What a Little Coaching Will Do

While on a vacation to Gull Lake Ministries I was sitting by the archery range watching a father and son shoot arrows. as the young boy was struggling to hit the target, his dad gave him some pointers and the boy, taking his father’s advice, began hitting the target. His dad then commented, “you see what a little coaching will do for you?” We all need others in our life who are older and wiser and can help point us…

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076 – Five Types of Paternalism

Show Notes Fun Time with Dad: Pressing apples for cider and firing off a black powder canon! In this episode, I talk about five types of paternalism as discussed in the book, When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. While the book primarily looks at helping the poor through missions and other ways, I wanted to look at some of the principles in the book from a parenting perspective. Four Broken Relationships: With God – Poverty of Spiritual…

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075 – World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

Show Notes The Chicago Cubs won the World Series!! I will never get tired of saying that. Last week I blogged about my experience attending Game 3 of the World Series. An unbelievable experience I never dreamed would happen. This week I wrap of the amazing season the Chicago Cubs had in not only getting to, but also winning the World Series. As every other Cubs fan, I am so excited with the Cubs run though the postseason. As we…

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World Series – Game 3

For years I have dreamed of watching the Cubs play in the World Series. Never did I imagine I would have the opportunity to actually attend a game. By the time the Cubs reached the World Series, I just never thought it would work out. However, I entered the postseason lottery to have a chance to be among the fans to buy tickets. After not getting in for the Division Series or League Championship Series, I won the opportunity to…

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Baseball

Baseball is, was and always will be my favorite sport. It’s a sport of precision and strategy and second guessing and human error. It’s a fascinating sport to play and watch. It’s at times relaxing and at times edge of your seat excitement. With the success of the Cubs this season, I’ve been into baseball a lot longer than normal. This blog post is published on October 25, 2016. This is the day of Game 1 of the 2016 World…

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074 – Reap What You Sow

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: I have been enjoying some October baseball with my kids this month. I also give a quick update on the Cubs postseason run. Harvest Time October brings harvest time and the farmers are out picking the crops, there was corn in the field behind our house this year. It is an enjoyable time of the year and I wanted to look at how it relates to parenting. Luke 8:4-15 – The Parable of the…

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What Marriage Is

“It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” These are the words of God from Genesis 2:18. I was recently presented with the opportunity to teach a lesson to our church youth ministry on the subject of marriage. I enjoyed the time to, once again, study the passages from the early chapters of the book of Genesis. Given all the garbage spewed at us from Hollywood and news media,…

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073 – Developing Work Ethic in Your Children

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Producing a lip sync video of “Deeper Than The Holler” for my wife on our anniversary with Nolan. How do you help develop work ethic in your children? Long gone are the days of working on the farm and getting up early to do chores. For many of us, those opportunities aren’t available. In this episode I talk with our son, Alex, about some of the opportunities he’s taken advantage of to develop work…

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072 – Turning the Page

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Playing basketball with my sons. The benefit of having two sons, is that when the older son starts to catch up to you and beat you once in a while, you still have the younger son to beat. Reading Rocks! There are so many benefits to reading. Instilling in your children a love of reading will go far in benefiting them throughout their lives. Even in books that you read for pleasure contains a…

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