Diligence | Devotions with Dad

Hard Work (1 of 2)

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Teaching Kids to Work

I have seen my kids go outside, build a tree fort, and dig a small pond—all in half the time it took them to vacuum the living room. There is no question that kids have the ability to work. How well they work, however, depends on how we give them jobs to do. Most of us give up saying, “I gave them a job to do, but I don’t know why they work so slow and sloppy.” Ah, we have encountered slothfulness. A slothful person doesn’t care. Most children today are … → Read More: Hard Work (1 of 2)

Digging for Value (2 of 4)

Have you ever felt like parenting was beyond your reach? Not all of it of course, but some things you do not know how to say or what to do. That is when you resort to the secret weapon of … → Read More: Digging for Value (2 of 4)

Farm (2 of 3)

For dad only: Cultivate Your Children

You may regret is sending your child off to college to learn how to make money. For one thing, college is a dangerous moral climate, but that is not what I am speaking of in this family devotional on developing character in children. The very idea of living to make money is so shallow it should make you shudder.

Live for more than money

If your son goes off to college thinking he will be happy once he has a career and good income, you are setting him up for disappointment. I talked with … → Read More: Farm (2 of 3)