Being a dad is one of the greatest joys of my life. I get to see my children grow, develop, and learn. It is exciting to walk with them, talk with them, and live life with them as I get to see life through their eyes. So often they see things differently than I do or in a way that I have not seen it for sometime.

It’s funny as you grow older it’s easy to become cynical or just apathetic to the everyday joys of life. Which is actually one of the greatest fears of mine as a parent. What if my kids grow apathetic or cynical in important things in life? What if they grow cold toward people? Relationships? Truth? The gospel of Jesus Christ?

These fears and concerns give rise to an important question as the leader of my home. How can my wife and I create a home that not only fosters real relationships with God and one another, but one that even doubters, seekers, and prodigals would want to come to? In answer to that question comes Jim Putnam’s article “Creating An Ideal Home That Your Prodigal Will Find Hard to Leave, But Easy to Come Back to“.

Read the article, you will not regret it. And as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s Day.

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