Friday Finds: Sermon Jam, Great Leadership Books, & Transparenting

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Every so often, I share some interesting things I’ve stumbled upon. I typically lump these various blog posts, books, articles, or video clips into these posts I call, “Friday Finds.” Here’s the latest edition. Enjoy. Continue Reading…

Friday Finds: Teaching Kids Theology, Increasing Productivity, & Multi-Ethnic Ministry

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Twice a month, I share some interesting things I’ve stumbled upon. I typically lump these various blog posts, books, articles, or video clips into these posts I call, “Friday Finds.” Here’s the latest edition. Enjoy.

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My Prayer Has Changed For My Kids: Maybe Yours Will Too

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My kids were going to take the world by storm. When they were first born, there was no limit to the vision my wife and I had for them. We weren’t hopeful they would be good kids; we were hopeful they would change the world. And then at some point, something changed. Continue Reading…

Teach Your Kids How To Be Rich: Simple Ideas For Building Generous Hearts

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Let’s face it – money is a taboo topic in families. As parents, we’re not quite sure how to address it with our kids, so many of us simply choose not to. We do this because we either don’t feel qualified, we don’t think it’s important, or because we don’t know what to say on the topic. I think this will help. Continue Reading…

Why Financial Debt Is A Gift For Young Couples

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Many new marriages begin with it. Everyone has their reasons behind how they got it – and how it made sense at the time to go into it – but don’t necessarily know what to do to get rid of it. I’m talking about debt, and how there is a positive aspect of bringing it into a new marriage. Continue Reading…

A Story About Fostering And Adoption That You Rarely Hear

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We all have a God complex. We like to associate ourselves as being the hero in the story. So when people consider becoming foster or adoptive parents, they bring that mindset to the table as well. The problem is, there is only one Savior – and we are not Him. Continue Reading…

What Are You Teaching Your Kids When You’re Not Teaching Your Kids?

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Parenting is humbling. I mean, it sure is easy to stand in front of a group and teach them what is right and true. It’s an entirely different thing to have a “student” with you day in and day out watching to see if you “practice what you preach.” Their life ends up revealing yours. Continue Reading…

Where I’ve Been, And Why This Blog Has Been So Quiet

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It would seem like a reintroduction might be appropriate at this point. After all, it has been over a month since I last wrote a substantive article for this blog. Let me explain why… Continue Reading…

Children Are A Gift: Our Family’s Story

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Two years ago my family was changed forever, and it happened through a simple phone call. A couple of years and two new kids later, it has become our new normal. I’m glad our local TV station was interested to share it with others. Continue Reading…

When It Comes To Your Kids, Are You Aiming Too Low?

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We’ve all heard the stories. It’s the stories parents share in Christmas cards and at cocktail parties. You know, those stories where their child was just elected this or just happened to earn that award. It’s what we parents all do, because we love our kids. But are the stories we’re telling more than we think they are?

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