Would You Rather Your Kids Be Smart OR Virtuous?

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I eat this stuff up. I get juiced when a major secular publication such as The Wall Street Journal leans toward an aspect of biblical truth. The issue? Character. And, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Paul Tough, it turns out it really does count. For several generations now the focus of parenting in America [Read More...]

Dogs At Work Remove Stress

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I’m blaming it on stress. Our family took in a 9-week old yellow Labrador Retriever this week, and I’m attributing our decision to a study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). A research team from VCU found that a great way to handle daily anxiety is by taking your dog to work with you. Less [Read More...]

Does God Have The Power To Change Your Life?

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“Do you really think God can change my life?” I’m asked that question on a weekly basis. People dealing with addictions. People in failing marriages. People struggling with stale, lifeless careers. Men and women. Old and young. Healthy and unhealthy. People want to know if God truly has the power to change lives. [Read more...]

Proving Your Love By Beating Up A Moose

  How do you know you have an enduring marriage to a highly committed mate? When, at 85-years-of-age, she beats up a moose for you. [Read more...]

Focusing On The Heart… Theirs And Ours

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As parents, it’s easy to expend our time and energy keeping our kids clean on the outside. Why we’ve got keep the focus on the heart, and not the dirt on the hands. [Read more...]

Becoming a Palpable Presence in Our Children’s Lives

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Some dads are present sometimes. Some are absent. And then some are palpable presences in their children’s lives. I love how Nathan Miller describes Theodore Roosevelt’s father in his book, Theodore Roosevelt: A Life: No one had a greater influence upon his namesake. By example and instruction, he imbued Theodore, Jr., with a strong sense [Read More...]