084 – Point of Significance

Show Notes Fun Times for Dad: Experiencing Cubs Spring Training with the G6. We had an epic trip to Arizona taking in a round of golf, a hike up Pinnacle Peak and Cubs baseball! I was also reminded that I love warm weather. ๐Ÿ™‚ Point of Significance Have you ever wondered what is significant about what you do and how you spend your time? Do you ever think about your purpose? I do. I put pen to paper and thought…

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083 – Avoiding Child-Centered Parenting

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Purdue/Indiana basketball rivalry and shamrock shakes! Parenting toddlers is challenging but we need to be consistent and firm during these years. Your “no” should mean “no”. It should not mean to ask until I say “yes”. This episode focuses on the danger of child-centered parenting and goes through the example of Cain. Child-Centered Parenting: Leads to the Parents’ Shame (Proverbs 29:15) Feeds Self-Destructive Lifestyles (1 Samuel 2:29 Is an Abdication of God-given Authority and…

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082 – Where Should We Send Our Kids to School

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Taking Emma to see the murder mystery, The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, on a Daddy/Daughter Date. What School Should We Send Our Kids To? There are many options when it comes to schooling your children. It can be difficult to decide what to do and each situation is different. From public school to Christian school to private school to home school, each option has pros and cons. There is no shortage of opinions out…

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081 – Why We Yell At Our Kids

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Taking Nolan to the Pacers/Pelicans game, his first NBA game. I would yell at our kids on occasion. It seemed like I did more when they were young than I do now. I think it has changed because they have gotten older but more because I have matured. It’s not something I’m proud of but I thought through some of the reasons I would yell at the kids and I share those in this…

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080 – In Case of Death, Seek Advice

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Nolan helped me a little bit while working on a problem with our dryer. Death is not a fun topic to discuss. It’s not enjoyable to consider the death of your spouse or leaving your spouse behind. However, it can be very helpful to your spouse to have everything in order in case you do die unexpectedly. Dealing with death is bad enough without having a plan in place. Being prepared, just in case,…

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079 – Serve, Give, Build

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Enjoying Christmas Day with the family and teaching the kids to play euchre. What’s Up in 2017? I need 2017 to be less about myself. In this podcast episode I point out three things I want to strive to do better with in 2017: Serve the Lord Give Generously Build up Others Serve the Lord I found some scripture that resonated with me while doing my morning devotions recently. โ€œAnd now, Israel, what does…

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Crisis Averted

โ€œFire!โ€ The word you are hoping to never hear yelled in your home. There indeed was a fire. It was Christmas Eve, 2016. My kids and I were getting our lunch together in the kitchen. Nolan had his heating up in the microwave, Emma was looking in the pantry and I was looking in the cupboard for a plate to warm my meal. Suddenly, I smelled something smokey and thought it might be the decorative candle on the counter but…

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078 – A Look at 2016

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Taking a Family day in Indianapolis and going to see Rogue One at the IMAX theater. I review the top episodes of 2016 in this podcast episode and look ahead to 2017. Top Five Episodes of 2016: Using Spanking in Discipline First Time Obedience Sixty Years for Stefffen’s Jewelry Desperate Parenting with Brad Bigney Dealing with Domestic Abuse 2016 was another great year of podcasting. Thank you to all the faithful listeners. I hope…

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Focusing on Christmas

Christmas starts early at our house. We get the tree up around Thanksgiving and start up the Christmas music in our home. We line up the Christmas movies so we can get through them all before December 25th. We ring the bell for the Salvation Army, flip open the Advent calendar and attend Christmas parties. December is a fun month in our family. Through the month we need to make sure to focus on the “Reason for the Season.” It’s…

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077 – Three Reasons to Gift an Experience

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Hanging up theย  outdoor Christmas lights with the boys. Give the gift of an experience instead of stuff. Over the past few years, we’ve gotten tickets to some shows like A Christmas Carol and Mary Poppins and built a family day around it. Most stuff has a short shelf life or wears out or becomes obsolete and many times, an experience will offer so much more to the recipient. Three Reasons to Gift and…

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