Overcoming Unforgiveness

Overcoming Unforgiveness

I once heard a story of how cattle ranchers out west must go down to the watering holes on cold mornings to chip away any ice that may have accumulated over night. Just a few pokes here and there quickly break up the ice and allows the animals to drink. What do you...
I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine

A few weeks ago, I attended an annual Summit for Fatherhood ministry leaders in the Northwest corner of Georgia—a beautiful establishment and setting! This was my fourth visit to the Summit in the past five years, so I know it well. I will say, however, the first...
Tithe Your Time

Tithe Your Time

I’ve often said there are two things single parents are short on: time and money. Somehow though, a single father or single mother has an uncanny ability to make dollars stretch further and find a way to do the work of two people in half the time. True as that may be,...
Christmas, Single Parents, and Immanuel

Christmas, Single Parents, and Immanuel

Christmas. Many of us think of it as a time of celebration of our Lord’s birth; a time of joy, creating and reliving childhood memories; music, family, food, and holiday cheer. This is the one season that seems almost magical- the most wonderful time of the year. For...
3 Ways to Defuse an Argument Before it Starts

3 Ways to Defuse an Argument Before it Starts

  I wish I could tell you how many times in my life I have stuck my foot in my mouth and said something to someone else before thinking—using words I did not mean just to gain an advantage in an argument. I wish I had a more solid foundation in those times and perhaps...
Single Dad, You Can Still Be “Dad”!

Single Dad, You Can Still Be “Dad”!

Single dad doesn’t always mean you will have your kids full time—and even if you are their primary caregiver, there are still bound to be times when you are apart from each other for longer periods of time. I once had a new single father describe being away from his...