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How You Can Be The Best Grandpa

The Best Grandpa Holding A Baby

What do I owe my grandchildren? Deuteronomy 4:9. Notice the ‘no-nonsense’ tone in these words from Moses – take care, use diligence, don’t be forgetful, or get sidetracked. These indicate the need for a deliberate and purposeful plan for us as husbands/dads/grandpas. “Fail to plan, plan to fail” applies here quite nicely (thank you, Ben Franklin)! Through Moses, the Lord urges us to battle the distractions of our existence and invest our limited energy in the world changers of the future. This is the start of what it means to be the best grandpa.

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Overprotective Parenting Habits

Overprotective Parenting Habits

This is what overprotective parenting habits are doing to your child! A parent’s duty to a child is to give them love, to care for them, and to keep them safe. However, parents in trying to keep kids safe, often go to extreme lengths. This duty can have detrimental effects on the upbringing of a child. 

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“Why Am I Here?”: God’s Perfect Plan for Every Moment

"Why Am I Here?": God's Perfect Plan for Every Moment

God’s perfect plan for every moment extends even to your work. I am a door to door salesman. I work on the road a couple of days a week. As you might expect, I see people from a wide range of life. Most of my customers are older. For me to see them, I have received a mailing from them – a lead. The more organized I am, the more people I can see. 

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When Career Aspirations Overtake Husband Duties

When Career Aspirations Overtake Husband Duties

Career aspirations and husband duties. Balance. That’s a hard concept. We are taught to work hard. My example started early with both parents. A truck driver and a school librarian didn’t make much.

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Talk With Your Children Individually

Talk With Your Children Individually

My daughter (15) is going through a tough time at school. She fancies a boy but is often at odds with him, and has moved friendship groups to be with the “cool girls.” She hasn’t entirely burned her bridges with her old friends, but it’s a trying time for her and us as she struggles with growing up!

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Searching for Opportunities To Serve in Everyday Life

Searching for Opportunities To Serve in Everyday Life

“Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember?” — Mark 8:18.

This scripture has always puzzled me. I do not know how many times Jesus said this. However, it was usually around some point He was making. The implication was not that people were incapable of hearing or seeing. 

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