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7 Things to Pray for Your Children

Encourage post from Jon Bloom here about how to pray for your children: 1. That Jesus will call them and no one will hinder them from coming. Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children [...]

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Actors Audition for Dad

Maybe a bit cheesy, but it still struck a chord with this dad:

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My Favorite Prayer My Wife Prays for our Children

Jana prays for our kids a lot, and in a lot of different ways. As a matter of fact, if you came into our kitchen, you would see a set of notecards on the windowsill. Each notecard has a specific characteristic on it – things like courage, faith, purity, gentleness – these are things she [...]

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I Want to Be a Dad who Sings

I’m with you, Trevin: Am I going to be a Dad who sings?  As a kid, I spent a half hour or so every morning in the van with Dad and my younger siblings heading to school. Some of my musical preferences today hark back to the soundtrack of our morning commute. From the guitar-driven [...]

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Busy All the Time

Great post here from Cameron Cole about the epidemic of the over-scheduled family: As a suburban youth pastor in a context where nearly all of my students attend college, I witness every day the madness and fallout from the frenetic, overloaded schedules of these children. Parents feel helpless and trapped in this lifestyle, while kids [...]

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The Love of God is Not Naive

I think sometimes about when our first child was born. They were days of firsts. First cry; first bath; first dirty diaper; first feeding; first sneeze; first outfit. It was amazingly cute at every moment. Pictures were taken to memorialize everyone of those instances and more. And then we went home. Fast forward about 2 [...]

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5 Minutes

“Daddy, can you…” And you can fill in the blank with the rest, can’t you? Color this with me, look at the battle I set up with Lego’s, read me this book… and the list goes on and on. This is the life of the parent; it’s the constant stream of requests without, for the [...]

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18 Things You Won’t Regret Doing with Your Kids

This is a great post from Tim Challies. Click over to read his elaboration on each: 1. Praying with them for them. 2. Reading books to them. 3. Kissing them goodnight. 4. Taking them to church. 5. Taking them out for breakfast. 6. Letting my friends be their friends. 7. Doing family devotions. 8. Disciplining [...]

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A Letter to my 9-year-old Cancer Survivor

Dear Joshua: I know September is just another month in the year to you. It’s not yet Christmas; and it’s not your birthday month. I’m pretty sure Labor Day means little more to you than just one of “those” days when you don’t have to go to school. But it actually means something else to [...]

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A Challenge for the Dads This Football Season

It’s finally here, and I’m not going to lie: I’m excited. Nope, that’s wrong. I’m VERY excited. For months, we have lived in the barren wasteland of sports between the end of the NBA playoffs and the end of August when college football begins. But tonight, many of us dads will settle down in a [...]

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