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How to Handle Your Responsibilities as a Father

Your Responsibilities as a Father

Our son experienced substantial emotional fall-out during the end of his baseball game last night. He’s a sensitive child as it is, but when things are starting to turn bad, they can spiral so quickly. As a father, it’s my job to try and pick up the pieces and encourage him to get back on his feet. Easier said than done most of the time.

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Let’s Not Compare Sandcastles

Let's Not Compare Sandcastles

This past weekend I got the opportunity to travel to Ogallala, Nebraska to attend the wedding of a longtime friend and her new husband. My wife and I went with two of the best people we know.

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How Can I Find My Identity?

 

How Can I Find My Identity?

How can I find my identity? When the judge slammed that gavel down, I knew my life would never be the same. I was a convicted felon, a sex offender, and a youth leader gone rogue. I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders.

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Overcoming Passivity | The Genesis Effect

Overcoming Passivity | The Genesis Effect

“An oldie, but a goodie.” “Tried and true.” When you read these sentences, you may think of music, sports, or a home remedy. I want to ask that you look at applying them to another aspect of your life — your marriage. How are you overcoming passivity?

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Dealing With Pain | The Christian Response

Dealing With Pain | The Christian Response

Dealing with pain. How do we handle it? How do we process it or sometimes, come to terms with it? There are lots of different techniques and thoughts around the subject, probably as many as there are different types of pain itself.

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How to Have Faith Even When God Says No

Today, we’ll look at how sometimes God says no or “not yet.” Saturday mornings are an excellent time for my daughter to bond as we cook breakfast together. She’s only two years old, so she is usually regulated to grabbing utensils and staring at me while I cook everything. She’s also on duty to make sure the cats don’t get too close and eat the cooked food we take out.

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