Category Archives: Fathering

The Boot

Six weeks ago, this girl had surgery on her foot. Her recovery hasn’t been easy — in fact, it’s been pretty rough. She slept on the couch for the first few days as we tried to manage her pain. But … Continue reading

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Strong and Courageous

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. — Joshua 1:9 Being his father has produced lots of “proud” … Continue reading

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God’s Own Heart: Token

So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. There was no sword in the hand of David. Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his … Continue reading

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God’s Own Heart: Jesse

I’ve been studying the life of David lately and I’ve decided to do a series about him entitled, “God’s Own Heart.” For the past few years, I’ve been struck by something as I read the Bible: I have a hard … Continue reading

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Things I Want to Remember, Vol. 29: Andrew McCutchen and Maroon 5

Proud parenting moment: I’m watching the Cardinals / Pirates game tonight and my 11-year old daughter walks into the room and immediately says, “Isn’t that Andrew McCutchen?” Why, yes. Yes it is, sweetie. Keep in mind that in years gone … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Tonight was a really special night for our church family. Our 4th and 5th grade boys led our evening worship service. At Mayfair, our young men spend a few months working through a Leadership Training class on Wednesday nights, learning … Continue reading

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They Will Remember

Twenty-seven years ago today, at the age of forty-six, my father passed away. I was ten years old at the time and, needless to say, his passing was one of the two or three most profoundly defining moments of my … Continue reading

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