Rudeness | Devotions with Dad

Love is Politeness (5 of 14)

Should a child’s peers develop their character? Does social conformity make strong citizens? You endanger your children by letting peers influence their values and decisions because … → Read More: Love is Politeness (5 of 14)

New Year’s

For DAD Only:

What’s the Good Word?

“You idiot! Can’t you get anything right?”

Does that sound like a drill sergeant? A control-freak boss? How about an exasperated dad? Words can wound like war shrapnel. Not only have you and I experienced destructive words, we’ve said them.

I still remember losing my cool with that bill collector about a decade ago. He kept calling, trying to get me to pay a bill I didn’t owe. After I unloaded both barrels of my opinion on him, I looked up to see my wife’s jaw drop.

Of course, we dads never let … → Read More: New Year’s

Be responsible

For DAD Only:

Father’s Little Dividend

Do you have an IRA, a 401k, or a mutual fund? If so, perhaps you will be financially secure some day–especially once your children stop spending all your money on shoes and dental work (and then auto repairs and college fees). However, you can get a better ROI than from any of the above mentioned opportunities. (ROI means either “return on investment” or “really outrageous income” but I can’t remember which.)

There is a field of speculation which opens a wide zone of risk, worry, and potential disappointment. Yet a most rewarding ROI. No, … → Read More: Be responsible

Self? Ish! (2 of 3)

Now one enjoys being around selfish people. Their world gets smaller and smaller. Examine your life. Are your children exhibiting selfishness they have learned from you? If not, where did they learn it? Teach them to overcome selfishness by … → Read More: Self? Ish! (2 of 3)