I’m Not a Good Christian

I’m Not a Good Christian

Have you ever had someone attempt to use the Bible against you in a harmful way? Perhaps to call you out on your faith? It’s my experience that many times when someone attempts to use Scripture as a weapon, they don’t have a good understanding of it in the first...
One Man Sharpens Another

One Man Sharpens Another

Some time ago, I realized that my father-in-law has told me that he loves me more in a few months than my own father told me in 40 years. You know what? It’s still a little weird—but I’m getting used to it! We may not always show it, but men want to be affirmed, they...
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...