Perseverance: A for Archer, V for Victor

As a parent, I knew it was essential to teach my kids perseverance. You just can’t beat it when it comes to, say, finishing chores, completing homework, getting into and through college, and finding and keeping a job. Throw in friendships and community, dating and marriage—not to mention raising children—and the skill of perseverance just […]

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The Big Framework for Parenting

It is essential to understand the big picture of parenting before we jump into the day to day job of parenting.  The big picture should coordinate our parenting actions, it tells us which are the big rocks I need to deal with and what are the small rocks that may irritate us but aren’t that […]

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Really God! The Bible’s Strange Pathway to Joy in Marriage

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Small Things Done Often

(The most powerful parenting tool is children seeing a mom and dad in love)   There is a section of scripture that speaks to a problem that raises its head in many marriages. The scripture says, “5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with […]

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Small Things Done Often

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Small Things Done Often

When I was a boy, my father ran a Texaco service station in the Lower Catskill Mountains of New York State. Built 35 feet off Hwy 209, our station sat on a pie-shaped lot with 240 feet of highway frontage. A vacationing town, Godeffroy’s population topped 5,000 in the summer. In the winter, the tourists […]

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