This is a foundational value we regularly come back to - our home should be a place of joy and enjoyment - even in winter months.
To be honest, I always knew I was going to give my kids Bibles. My wife and I have been intentional about talking about how we will help our kids develop a habit of Bible reading. But I never thought about how important the day we give them their own "real" Bible was a stewardship we were entrusting to them as well.
While I regularly think about investing in terms of finances, the same is true of time. Where I invest my time today could pay dividends years down the road. This is especially true when it comes to...
A moment in time where I felt on top of the world and at the same time uncertain what I was going to do. Being a dad has not only been one of the greatest joys of my life, but also one of the most difficult, character shaping realities.
This is the challenge and tension of relationship: to want to be close to someone without them changing what you do and who you are.
The truth is, if we can teach our kids how to face the things they do not like, we prepare them to experience more out of life. We prepare them to push through the hard things to get to the good things.