What It’s Like to Be a Dad…12 Reasons I Love Being One

I love being a dad. I really do. It’s one of my favorite things about life.

Here are 12 reasons:

I get to cheer from the sidelines…
I get to see my legacy live through others…
I get to keep growing so they can watch me grow…
I get to watch boys become men…
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Giveaway: Henry Blackaby’s Spiritual Leadership

I grew in my faith with Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God” study. Did you? It came at the right time in my spiritual development and over the course of several years I led dozens of men and women through that workbook. I still recommend it and refer back to it […] Continue Reading…

Friday Discussion: Should We Boycott the the New NIV Bible?

Southern Baptists this week in their annual convention voted to reject Zondervan’s new version of the NIV Bible. Citing the gender neutralizing changes, such as saying “parent” instead of “father”, among other changes, the convention voting decisively to state their objection to the new version. The resolution also suggests […] Continue Reading…

An Interview with Mark Schoenwald President/CEO of Thomas Nelson

Over the next few months, I’ll be interviewing some great business leaders. They may or may not be leading Christian companies, but they will be high-level leaders in successful organizations. I think there are helpful things to learn for us in the church world from those leading outside the church.

I begin with Mark Schoenwald, President and Chief Executive Officer at Thomas Nelson. I have met Mark on a couple of occasions and each time he left a great impression on me in a casual setting. I understand he is a runner, which makes me identify with him, but I also gather from our causal encounters that he is professional, methodical, kind, and wise. Mark recently replaced the well-known Michael Hyatt as CEO of Nelson. From the outside, it appears Mark will approach the position different from Michael. I was interested in learning from Mark’s leadership.

Here is an interview with Mark Schoenwald: […] Continue Reading…

A Word to the Men: From Pastor Ron

The last two years have been a season of change in my life. I’ve experienced a change of perspective as we’ve transitioned into being empty nesters and I’ve experienced a change of passion in terms of where I see God wanting me to invest my energies.

At 47 years […] Continue Reading…