By Jeff Strong

It might be difficult for some parents to read through, but here’s a top ten list that I’ve wanted to write for a while. Here are my top ten mistakes Christian parents of teens make: Not spending time with your teen. A lot of parents make the mistake of not spending time with their teens […]


“In the downfall of his neighbor he never rejoices. In the prosperity of any of his fellow creatures he is ready to assist. In destroying the peace of society he takes no pleasure. In serving the Lord he is uncommonly diligent. In sowing discord among his friends and acquaintances he takes no pride. In laboring to promote the cause of Christianity he has not been negligent.”

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How Are You Punctuating Your Life?

By F. W. Emmons, 1873

As you read these two paragraphs, please note that each one is exactly the same, word for word, yet note the differences in meaning caused by the differences in punctuation.  Much in our lives depends on where we put the emphasis or punctuation. (RJ) The Good Man He is an old and experienced man. In […]


When God Created Fathers

By Erma Bombeck

When the good Lord was creating fathers, He started with a tall frame. An angel nearby said, “What kind of father is that? If you’re going to make children so close to the ground, why have you put fathers up so high? He won’t be able to shoot marbles without kneeling, tuck a child in […]


Four Things We Can Learn From God’s Fatherhood

By Dr. Ray Pasuer

Note:  I learned more from Dr. Ray Paseur about Bible study than I did from any other professor, graduate school included.  If those of us who are fathers want to be successful, we would do well to learn about “fatherhood” from our Heavenly Father.  (RJ) God’s Fatherhood Ray Paseur One of the most comforting and […]

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Parenthood Changes Everything

By Alan Smith

Via Alan Smith’s “Thought for the Day”   Yes, parenthood changes everything. But parenthood also changes with each baby. Here are some of the ways having a second and third child differs from having your first: Your Clothes 1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy. 2nd […]