Rogers and Joan Rivers, and appeared on “Nashville Now”.  Yet he realized early on that the “Nashville Now” audience had a very finite lifespan and was getting older by the minute.  Now, it was during his stint with Joan that he went to “America’s Playground”, Las Vegas, and Andy had performed on … [Read more...]

Ouxano 53: Fathers, Read To Your Kids!

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[display_podcast]Guys – it’s incredibly important that you read, out loud to your kids.I have six kids from age five to twenty – four girls and two boys and my wife and I developed reading as a family tradition almost by accident.  I say “almost” because we both had the desire that our children would read well and enjoy good literature, but didn’t know at the time the HUGE benefits that have been proven out when fathers read to their kids.Studies have overwhelmingly shown that, especi … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 55: Blessed Child

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[display_podcast]My mom and dad raised me in a very stereotypical 1970’s-80’s nondenominational American Christian home.  Now, in the 70’s and early 80’s, it was very common to see evangelical pamphlets and booklets lying around, ready to be handed out to the next non-believer to walk through our door – especially “The Four Spiritual Laws”, written by Campus Crusade for Christ founder Bill Bright.  It was an easy to read, simple explanation of these four critical facts:God loves you and … [Read more...]


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