Category: Fathers

Dads Still Matter

A friend in the Chicago suburbs sent me this notice today from the owner of a well-known business in that area: “I am writing to let you all know about the passing of my father. In this modern age where men are often the punch line in a bad joke, I’m here to tell you […]

A $45,000 Test of Character

“It’s my attempt to establish a legacy that will last beyond me.” Those words jumped out at me in the following story by John Blake of CNN. Legacy. It’s the part of us that lives in others once we’re gone. We can’t determine our inheritance—what we receive from our parents, culture, schools and churches. That […]

Miracle Within The Miracle

Would I have acted as Joseph did? We’re so familiar with the Christmas story that it’s easy to overlook an essential part of that miracle- Joseph’s amazing response to confusing and embarrassing circumstances. To summarize, the key parts of the story as told in Matt.1: After his fiancée Mary becomes pregnant, Joseph’s first reaction is […]

20 Things 20 Year-olds Don’t Get

I recently posted the results and comments from a George Barna survey regarding the religious affiliation, or lack of it, for the Millennial 20-something generation. My friend, Gentry Gardner, president of Sure Passage, sent me this intriguing follow-up article: 20 Things 20 Year-olds Don’t Get. Far from an aimless rant from some frustrated dad toward […]

This May Describe Your Kids—Or You.

Recent Gallup and Pew Research polls show that for the first time, nearly 20% of Americans describe themselves as having “no religious affiliation”—a 5% jump in the last five years. A significant proportion of these numbers consists of Millennials, those roughly in the 18-29 year old age group. They are the children of many of […]

“You’re Never Going to Be a Looker”

Friends, I’m happy to welcome guest blogger, Jim Hughes, staff member of Peregrine Ministries in Charlotte, NC. It was a telling moment when a BBC sports-caster commented on the newly-crowned women’s Wimbledon champion, Marion Bartoli, “Do you think Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little, ‘You’re never going to be a looker, you’ll never […]

The Impact of a Good Dad

These three girls, Beryl’s and my granddaughters, are terrifically blessed to have this man as their dad. Vince is a great provider, a wonderful husband to my daughter, a car guy, handyman and athlete. He is an irreplaceable member of his family. He’s not only a Tough Mudder, he’s a tender hugger. Clearly Vince has […]