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The Top 50 Things I Want My Daughter To Know

The Top 50 Things I Want My Daughter To Know

People ask me often for parenting advice. It’s a broad subject, and depending on the age of the children and a host of other factors, my response is always different. Sometimes I tell them what we did, not because we have figured things out or… Continue Reading …

The Top 50 Things I Want My Son to Know

The Top 50 Things I Want My Son To Know

What would you say if you could share the top fifty things you would want your son to take into adulthood? If your son is young, you’re in a great spot to start teaching some of these things. If your son is in his teen… Continue Reading …

The Reason I Stopped Hating My Dad Was Life-Changing

The Reason I Stopped Hating My Dad Was Life-Changing

Every child to varying degrees is treated poorly by a parent. I wish I had another story to tell. Victimization is not okay or straightforward, but it is a fact about the fallout of fallenness. If the child does not know how to process the… Continue Reading …

The Anniversary of the Worst Day of My Life

The Anniversary of the Worst Day of My Life

Two radically different things are knowing God through personal study and experiencing Him in the crucible of suffering. This autobiographical short story briefly walks you through the worst day of my life, the day I met the Lord in the crucible of suffering. Everything changed… Continue Reading …

How to Think about Losing a Family Member through Murder

How to Think About Losing a Family Member Through Murder

On April 18, 1997, I got the call that nobody ever wants to receive. My sister-in-law called to let me know that she killed my brother. I remember writing in my journal that it was a sunny, 67-degree day. It was a perfect day—until that… Continue Reading …

Irritated over What a Person Does Will Keep You from Helping Them

Irritated Over What a Person Does Will Keep You from Helping Them

Have you ever been in a situation with a person who needed your help but could not receive your help because your baggage was so significant that it interfered with what you could have done for the person in need? I’m talking about your hangups… Continue Reading …

I Challenge You To Live 25 Years after You Die: Do You Accept?

I Challenge You to Live 25-Years After You Die Do You Accept?

Our published mission statement is to help people by providing practical tools and ongoing training for effective living. If you ask me, that is what I will tell you. But there is another mission statement I’m more passionate about, and it’s the driving force behind… Continue Reading …

Let Me Tell You about My White Privilege

Some individuals within a specific ethnic group have been guilty of making every person within another ethnic or demographic the same. For example, all whites are the same; all blacks are the same; everyone on the alt-right is the same, as well as those on… Continue Reading …

Enjoying God: My Wife’s Break From a Legalistic Perspective

Enjoying God_ My Wife's Break From a Legalistic Perspective

Do you enjoy God? You know, like a good movie or a nice dinner. After a long day, you’re looking for a pleasant escape into something you enjoy. Is God at the top of your “things I enjoy the most” list? My wife was not… Continue Reading …

The Negative Effect of Fundamentalism On the Soul

The Negative Effect of Fundamentalism On the Soul

Fundamentalism is one slice of Christian evangelicalism. In addition to the fundamentals of the faith, fundamentalists typically hold to strict sub-biblical, ascetic practices. Though they love Jesus and are passionate about following Him, many of them embrace legalistic preferences. The negative effect of this kind… Continue Reading …

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