Some Advice for Dads (and moms) with Sons

A father’s relationship with his son involves a growing, mutual trust that culminates in a gradual transference of responsibility and privilege.  My son is 18 years old, a senior in high school, and is making decisions right now that will significantly shape his future. I’ve essentially completed the season of “raising” kids and transitioned into the season of “releasing” them.  I loved raising my kids. I mean, I really loved it. My wife and I have incredible memories of the joys, the lessons, the laughter, the songs, and the wonder of those… Read More

Men of Prayer

Men of God are men of prayer. You can’t be one without the other.  Daniel had a routine of kneeling to pray three times every day.  Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness to pray.  David prayed morning noon and night, and one passage says he prayed seven times a day.  I was reading this morning the stories of David’s mighty men in 2 Samuel 23, and the imagery of prayer seemed to be obvious in their stories.  It says of one man… He rose and struck down the Philistines until his hand… Read More