Monthly Archives: December 2012

Boasting Reproduces Itself in our Children

During the fall months I work high school football games in the press box and serve as the public address announcer.  I enjoy it and have done it for over twenty-five years.   Many of the men that work the games … Continue reading

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Expressions of Pride – Boasting

Our arrogance is most often evidenced through our words, by what we say and how we say it.   There are some specific categories that these words are typically identified with.    If we can understand the symptom (which is wrong words) … Continue reading

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Expressions of Pride

I believe that all of our problems with God and people can be ultimately deduced to pride – either in us or someone else with whom we have conflicts.   Here is the scary part – most people that are proud … Continue reading

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It Takes Time to Make an Impact

In recent posts I listed seven key influences in the life of a child that will make a lasting impact – discipline, expectation, teaching, wisdom, affirmation, friends, and Jesus Christ. These are crucial deposits that parents have both the privilege … Continue reading

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Seven Key Influences in the Life of a Child – Jesus Christ

I have given six influences that are vital to impacting your child for his good.   I saved the best for last.    The greatest influence in the life of a person is Jesus Christ.   I am referring to a personal relationship … Continue reading

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Seven Key Influences in the Life of a Child – Friends

Besides our parents, the greatest influence on our lives, negatively and positively, is our friends.    The Bible has a vast amount of information about the kind of friends we ought to have – and their power to influence us.    As … Continue reading

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Seven Key Influences in the Life of a Child – Affirmation

My natural temperament is one of introversion.   I have had to learn how to make friends and talk to strangers.   To be truthful, it is still difficult for me today. When I was a teenager I read a book, “How … Continue reading

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