Category Archives: Fathering

The Wonderful Cross: God’s Justice and Righteousness, Part 2

The cross is a statement of God’s righteousness. That’s literally what Paul says in Romans 3:24-25: … the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This … Continue reading

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He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Psalm 47:4 Not all pride is sinful. Today my heart is full; I am proud beyond measure. Our twins have turned sixteen! Today we celebrate sixteen years … Continue reading

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This kid. I have so much fun watching him play the game he loves. Today he was on the mound for the first time in this young season and he was rewarded with results to match all his hard work. … Continue reading

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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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