Tasting Heaven in the Backyard

Our 20 month-old Titus, a brute of a boy, was churning his chunky legs up the grassy hill with a determined, yet jovial look on his face. He was on mission to find a Black and Decker toy drill. He is a boy’s boy. Tools, balls, trucks, tractors, dirt, collisions. He was in heaven. We…

The Next Dude Perfect

Dude Perfect, have you seen this kid? (HT: Kevin DeYoung) If you aren’t aware of Dude Perfect…

What Should Family Worship Look Like?

As a father of two daughters (one outside the womb and one inside), I am continually thinking about the gospel-shaped environment of our home. Carly and I want our girls to grow up dazzled by the grace of God in the gospel. As the husband and father, it is my divinely-ordained joy and duty to…

God Loves His Little Pharisees and Prodigals

Part 2 in a 4 part series. View series intro and index. In my last post, I made the point that in raising children and teaching them the Bible, the goal is not to make them nice kids who obey the rules. All people, including our children, are sinners who need a Redeemer who will rescue and…

Telling Our Kids the Best Story (Part 1)

Series Index: Telling Our Kids the Best Story God Loves His Little Pharisees and Prodigals Give Them Jesus, Not Morality Interpreting Stories With the Best Story Part 1 in a 4 part series. View series intro and index. The whole Bible is about Jesus. I say that a lot on this blog. Probably in every post, one way or another. I…

Dad, How Do You Prayer before Meals?

Dad, do you use meal times to simply repeat a rote prayer, offering up your “duty” for God? Are meal time prayers simply a time to say the refrain, “Thank you, God for this meal…bless us now”? I want to challenge you, Dad, to rethink your meal time prayers. It is so easy for me…