Friday Finds 12-2-16

Friday Finds 12-2-16 I love December. While it may not be cold enough in Texas for nightly fires, I am enjoying the Christmas tree my family put up this last weekend. I hope that as you enter the hustle of the holiday season, you take time to reflect the birth of our Heavenly Father....

My Advice To Young Parents

My Advice To Young Parents

Becoming a new parent can be downright terrifying. Like many of you, I remember being surprised they actually let me leave the hospital with our baby. I kept telling myself to look confident and defer to my wife when the nurses asked me questions. This post is for men who were just like me.

Raising Kids From Hard Places – How Do You Discipline Them?

Raising Kids From Hard Places – How Do You Discipline Them?

There is a great deal of punitive practice within christian homes that bears the guise of the heart of God. After spending some time last week with Dr. Karyn Purvis, this was the line that stuck out to me the most. Maybe as I unpack what that means, it will hit you hard as well.

What Is Discipline, And Do You Have It?

What Is Discipline, And Do You Have It? I love being busy.  I mean, I don’t love it, but I sure act like I do.  I bet you do too.  We fill our days with frenetic activity, and over-commit our weeks in an effort to be productive – err – important. We understand what it means to live beyond...

Why Run Half-Marathons?

Why Run Half-Marathons?

Anyone who knows me well knows that I REALLY don’t like running. I’ve never understood it. When I run, I don’t “feel his pleasure” (For you Chariots of Fire fans). I feel pain, and lots of it.

Tough Conversations: With Your Child

Tough Conversations:  With Your Child The other night I was tucking my kids into bed. I noticed my oldest had a glowing silly band on his wrist. Knowing that he would play with the bands and not fall asleep, I asked him for them. This is a normal nightly ritual for us. Once I asked for it, though, he saw...