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Wednesday, 05 October 2016

Crime, racism, sexual exploitation, failing schools and dysfunctional families seem to dominate the news. Throw in a heavy dose of election-year politics and it is easy to get caught up in the shadows at work to stifle the Light in this world.

Jason Riley, author of “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed”, recently wrote about the Republican candidate venturing into the inner cities ...read on

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Confusion is rampant around sexuality and what healthy relationship looks like. As men, we must accept responsibility for the status quo because we have been passive toward a scheme designed to distract us, destroy marriages and is now aggressively going after our kids. It is pornography. We have been charged as husbands to reflect the standard for healthy relationship in marriage. As dads, we are to pass it on by example to the next generation. This is a call to BATTLE, for dads to rebuke and purge this scheme for the sake of the next generation.

Facts about pornography:

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

He was playing golf on a Saturday morning again. It was business. On the 13th hole, already four hours into the round he was busted. Work required a good bit of travel and customer interaction but at that moment as a young father he realized that he was consistently compromising time with his family for the sake of his career.

Man can be selfish. Words like “competitive” or “driven” put a nice spin on it but ...read on

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A disciple is a follower who in turn has a following. A personal follower of Jesus the Christ was called a disciple and he in turn had a following as he carried forward all that had been learned from the Teacher. Dads are disciples. We typically follow our dad or father-figure’s example and carry forward what has been learned into our own fathering journey.

The difference between the original disciples and dads is ...read on

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016

It seems ironic that Labor Day is a holiday for most Americans. Labor Day was established as a federal holiday in 1894 to celebrate the work ethic of Americans across all industries and their contributions to the U.S. economy. And it gave workers a well-earned day off. Today there are nine federal holidays giving folks almost two weeks off in addition to vacation time. A person would think that job satisfaction would be at an all-time high. However, today over half of Americans, 52.3% are unhappy at work per the Conference Board, a New York-based research group. This compares to nearly two-thirds of Americans liking their job just three decades ago. Is Labor Day about celebrating good work ethic and contributions to the economy or just enjoying a 3-day weekend?

Labor days number 365 a year on the cattle ranch. Starting the ...read on

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

We have heard a lot about what matters lately. There is a group getting a lot of press conveying how black lives matter. An opposing group showed up at a rally to get their message out that white lives matter. Then there are the folks out there stating the obvious that all lives matter. Maybe they are trying to give voice to the millions of unborn of all colors that do not get to voice what matters to them.

What matters is ...read on

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Is there any greater feeling than your young daughter running outside to greet you after a long day saying, “Up-hug Daddy, up-hug!”? Or being challenged to a wrestling match by your boys immediately upon walking through the door? These are what I call glimpses of God’s glory in this life, the blessing of children, of marriage and family.

The glimpses can get lost in the burden of raising children. The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s latest annual “Cost of Raising a Child” report documented the average cost to be ...read on

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

He thought he had marriage figured out. After all, with five divorces in his family he had seen good examples of how not to do marriage. The reason for the divorce always seemed to come down to one or two issues - finances and sexual incompatibility. The young man surmised he could manage those two issues – he would complete his education and get a good job to provide well for his family; and he would live with his girlfriend a year or so to ensure they were compatible. It was a good plan until ... read on

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

All was not proceeding as anticipated. He had been overlooked, bypassed for a promotion again! Thoughts that maybe he was with the wrong company began to percolate as his career floundered. In a discussion with his manager, it was suggested that his perspective was skewed by ambition. The ambition was seen as a positive quality but the manager encouraged him to be patient and focus on the job in front of him. He was assured all would work out.

In his drive for success ...read on

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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Over the last several weeks we have discussed “news being news because it’s news” and how noisy it is getting in the world with the election year in full swing, the polarization of politics, media sensationalism and the stirring up of issues with an agenda to divide our society.

We know that the devil thrives on chaos and division. We also know that he cannot stand ...read on

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