Some Father’s Day Articles

This Sunday we celebrate Father's Day. Here are some of my reflections on fatherhood from past years: What Dad Taught Me: 5 Invaluable Principles I Use Every Day: Dad was a blue-collar guy, a licensed plumber, who has always been known for the quality of his work. It wasn’t the specific job he did but the way Dad carried himself that taught me the most about life, about manhood, and about living out the gospel. These five lessons are ones I’ve adopted as I seek to honor the Lord with my life. It's Never Too Late To Become a Great Dad - Interview with Jim Daly The president of Focus on the Family talks about his own tumultuous childhood and makes the case that men can become good fathers in their own generation, despite their upbringing. Ten Things Nobody Tells You About Becoming a Dad This is my most popular blog post, written a few...

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Passing the Faith Along

Here is a post I wrote for Green Hill Church on parenting as discipleship. A few tips for passing the faith along: Remember we do this in community. We don’t parent in isolation, we parent in community with the body of Christ in our local church. The church is there to equip, strengthen, and resource parents. And parents should learn, grow, confess, repent, and laugh together as they raise their children to love Jesus. Rely on the Spirit of God. This job of parenting is bigger than we can handle. This is why we need Holy Spirit power and wisdom. Doing it alone will lead us to burn out or give up on the enterprise all together. Resources are our friends. There are many, incredible resources out there that make this job of passing the faith along that much easier. In a follow up blog post, I will highlight a few that have...

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When you stop saying “Thank You”

Many years ago, a writing mentor counseled me with words I'll never forget: "Dan, no matter how far you get in your career, always say 'Thank you' every time someone offers you an opportunity to write." I've never forgotten that advice. Maybe its because my mother taught me--no she actually insisted (you know how mothers can insist with some power)--that I always say thank you. It became a habit of mine, whether through notes or verbal expression or, now, through texts or emails. It's a simple thing, really, to say "Thank you." I've noticed, however, that ingratitude is often the first sign of a troubled heart. When I stop saying "thank you" I know that sin has overcome me. And it seems this is what Paul is getting at in Romans. He says: For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile...

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The Way Home Episode 30 featuring Chad Harrington and Jason Houser

Today I am glad to be joined by the authors of a great new book, Dedicated, Training Your Kids to Trust and Follow Jesus. Jason Houser is the founder of Seeds Family Worship Ministry and is a family pastor in Twin Falls, Idaho. Chad Harrington is writer in Nashville, TN. Listen to this week's episode [powerpress] Show Notes: Jason Houser on Twitter: @housermania1 Chad Harrington on Twitter: @chadredart On the podcast I mentioned our resource, The Weekly. This is a weekly email newsletter, written by our staff, that curates the most important news stories and offers some brief explanation. Most of us are incredibly busy with our families and our jobs and don’t time to digest the news from a distinctly Christian worldview. The Weekly is a quick, but informative read that will show up in your inbox every week. You will want to sign up for this email. ...

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