Serving as a Family in a Self-Centered Culture

What does it mean to be a servant to others and how do we as a family serve others?

In today’s society, servant-hood seems to be a lost word and it is lost on many people. The idea of true servant-hood is one of sacrifice and putting others before yourself. It is contrary to our culture.

How does a parent instill a Christ-like attitude of servant-hood in our children when all they are exposed to in our culture is a selfish, instant gratification attitude?

Thinking Back to When We Were Expecting Our First…

Many moons ago…My wife and I were expecting our first child and it seemed like nothing in the world could stop us. We had each other, we had a baby on the way, I had a good job, and we had both read and practiced so much that we thought we had the birth and raising of our children nailed down. Boy was I naive!

Thinking back…

My eldest daughter just celebrated her 17th birthday a couple of weeks ago and I tell you that I am not ready for her to be going out into the world.

What My Labor Day Vacation Taught Me as a Father

Labor Day weekend has always represented to me a time for working. I never had a job before where I wasn’t working throughout the Labor Day weekend. As a result, I was never able to take the time to really enjoy my family during this holiday. Or any other holiday for that matter.

This last weekend I was able to take my family on their very first vacation weekend. In the entire 18 years of marriage I have never been able to take time to take my family and do something.