Do As I Say, Not As I Do

“Children are naturally inclined to learn through observing the actions of others and then imitating those actions.”

“Actions speak louder than words, and it’s no more true than with your kids.”

– Brad Pitt

“Do as I say, not as I do.”

If you are anything like me, the utterance of this phrase will cause an immediate internal reaction akin to the eruption of a long dormant volcano. This type hypocritical statement is something that I will never understand. Unfortunately, it’s a statement I heard several times as a child. Continue reading “Do As I Say, Not As I Do”

Five Practical Ways to Be Intentional

Remember, being a great dad is not always easy. Being intentional is not always easy. But as the saying goes, nothing worth doing is every easy.

Ask any man if he wants to be a great dad or an ok dad and I guarantee that you will never hear a man say he wants to be anything less than a great dad. We want our kids to look back on their childhood with nothing but fond memories. Memories of when we took them out for ice cream, made a fort out of blankets in the living room, taught them how to fish or wrestles on the floor (can you tell I have yet to experience having a daughter).  We want them to remember important life lessons we taught them about compassion, empathy and giving their hearts to God. Continue reading “Five Practical Ways to Be Intentional”

Involvement Today, Impacts Tomorrow

“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

It’s a dad’s job to provide for his family. In scripture, Timothy tells us, But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. I don’t think Timothy could have been any clearer on what God thinks about someone who does not provide for his family. Continue reading “Involvement Today, Impacts Tomorrow”

Show Me Where Your Heart Is

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

I’m the type of man that has to keep a calendar for everything. My wife often laughs at the constant dings she hears from my cell phone calendar reminding me of one thing or another.

I do not like to be late and I hate to forget something important, so everything and I do mean everything is written down.

Recently I was reminded of the old adage, if you want to know what is truly important to someone, all you have to do is look at their checkbook and their calendar. Continue reading “Show Me Where Your Heart Is”