Monthly Archives: September 2012

Reducing Conflict in the Family

Why do families have conflict?    I suppose that all sorts of answers would suit the question, but I think most of them deal with the effect rather than the cause of conflict.  In fact, conflict is so stressful to a … Continue reading

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Bringing Joy to Your Home

I want my home to be a place of joy, happiness and fun.    One day my children and wife will stand in a funeral home before a casket where my body rests.   While there, conversations will be had, comments made, … Continue reading

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Servants Go Last

Everyone wants to have a close family, but it is rarely seen.    It doesn’t have to be this way as the  Bible teaches us how to do so.    It isn’t the result of merely spending lots of time together, but … Continue reading

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Leaders Serve First

What does servanthood look like in the home?    Simply put, the leader serves first.    Serving begins at the top. In corporate America we have been taught that at the top of the pyramid are those that are to be served … Continue reading

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Leading by Serving

I want my children to make an impact for the kingdom of God.   It is my heart’s desire that they be leaders, though not necessarily that they be well-known.    But I do want them to have a godly influence on … Continue reading

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Called to Serve

One of the best gifts my mother ever gave to me was a love for reading.   She always had books around the house and I can still remember many of the titles.   She read often herself and bought age-appropriate books … Continue reading

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Serving One Another

Where does lasting positive change occur most frequently?   There are a lot of possible answers to the question (and it is an important question), but I want to weigh in with my own perspective: I believe the primary place of … Continue reading

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