The Love of God

It goes without saying that I have loved my children since they were born.  I would go so far as to say that I loved them even before they were born.  I would categorize this love as close to unconditional.  There were times that I was frustrated with them.  There were times when I doubted…

The Next Courageous Step

All the women in my house suddenly gathered around our grandson, Jackson. We were celebrating Christmas a couple of days late and were opening gifts. My mother-in-law was holding this child that was born eight weeks premature. Because of this and some other complications, his parents keep a close eye on developmental milestones. One of…

When I Look at My Kids – Part 2 (Original Good and God as Parent)

In the previous blog, I started to talk about the fact that taking the Bible too literally could lead to problems in our interpretation.  I explained that examining how I feel about my children helps me understand how God must feel about His children.  I am certainly not God and I don’t tell Him how…

When I Look at My Kids – Part 1 (God’s Disposition Toward Us)

As a young adult, I dreamed about all the things I would teach my children.  I vaguely remember preparing so that I could answer their questions and tell them that thing would make them look at me with wonder and amazement.  I thought, “all they have to say is ‘thanks dad, you’re the smartest dad…

A Baby Boomer’s Journey with Millennials

When I started raising my children, I first hoped they would be like me. We all go through that — we are delighted when they look like us or talk like us.  As they start to develop, it thrills us when they start to do the things we do and even do them like we…