Spiritual Growth

Does God Want Me Near Him After I Sin?
Does God Want Me Near Him After I Sin? John Pate

Dads need grace to help in time of need. But there’s a problem. Our sin keeps us from being able to draw near to God. The Old Testament book of Leviticus presents an amazing truth: God has made a way for even sinful people like us to draw near to God.

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.”

Legacy Lessons from Grandpa Wright
Legacy Lessons from Grandpa Wright Caleb French

As my Grandpa Wright’s ordinary life nears its end, I am struck by the extraordinary legacy of godliness he leaves behind. How? What virtues of Christ were visible in him? Who must I be now, by God’s grace, if I want to reach the end of my life with the same legacy of godliness? Here’s an edifying personal reflection on my grandfather’s life, near its end.

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.