Archives for March 2015 | Devotions with Dad

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Low Down Lying (2 of 3)

For DAD Only:

How to Make a Liar

I remember when one of my children developed a professional knack for lying. I was sure he’d been trained by a top politician. I couldn’t figure out why he was doing this or where he had learned it. And how could he do this to me without a twinge of conscience about it?

Then I read a piece of advice from Susannah Wesley, mother of nineteen children. She has sixteen great tips on child raising. I guess it stands to reason that however many children you have, that’s how many philosophies you … → Read More: Low Down Lying (2 of 3)

The Lying Trap (1 of 3)

For DAD Only:

An Honest Moment

“[The devil] abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)

I told a big lie. At the church school, someone made me really mad. I rushed out the front door of the church onto the sidewalk. In my rage, I saw a couple of bricks on the ground, picked one up, and threw it at the other. It glanced off and smacked the bottom of one of the … → Read More: The Lying Trap (1 of 3)

Sibling Love (3 of 3): Rescue

For dad only:

Stay Close

When the Apostle Paul left town, his children were turned against him. Some self-promoting leaders came into the assembly and bullied the people into following them. They managed to persuade the church that Paul was really not that great of a leader. They pointed out Paul’s weaknesses, criticized his flaws, and ridiculed his moral teachings.

I have seen the same thing happen with children and their dads. I remember when I was a kid, one church boy said to me, “Man, what is up with your dad? He like…” and blah-blah-blah this, and blah-blah-blah … → Read More: Sibling Love (3 of 3): Rescue