Have you experienced some heart-turning in marriage and family or heart-hardening while navigating through the Covid curveballs this year? Many folks have been impacted by job loss, the loss of a loved one, isolation and illness. In the midst of all the challenges, many have also experienced a new level of contentment in faith and family.
Peace? Are you kidding me? With Covid spikes, threats of more lockdowns, liberties being compromised and election results in America being questioned, peace is not the first word that comes to mind. Per Webster’s dictionary, ‘peace’ is defined as “freedom from disturbance; tranquility.” I think of the kid walking through the crowd with his noise-cancelling headphones, oblivious to the world. He is undisturbed and tranquil.
In this final week of Advent, the candle lit reflects ...read on
Joy is probably not the first word that comes to mind with 2020. How is a dad supposed to lead the way in joy to Christmas this year? One example is King David’s leadership when the ark of God was brought to the City of David. “Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might.” (2Samuel 6:14) King David was elated, and led the way in joy to get the ark of God in its rightful place. Nothing going on in the kingdom was going to impede the joy associated with the arrival of the ark.
In this third week of Advent, the candle lit rekindles the ...read on
What do you fear? Oswald Chambers has said, “When you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else.” What is feared is revered. There has been a lot of noise across this year suggesting there is much to fear. It is up to dads to keep a healthy perspective on fear in this world and focus on the Way in faith.
In this second week of Advent, the candle lit represents ...read on
The last number of months have provided many an opportunity to focus in on family as a priority. In spite of all the curveballs across 2020, there was much to be thankful for as November wrapped up. Now it is December and time for dads to lead the way to CHRISTmas. A family focus on Advent can help all tune-in to the Reason for the season, the Christ-child’s birth.
Advent, starting four Sundays before Christmas, is ...read on