At Grandparents Day at a local bay area Christian school this week, my wife and I were asked to speak about “Leaving a Legacy.” We did not talk about money, but rather 3 ways to leave a truly lasting legacy… Read More ›
24 Years Ago
A reminder of how a family is impacted for generations when chance, tragedy, fear, faith, and prayer come together, as it did that fateful morning now 24 years ago. ◊ That’s a recent picture of my daughter with her husband… Read More ›
Proverbs 6 – The 7 Deadly Sins?
You may have heard of the 7 Deadly Sins. While these from the Catholic tradition are not specifically laid out in the Bible, the 6th chapter of Proverbs contains a curious list of seven things which God hates, one even… Read More ›
4 Steps to Real Spiritual Freedom
Physical freedom implies that one has been held in physical bondage. Spiritual freedom implies release from spiritual or psychological (non-physical) bondage or captivity. How do we get to real spiritual freedom? ♦ I was speaking to a group of men… Read More ›
A Male Growth Model
What’s the ideal model for male growth and development? Here’s a simple 5-stage model that sets a standard for all men, overlaid with a Biblical twist. ♦ I was reminded this week of the Male Growth Model which I lay… Read More ›
Remember Who You Are?
A fun story of identity impersonation. But then, are we really who we project or want to be? Do we know or remember who we really are? ◊ I once was on a business trip to Southern California and had… Read More ›
Praying for Your Whole Family
Of course we pray for family members to be healthy, happy, and terrific. What about taking our prayers beyond the basics? ◊ As noted in the previous post, how we pray for our children (as well as ourselves) is a… Read More ›
Praying for Your Children
People pray for their children to be happy, safe, and successful. My wife and I eventually learned to pray for God’s intersection into the lives of our children in tangible ways. ◊ The young school girl was devastated when she… Read More ›
Trust in the Lord?
There’s a popular verse in the Bible that encourages one to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” What does that really mean and how does one practice this today in our modern lives? ◊ We’ve all had people… Read More ›
God as Your Father-in-Law
Most of us go into marriage with good intentions but selfish hearts. If you want to change your marriage, spend some time thinking about God as your Father-in-Law. ◊ From a worldly perspective, if you review even a portion of… Read More ›
The Love Chapter in Context
I used to think very differently about the 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians in the Bible. Time and maturity have a way of developing a deeper appreciation of the timeless Word of God. ◊ Of course, many weddings include a… Read More ›
A Good Fathering Prayer
It’s unfortunate that the subject of good and poor fathering is not taught or even discussed much in schools. Who would set the standard? Fortunately, the Bible provides very clear guidance, if not a checklist, for good fathering. ◊ As another… Read More ›