God owns you, and that changes everything! Christ's sacrifice is the only force powerful enough to overcome the thousands of trivial vices that tempt us to waste our fatherhood.
All of us live with limitations. We have health limitations, financial limitations, time limitations, energy limitations, talent limitations, family limitations, house limitations, job limitations, and the list goes on and on.We can try to muscle through our limitations in pride, or we can accept them in humility as good gifts from God.
Dads are human, so dads will constantly fail. The question is how we’ll respond when we fail and how we’ll plan for success in the future. Repentance and forgiveness are God’s tools for restoration.
Journaling can be a key habit for real personal and spiritual stability. It’s built my discipline, enhanced my memories (especially with my children), given me focus, and helped me grow spiritually.
Missing sleep is often a badge of honor, but it may also be a sign of a broken self-image. As creatures, our daily need for sleep can instruct and shape us theologically.
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.
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.”
How would you like a versatile tool that is guaranteed to never wear out and always stay sharp and strong? Chances are you already have it. The question is, are you using it?
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.