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Wisdom (3 of 3): Wonderful Wounds

This devotional for Father’s Day should encourage you. Also, enjoy the video my son put together for his dad:

http://youtu.be/FF3hIh_eXys

For dad only:

Parenting by Grace, not Law

Do you tend to answer your children’s requests with “No!” before you think through a response? Do you blow your stack when things are not done exactly the way you wanted? Do you answer “why” questions with “because I said so”? Do you nag about shutting doors, running in the house, cleaning the room, and similar issues? If yes, you are a law-based parent, not a loving leader.

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Wisdom (2 of 3): Telltale Behavior

For dad only:

Standing on Another’s Shoulders

My brother drove my family and his to the top of Pike’s Peak. I did not enjoy going up or going down, but the view from the top took my breath away (so did the cold wind). Standing on top of the world like that, you quickly forget how you got there. Too many children forget to look down and see who got them to where they are.

The view from the top

Too many of us have grown up in the era of building self-esteem and self-confidence into our children. This … → Read More: Wisdom (2 of 3): Telltale Behavior

Wisdom (1 of 3): Draw It Out

For dad only:

Love Like Adam

While weeping in prayer one day, I asked the Lord how He could have ever loved His disciples. I was burned out, at the bottom, and totally frustrated with people. I did not feel I could love anyone at that moment—even my own children. I saw everyone’s flaws. I could remember every hurt and frustration, see all they had done wrong, and wanted to level the world instead of loving it.

Love like the second Adam

The Lord spoke to me as I grieved before Him. He impressed something like … → Read More: Wisdom (1 of 3): Draw It Out