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  1. Dear Ron, I am wondering if I could put your article about the saying that God doesn't give you more than you can handle on our local Compassionate Friends Facebook page. My minister sent this to me because I was asking him if the Bible actually says this. As a bereaved mother I get so tired of hearing that being said. I love your article. Thank you.

  2. Ron,

    I was wondering if you’d be able to help me. I’ve recently written my first book, Failing at Fatherhood: A Book for the Imperfect Father that shares the struggles I endured when my first child was born with Down syndrome. In this book I examine the past, present, and future of my life in an attempt to understand my deficiencies as a father. I also analyze views of fatherhood and how misconceptions have led us to a society of men who often abandon their own children. Finally, I wrestle with child sexual abuse, divorce, contemplating suicide, and the existence of God in my own life.

    What some are saying about "Failing At Fatherhood"

    "Heartbreaking yet hopeful, Failing at Fatherhood is a compelling, honest look at one man’s struggle to become the father that he wants to be."
    – S. A. Bodeen Award Winning Children Author / Author of The Compound

    "Raw. Emotional. Honest. That’s Jack Barr, wearing his emotions on his sleeve, in his book Failing at Fatherhood. If you’ve ever been traumatized by the birth of an imperfect baby, if you’ve ever found yourself in the pit of despair questioning God and wondering how you will cope, the story of Jack, his wife Jana, and their precious little Marley will not only touch your heart, it will wrench it.
    – Dr. Woodrow Kroll Former President and Senior Bible Teacher of

    "It reminds us of the important calling we have as dads, especially in the 21st Century when fathers are less and less a part of the family and contribute less and less to helping our kids grow to be responsible, mature, Christian adults."
    – Bob Russell Retired Senior Minister, Southeast Christian Church

    I would like to email you a complimentary copy of my book and invite you to review my book through your blog. The book will be released to the public on November 10th. Here is a link to our website that features a sneak peek at chapter one.

    Thank for your time

    • Thanks Jack. It sounds like a great book. I don't really do reviews though on my blog. My schedule won't permit me the time to review them and those posts when I did them didn't get a lot of attention. I hope it does great though. 


  4. On your article, "10 Ways To Know Your Church is Making Disciples," all your references are terrific! But the first one that comes to mind, is the new commandment our Lord gave in John 13: 34, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another." He then goes on to say in v. 35, "By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” It is the love of the brethren, the unity of believers that sets us apart.

  5. My only suggestion would be to be stronger in your words in what needs to be done to work outside of the realm of the introvert. I believe God made me this way for a purpose. There are qualities of being introverted that God desires to use in me. for example, I see that the focus that being an introvert has to get things done, is awesome but getting things done without the involvement of others through relationships is a disaster; while extroverted people spend so much time in relationships, they struggle accomplishing tasks. But that is no excuse for me not intentionally work on relationships. Paul had a thorn, and introverts have a thorn, but God says, "My grace is sufficient." To me that means if I depend upon Him and I am intentional on working on being out-going, God's grace will enable me to be and do what He is asking me to be and to do.

  6. I read your article on Introverted pastors and I agree with your comments 100 percent. When I was working on my master's degree in church leadership, we had to do over 30 personal assessments and on a scale of +20 to -20 (+being extroverted and – being introverted), I was a -22. The people of my church know me, know I am introverted but those who don't or are guests would never think so, because through the power of the Holy Spirit and being very, very intentional, God takes my weaknesses and shows them as strengths.

  7. Hi Ron,

    I am asking permission to cite your article "How to put a 'Not Welcome' sign…" article in my sermon this coming Sunday.

    Robin Norcross

  8. Yea, my web guy is on it. We have a virus software attached and he says it really shouldn't have blocked it for what the errors we are getting are, but it is what it is. :)Thanks for telling me.