John Pate

Stop Trying to Be a Good Dad
Stop Trying to Be a Good Dad John Pate

What does it mean to be a good dad? And should being good be our goal? In the story of the rich young official in Luke 18, Jesus helps to clear up some misunderstanding surrounding that little word, “good.”

The First 30 Seconds of Your Day
The First 30 Seconds of Your Day John Pate

It’s easy for dads to roll out of bed and stumble toward the mountain of tasks and problems that await us without asking our heavenly Father for help. But, amazingly, He invites us to start our day with a heart-felt morning cry.

Have These Household Items Become Household Idols?
Have These Household Items Become Household Idols? John Pate

When the pressures and uncertainties of family life begin to mount, it is all too easy to look to regular household items to do what only God can do. Here are two household items that can easily become idols. How can we return these “household idols” back to their proper place?

Searching for Wisdom in 2022
Searching for Wisdom in 2022 John Pate

In the barrage of information, voices, and opinions coming your way in 2022, how are you going to find true wisdom? Brett McCracken’s The Wisdom Pyramid provides a paradigm that can help orient your heart and mind this year toward God and His wisdom.

How Do I Delight in God’s Word?
How Do I Delight in God’s Word? John Pate

Believing dads love their Bibles. All too often, however, other appetites displace our delight in God’s Word. In this article, we’ll take a look at a psalm devoted to the topic of delight and ask, “How do we grow our delight in God’s Word?” Psalm 1 provides a three-part blueprint for dads who love the Bible but want to love it more.

Who Is Love?—And Do You Know Him
Who Is Love?—And Do You Know Him John Pate

When we try to love our families and fall short, maybe it’s time to look elsewhere. Where can we find a true, reliable source of love? The Bible tells us that there is only one person who can enable us to love our children. This article takes a closer look at Him and His amazing love for our families.