June 18, 2019

Disruption is a buzz phrase you’ll hear in almost any industry. There’s just no escaping it. Interestingly, though, in a culture that seems to be continually resisting Jesus, disruption is quite aligned with his teaching and really is a significant attribute of refining life, on purpose. You see, Jesus was the most disruptive individual in all of history. Further, he told and showed us that we must be in a state of continually disrupting of ourselves. As a matter of… Read more

June 14, 2019

Father’s Day is this Sunday! I have a hard word for dads all over. We all have something in common, all of us will leave a legacy to our children. Will it be a godly legacy or a legacy of disaster? That’s up to you. Listen to today’s message if you want to learn how you can leave a legacy that will bless your families for generations to come. (more…) Read more

June 13, 2019

The American family structure has been changing for decades. While this has brought about a lot of positive results, it has also led to the blurring of traditional gender roles. With more women getting jobs outside the home and bringing home bigger paychecks, men have had to adapt and find new fatherhood roles. In a society such as ours where it seems that fatherhood and masculinity are under constant attack, it’s easy for dads to feel that their roles don’t… Read more

June 12, 2019

LaMar Gramling was the oldest boy of a rural Indiana family that included four siblings. He passed away while I was in my mid-twenties, at the one time in our lives when I was half his age. If you were to ask most people who knew him, they would probably first tell you about LaMar’s beard, which rivaled those of ZZ Top and would embarrass today’s most “fashionable” chins. Next, they’d likely convey his (more…) Read more

June 11, 2019

MY FATHER LEFT A HOLE! I met my father when I was five years old. What a memorable day it was! Over fifty years later, I’m still living off of those precious moments. Taking in the sound of his voice, feeling the strength of his embrace, and the joy of sitting on his lap made me long for more of the same. (more…) Read more

June 10, 2019

My name is Ted Thevaos. In 2001, I was serving as the youth pastor of Destiny Church and sitting at my office desk when I received a phone call from my mother. She called with sad news! My grandmother’s health had declined significantly and she was near death. She’d been suffering with Alzheimer’s for over seven years up until this point. Immediately, I told my mother that I wanted to travel with my father to be with him and my… Read more

June 7, 2019

How Best to Raise a Daughter by Amalie Jahn. I can never walk into the lumber section of a big box hardware store without thinking of my dad, mainly because the aroma of aftershave and sawdust call to mind so many of my fondest childhood memories. You see, upon hearing the news that his wife was expecting, my dad, (like most fathers, if they’re being honest) was thrilled by the prospect of raising a son. A man’s man, reared solely… Read more

June 6, 2019

Innocence can be gone before you know it was ever there. I would be years discovering the likeness I shared with my father. He wasn’t there the day I parted the atmosphere of this world but, his DNA was. He showed up when I was five, after I had already noticed the life other kids were having with their dads. And, feeling the absence and emptiness of something I couldn’t understand. Where would I get the vocabulary to define the… Read more

June 5, 2019

Being a dad is awesome! But if you approach it as one more thing on your to do list, I can guarantee that it will not be very fun for you. Your job as a father is to nurture your children and to help them reach their fullest potential. Give me 10 minutes and 45 seconds of your time and I will explain how. (more…) Read more

June 4, 2019

This is the true story of a dad who learned a hard lesson about how important his relationship to his children was. This father was a bright, innovative young EXECUTIVE who quickly climbed the corporate ladder of SUCCESS. He, along with his wife and two boys, lived in a nice (more…) Read more

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