“Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others’ joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief]” – Romans 12:15 AMP
I try and always be mindful of life lessons that I want to make sure I impart to my children. Not just practical things such as how to change the oil in a car or dinner table manners but deeper spiritual things.
The other day while studying Romans, the Lord brought one of those life lessons to my mind.
Let me explain. Continue reading “A Lesson for My Children: True Empathy”
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” ~ Romans 8:14-15
Relationships are the most valuable currency we have. Life is about connection. It’s about establishing trust. Nowhere is this connection and trust more important than with our family and friends.
But for many men, this connection of trust can be hard. It’s not because they don’t want those connections, it’s not that they don’t want to trust people but because of the hurts and heartaches that they have suffered, they’ve built walls around their hearts. Continue reading “Prison’s of Our Own Making”
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
– Proverbs 18:21
For those of you who follow An Every Day Dad, you know that I’m been absent over the past year. I took the time off to focus more on my family and to put more action behind the things that God has shown me about being a husband and father.
At least that was my intent.
Continue reading “Speak Blessings Over Your Family”
“Preach Christ continually…”
There is a quote by Francis Assisi that I have always loved, it says, “Preach Christ continually and when necessary use words.” At no time in life has this quote become more poignant then since I have become a father and a husband. Too often my go-to for conveying changes or desires that I think are necessary for my family to draw closer to Christ has been through my words but sadly my actions haven’t always matched up. Continue reading “Gospel and Life Entwined”
“Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday.”
It finally happened. The day that only a year ago seemed so far off. The day that caused me to feel pride and anxiety for the future all at the same time. Continue reading “Yesterday Is Gone”
“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt
When I first found out I was going to be a dad, I began to dream about all the things I wanted to teach my son. What I had not prepared for were all the things my son would teach me. Continue reading “The Student Becomes the Teacher”
“My dad was Superman to me, and in my mind he always will be.”
A child goes through many transitions in the first 12-months of their life. Most of those transitions will involve their mom, as a baby naturally relies on her for most of his or her needs. For a dad, it can be hard at times to look at the bond building between mother and child in that first year and not feel a little pang of jealousy. Continue reading “From “Not the Momma” to Superman”