Archives for April 2016 | Devotions with Dad

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Mystery (1 of 3): Dissapearing Aunt

For dad only:

The Lightning Rod

While helping homeschool my kids, I learned that my thinking was wrong about electricity. I want to apply it to life in this devotional about contention and fighting in the home. I always thought electricity flowed from positive to negative. Instead, it flows from negative to positive.

Lightning strikes from the ground to the clouds, they tell us, because earth builds up a negative charge which is attracted to the positive charge on the bottom side of the clouds. This negative charge builds up by friction.

Lightning rods, then, or buildings with metal roofs, … → Read More: Mystery (1 of 3): Dissapearing Aunt

Doors to Sin – Making Media Choices (2 of 3)

This devotional discusses video, music, and TV choices children should make. Rusty experiences why he must control his eyes and why he is glad they do … → Read More: Doors to Sin – Making Media Choices (2 of 3)

Initiative (3 of 3)

For DAD Only:

Seven Ways to have Heaven on Earth Deuteronomy 11:21 “That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.” You would love to have Heaven on earth, right? I think every parent longs for that. Some days seem to come from the other place. Do you deal with screaming, fighting kids? Do you get stressed out until you think you will snap? Then you probably need to know the seven secrets of this passage.

… → Read More: Initiative (3 of 3)

Giving to God – Tithes and Offerings for Kids (1 of 3)

Teach your children to give tithes and offerings. We keep our money holy by giving a tenth to support the ministry and an additional amount as offering to … → Read More: Giving to God – Tithes and Offerings for Kids (1 of 3)

Honor All People (3 of 3)

Raise respectable kids who honor others. Christians live their testimony before the world by how they handle conflict and challenges in life. This Rusty story see how Dad has to … → Read More: Honor All People (3 of 3)

Persistence (2 of 3)

For DAD Only:

Are You Game for Child Raising?

Some kids grow up hating work because their dad never teaches them how. Others hate work because they have to do all of it. Although some parents swing to the extreme of never demanding anything from their kids, others fly to the other end of the spectrum by demanding that their kids do everything. The age-old question arises again about whether the family is a team or a dictator-oppressed regime.

We have to think of children in an eternal perspective. We are building a legacy which involves more than getting the … → Read More: Persistence (2 of 3)

Honor the Church (2 of 3)

Children need to know the importance of the church as family. Teach them to love going to church. Also teach them caution about who they hang with and … → Read More: Honor the Church (2 of 3)

Responsibility (1 of 3)

For DAD Only:

Over Worked

Is your wife run ragged being nursemaid and slave to your children? If so, Dad, you’ve not done your job of teaching them to carry their part of the load. Some people have marveled about our “big family” (although personally I do not think five kids constitute a big family). They look at their two children who consume all their energy and say, “I couldn’t imagine having more than two!”

Regarding functionality, the number of children doesn’t matter as long as they know how to work. Workless kids have a worthless future. “The soul of … → Read More: Responsibility (1 of 3)

Honor Mom and Dad (1 of 3)

Teach your children to honor their mom and dad. Build a multi-generational legacy. Sow seeds your grandchildren will benefit from. Invest in them by… … → Read More: Honor Mom and Dad (1 of 3)