099 – Angry Children

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Hanging out with Alex at Purdue enjoying chili dogs, football and campus. What is an Angry Child? Children who are habitually oppositional and defiant. Low frustration tolerance Throw Tantrums consistently Dealing with Angry Children 1. Search your own Heart 2. Aim for their heart – vertical rather than horizontal focus What specifically does my child desire, want, fear, or believe in this moment? What specifically is my child not believing about God’s character, actions,…

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098 – When Your Identity is in Your Kids

Show Notes Anniversary Date: Instead of the “Fun Times with Dad” segment, I talk about the anniversary date my wife and I took to Chicago — Michigan Avenues, Les Miserables and Wrigleyville! We celebrated 20 years in September. Identity As believers, our identity should be in Christ. As humans, that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes, as parents, we put our identity in our kids, because, you know…life. In his book, Parenting, Paul David Tripp shares five indications to know if we…

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How to Manage One Day at Universal Studios

We spent a day at Universal Studios: Islands of Adventure on the way home from vacationing in Florida. Orlando was three hours away from where we were staying so we left at 6:00 to try to get there around 9:00 when it opened for the day. We had a successful day but I wanted to share some tips for travelers who may be doing a theme park similar to what we did. 1. Account for Time Waiting to Get into…

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Dealing with Disruptions

There was a story about a load of 12,000 jars of mayonnaise that was on the Titanic en route to Mexico. You know how they love their mayonnaise in Mexico! So when the ship sank, it took all 12,000 jars of mayonnaise with it. The Mexicans were so distraught over the loss that they dedicated a day of mourning over this event. We now know it as “Sinko de Mayo”. Of course this isn’t a true story. However, it made…

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Miles on the Journey

250,000 Miles My Malibu hit 250,000 miles on Oct 24 at 8:48 am CST. I was driving to work into West Lafayette from Lafayette after a morning dentist appointment. I remember when I was younger and 100,000 was a big deal. This Malibu has had only two owners, my Grandma and me. It had less than 40,000 miles on it when I bought it from her. The vast majority of the miles are those traveled the 43.2 miles to work…

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Take Off – Adventures of a Missionary Pilot (part 4 of 4)

Explosion While operating in Ecuador Forrest had an experience where he had just flown in from a village with a radio operator and his family. This family needed to be in Quito. He flew them there and landed at the international airport. He dropped them off and then stayed the night. This happened to be during August when the winds are particularly more violent. They call them the “Winds of San Juan.” So, he waited to take off when the…

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Take Off – Adventures of a Missionary Pilot (part 3 of 4)

Ignited Were you ever scared? “One time we were out in the jungle where we had a stash of fuel. We paid someone to watch it and there is a shelter there for barrels of fuel to be stored at this location. We were in need of about a ½ barrel of fuel to make the flight back to the center.” The guy working there rolled a barrel out to the plane and uncapped it. Forrest was out on the…

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Take Off – Adventures of a Missionary Pilot (part 2 of 4)

Serving in South America Forrest’s missionary experiences took him to Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. They spent time in Peru studying Spanish and preparing for his first term which was in Ecuador where he had the encounters with the Auca Indians. You might remember the story of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Roger Youdarian, and Peter Fleming who were killed by the Auca’s in 1956. The majority of his time, 15 years, was spent in Colombia. Having a young family…

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Derek Jeter – The Captain

With all of the negative publicity on athletes these days, it’s refreshing to have a story about a guy like Jeter. I’m sure he was no saint but compared to recent stories of other athletes, he almost seems to be. Jeter was a solid player over his 20 year career. If you include all of his postseason games, you could add another year to his career. In 16 post-season appearances, Jeter played in 158 games. A normal regular season is…

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Just Let Me Sing

Music is one of my most favorite things that God created. Isn’t it amazing how a song can take you to another place in time? Music can change your mood. Music warm your heart. It can soften your soul and pump you up. It can make you laugh or make you cry. It can bring you a memory of days gone by. Wow…those could almost be song lyrics! Great Uncle Ralph My grandma’s brother Ralph had alzeimer’s. It was pretty…

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