Category Archives: Parenting

A Father’s Love

In The Secrets Men Keep, Ken Druck and James Simmons reveal six major secrets men have.

Topping the list is that “men secretly yearn for their father’s love and approval.” Whether consciously or subconsciously this desire is a driving force behind many men trying to prove themselves. The authors offer this observation. Continue reading


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A Passage To Ponder: Deuteronomy 6:4-9

This week Norma Jean and I are in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a lovely city in the Northwest part of the state known for its water sports on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Sunday, we were blessed to worship with the Coeur d’Alene church. Due to “social distancing,” our interactions with the brethren were brief, but we felt welcomed and enjoyed our time of fellowship together.

Their preacher, Steven Findley, presented a fine lesson from Deuteronomy 6, one of my favorite texts. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Parenting

For the past four weeks, Norma Jean and I have been living and working with the church in Madrid, Iowa.

In addition to preaching each Sunday and working with their fine young preacher, Stefan Richardson, the shepherds asked me to teach some classes on Parenting. Our theme has been Parenting with Purpose. Continue reading

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Murphy’s Laws of Parenting

 Murphy's law of parenting

You remember Murphy? And his laws?

The “original” corollary, at least according to one web site reads: “If there are two or more ways to do something, and one of those ways can result in a catastrophe, then someone will do it.”

More popularly Murphy’s law has been condensed simply to “whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.”    Murphy also said, “Left to themselves things always go from bad to worse.” Continue reading

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