Leading Your Family Well

I just read a fantastic blog on Leading Your Family Well. It really made be grateful for a father who took time to sit down and talk to me, generally at the expense of some sleep simply because he cared for me. Now I know he wasn’t perfect and he would never claim to be, but the one thing he always did for me was take the time to listen for me. Despite the issues going on at church, or the negative things that the people in the church were saying about him he would be there to listen and generally give advice whether I wanted it or not. 

This past Mother’s Day I had the opportunity to share about my mom during church that morning, and today I’m taking a chance to publicly thank my dad for the influence he’s had in my life. I hope and pray that I can be as good of a father as him and influence my kids the same way he’s influenced me. I love you dad!Image

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Knowledge of the Truth

I was reading 2 Timothy 3 this morning for my Bible reading and was struck by verse 6-7 which say, “For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.” (ESV) The main words that stuck out to me are “never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.” Now in theology, I’ve had many people who have told me they want to just read the Bible and not go beyond that, but that’s not the point! If you’re stopping at reading and not seeing how it applies to your life you’re wasting your reading of the Bible. Knowledge of the truth implies implementing the truths you’re learning to your life, and if you don’t you will be carried away by your various passions as they tempt you. What do you need to do in order to flee some of these passions?