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Become a Hero to Your Children

I want to encourage all of you who are fathers and all of you who aspire to be fathers. Fatherhood is a great calling and the future of an entire generation depends on the work that a father does in the life of their children as they grow up. There is an ancient Truth that has been proven to be very accurate concerning the power of words. It is this: “The power of life and death is in the tongue.” I believe with every bit of conviction as a father,…

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They Do What We Do, Not What We Say

If we want to have real and lasting relationships with our children, we must be willing to be transparent with them about our own failures, flaws, and shortcomings – even our sins. Yes, it may leave a sting or even a wound that will take time to heal in their hearts until they learn what forgiveness looks like, but the lesson they will learn in taking responsibility for their actions in life will be the best lesson you can teach them.

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Is There Crying in Heaven

  While reading about heaven today – having one of those homesick days – I was reminded of a conversation I had with my son Nathaniel when he was about 7 years old. We were sitting on a tree branch over a creek in Bear Creek Canyon in Colorado with his brother Joshua, and he asked me, “Daddy, how big is heaven?” I answered him and said, “Son, it is big enough for everyone who wants to be there, and everyone who will be there will have a mansion all…

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